| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Concert season kickoff in Los Angeles this year boasts a few rare sightings, the most notable of which is New York singer and pianist Billy Joel, who arrives for the first concert of his classics here in years.
Joel's been doing these sorts of shows...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who became a major voice in the campaign to gain reparations from companies that transported victims to concentration camps during World War II, died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Pikesville, Md. He was 93....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:47 PM
BEIJING — The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 grew more puzzling Tuesday as reports suggested the plane may have veered more than 300 miles west of its intended flight path and flew lower and longer than previously thought....
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:39 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Bode Miller hasn't won a World Cup race since December 2011, the Beaver Creek downhill in Colorado.
He is 36 years old and coming off micro-fracture knee surgery that forced him to miss all of last season.
He was born in the...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Documentary filmmakers are known to go to extraordinary lengths to get their stories on film, but few have gone as far as Hubert Sauper.
In order to achieve the unusual access to the reality of Africa he provides in his exceptional "We Come as Friends,"...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Philip Roth, one of America's most lauded novelists, has quit writing fiction. The 80-year-old has said it before, and he said it again in an interview published this week on Stanford's website.
"I haven’t written a word of fiction since 2009. I...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:14 PM
What is a Tuesday Night Wine? A friend used the term one evening as we were sipping an expensive wine -- a dense, smoky Côte-Rôtie from the northern Rhone -- for a birthday celebration. Tuesday Night Wine was definitely not what we were drinking.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Not everybody loves sake, so the burning question is what else to drink with your sashimi or nigiri-zushi?
You could opt for a fabulous vintage Champagne if you’re lucky enough to be dining at Urusawa and won’t mind the $400 per person tab....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:34 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out who has my Super Bowl tickets.
The Skinny: How funny would it have been if right before he delivered the State of the Union address, President Obama barked out, "Omaha! Omaha!" and the entire Cabinet got up and...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:32 AM
In 1982, French writers Jacques Lob and Benjamin Legrand, and artist Jean-Marc Rochette collaborated on “Le Transperceneige,” a science-fiction graphic novel about the last […]...
| Mar 5, 2014
Thanks to a recent ruling from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, high school students in the Morgan Hill Unified School District south of San Jose won't be allowed to wear American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. That's too bad. The flags of both the...