| Oct 6, 2013
APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS — Dozens of black-and-yellow squirrel monkeys scampered around us, some running above on high ropes, others swooping in close to us as we walked.
This was one of the many delights of the Apenheul, a primate park in rural...
| Oct 6, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS
From LAX, nonstop service to Amsterdam is offered on KLM, and connecting service (change of plane) is offered on Delta, United, Air France, British and Lufthansa. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $1,124 to...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
From "Brave New World" to "The Hunger Games," dystopian fiction generally presents a closed, ostensibly perfect society from the point of view of the outsider who doesn't fit in. The less-often told story is what it's like to be part of the crowd. Who...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
At an age when most people are easing into retirement, 67-year-old bassist Dave Holland can't stop working.
Popping up this Saturday at UCLA's Royce Hall as one of the marquee headliners of the six-night Angel City Jazz Festival (which kicks off...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
To fully appreciate Paul Napier, you have to know that he played the original Mr. Goodwrench in the GM commercials, a natural fixer, good at keeping things running.
You'd also have to understand that the retired actor with the playful Dick Van Dyke...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The royal baby has arrived and the House of Windsor now has an heir, a spare and a son of a spare. The Britain’s monarchal lineup is pretty much locked in place for the next 100 years.
Yes, tragedy or the unexpected may intrude. No one foresaw the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this day in 1606 in Leiden in what is now the Netherlands. A prolific artist, he created many self-portraits during his career -- one of which serves as the inspiration for Monday's Google Doodle birthday...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Suspected Nazi war criminal
Laszlo Csatary, 98, a Hungarian war crimes suspect who allegedly brutalized and deported thousands of Jewish prisoners to the infamous Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II, died of...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:20 PM
BERLIN -- Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, federal authorities in Germany said Tuesday that they were recommending that charges of accessory to murder be brought against 30 alleged guards at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:46 AM
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The Angel City Jazz Festival announced the lineup for its sixth annual installment coming this fall, and once again its menu of concerts offers a broad sample from the vanguard of music in 2013....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Richard Dreyfuss has a lot on his mind. And he's more than willing to share.
Among his talking points: the beleaguered state of civics education and filmmaking today — most roles in new films are "stupid," he believes — studying at Oxford,...