| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:24 AM
LONDON -- A massive cache of art discovered in the Munich apartment of an elderly recluse contains hitherto-unknown works by famous artists as well as pieces believed confiscated by the Nazis in their persecution of Jews or their campaign against “...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
LONDON — The elderly gentleman appeared nervous when authorities questioned him during a customs check aboard a train from Switzerland to Germany. He was carrying about $12,000 in cash, just within the legal limit.
But a feeling that something was...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:58 AM
LONDON -- The elderly gentleman appeared nervous when police questioned him during a customs check aboard a train from Switzerland to Germany. He was carrying about $12,000 in cash, just within the legal limit.
But a feeling that something was not quite...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
LONDON -- A $1.3-billion trove of art, some or all of which was looted by the Nazis more than 70 years ago, appears to be without parallel in the annals of stolen art, experts say.
“It is the largest cache held by a private individual illegally by...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:31 PM
President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday evening about the escalating crisis in Syria and whether the U.S. will take military action to punish President Bashar Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons on his own people.
| Jul 20, 2013
This is the ideal backyard beer for summer (made on Maui, where they know all about sunny weather). It's a Munich helles-type lager, made with Pilsner and Munich malts and German Hersbrucker and some American German-style hops. The result is light and...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 9:46 AM
JERUSALEM — Israel braced for rockets and got a diplomatic bombshell instead.
The Obama administration’s surprise decision to delay a U.S. strike against Syria to allow for congressional debate left anxious Israelis relieved Sunday that...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:24 PM
After all the surgeries and disappointments, Nate Adams finally made his way back to the top of the podium with a gold-medal performance in Moto X speed and style, which combines racing and freestyle tricks for a final score.
The Glendale, Ariz., native...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:02 AM
When California native Kent Nagano resigned as the first music director of the newest major American opera company, Los Angeles Opera, in 2006 to become general music director of Bavarian State Opera, he entered into an Old World operatic hornet's nest....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Like many performers at a crossroads, Antje Traue gave herself an ultimatum. If she wasn’t able to support herself through […]...
| Apr 21, 2013
In last week's Fashion Diary column, I wrote about the wardrobe choices of Gwyneth Paltrow during her recent publicity tour through L.A., when she appeared at events promoting her new cookbook and personal trainer Tracy Anderson's new fitness studio....