| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
After calling it a masterpiece of deep reporting and powerful storytelling, what more needs to be said of Rick Atkinson's trilogy about World War II?
The first volume, "An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943" received the Pulitzer Prize for...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Guitarist Bombino's performance at a wedding in the desert city of Agadez, Niger, six years ago was, in some ways, a typical job. Then 27, he had been playing music since childhood and toured globally as a member of the band Tidawt. But this gig became...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:43 AM
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's prime minister used less belligerent language Thursday but said he would go ahead with redevelopment plans that have sparked nationwide protests, in comments that could be decisive in determining whether demonstrations...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:27 PM
The fate of the historic Wintersburg site remains unclear after a vote by the Huntington Beach Planning Commission to do further studies into a request to change the property's zoning.
Wintersburg was the site of a Japanese American community that began...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Sometimes even the most devoted ravers outgrow their fairy wings and neon bikinis.
The 160,000 people expected to attend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the next two weekends will find a new electronic music tent with the kind of...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:42 PM
There's an invasion happening along Pacific Coast Highway between Brookhurst and Magnolia streets. They've come by the hundreds and more are on their way, slowly consuming Brookhurst Marsh and threatening the areas around it.
It's the Sahara mustard, an...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 11:04 AM
A group of U.S. Muslims and Arab-Americans are visiting the North African country of Morocco this week to talk with that nation's government and civil organizations about strengthening democracy, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations....
| Feb 17, 2013
Morocco dropped by. I wasn't expecting a North African kingdom, but company is always welcome. Especially such charming company — those cinnamon-warm spices, those lush stews and that habit of pressing savory against sweet. Intoxicating.
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:17 PM
St. Valentine's Day is a strange, mixed-up holiday.
For one thing, hardly anyone refers to it as St. Valentine's Day, but that is because we live in a secular world where the foundation of faith has been worn away by the eroding pressure of commercial...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As President Barack Obama begins his second term, he faces a series of Middle East challenges far more daunting than when he began his presidency in 2009. These problems include:
•what to do about the Arab-Israeli conflict, with peace talks between...