| Oct 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien turns teacher in Monday's installment of "Dream School," the Sundance Channel's series about a class of high school dropouts inspired by a celebrity faculty. It's part of her new matrix of journalistic gigs under her...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Pamela Anderson is running in the New York City marathon in November to help raise funds for Haiti.
Now if only the streets of New York were lined with sand and everyone were required to wear a red swimsuit ...
The former "Baywatch" babe, 46, has...
| Sep 2, 2013
Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with?
Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Fires may rage and the U.N. roil, but let's scratch one hot-button concern off the national agenda: Al Jazeera America will not be overthrowing the American way of life any time soon.
During its first week on air, even with a news cycle heavy on Syria,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:41 AM
In Edwidge Danticat's fiercely beautiful new novel, "Claire of the Sea Light," a rose comes to life on the edge of the water.
Ville Rose is a fictional seaside town in Haiti, home to 11,000 people some 20 miles outside the country's teeming capital...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Say you could hop into a DeLorean and travel back to when life on Earth began. Would fish migrate from water to land? Would the dinosaurs go extinct? At the end of our trip, would we still encounter life as we now know it?
Some scientists don’t...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Ron Hextall, the legendary Philadelphia Flyers goaltender who has been the Kings' vice president/assistant general manager for seven years, is returning to Philadelphia as the team's assistant GM/director of hockey operations.
Although the move might...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:37 AM
| May 1, 2013
Somewhere between her Chilean family's life-or-death political realities and its intuitive, fantastical imagination is where Isabel Allende writes. Where she lives is the Bay Area, arriving in California about 25 years ago with a famous surname she's gone...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Before her panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Book, journalist and author Amy Wilentz dropped in at our video booth to talk about how she came to write her latest book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo."
Written after Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, this...
| Feb 3, 2013
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Two turns off the alley and I was hopelessly lost.
In less than five minutes, I couldn't see the guest house where I had been staying for a week, even though it was one of the taller buildings in Haiti. With a few quick...