| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:36 AM
Most leaders of the European Union agree to a treaty putting strict limits on government spending and borrowing. Britain is among four countries that decline to join, exposing rifts within the EU at a summit in Brussels aimed at saving the euro from its...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 4:32 PM
One fascinating fact about the restitution lawsuit filed in U.S. courts this week by the heirs of Jewish art collector MÃ³r LipÃ³t Herzog, who are seeking the return of over 40 artworks they've identified as looted during World War II,......
| Jun 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Tempering fears about Hungary. Hungarian officials tried to dial down the fears about its economy after some ill-timed comments last week by a few political leaders sent markets reeling. China lashes out at Goldman. State-controlled newspapers in China...
| Apr 4, 2010
Newly divorced from a studio executive, Edith Reich needed a job in the early 1960s. She found one, and her future, at Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood's oldest restaurant.
Hired as a cashier-hostess, she soon married Charles Carissimi, whose family had...
| May 26, 2010
If you're still looking for a "big" novel to carry into the summer holidays — one in which you can lose yourself without the guilty suspicion that you're slumming — then Julie Orringer's "The Invisible Bridge" is the book you want.
| Jun 16, 2010
English food critic wrote restaurant guides
Egon Ronay, 94, an English food critic whose eponymous restaurant guides helped Britain embrace fine dining after years of postwar austerity, died Saturday at his home west of London after a short...
| Jan 8, 2010
Father Ladislas K. Parker, a Catholic priest whose harrowing escape from communist Hungary in 1950 led him to Orange County and the founding of St. Michael’s Abbey, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was 94.
Parker was among seven Norbertine...
| Mar 31, 2011
Tokaji is the luscious sweet wine made from the Furmint grape from Hungary's fabled vineyards. Sweet is the way it's been for centuries — until the late 20th century, when the first dry Furmints were made.
This is the second vintage of Furmint...
| Apr 21, 2011
I used to know a guy who would drive up to Santa Barbara just for the afternoon to visit with an old man he respected. I couldn't believe it. In my mind's eye, the Central Coast city seemed much farther than a couple of hours away. Yet it's really not...
| Feb 8, 2011
Maria Altmann, who escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a newlywed and returned to wage a triumphant fight to recover Gustav Klimt's iconic gold portrait of her remarkable aunt, has died. She was 94.
Altmann died Monday at her Cheviot Hills home after a...
| Feb 27, 2011
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