| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Seamus Heaney, the poet and essayist from Ireland who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995, has died. He was 74.
An Irish Catholic who was growing up in Ulster when the Troubles began and who later moved to Dublin, Heaney engaged with the violence...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:02 PM
LONDON – After exhaustive – and exhausting – debate, lawmakers in Ireland approved a controversial bill early Friday spelling out strict rules under which abortions can be performed, the first time that the Roman Catholic nation has...
| Sep 1, 2013
WIGTOWN, Scotland — "You're on the road to nowhere." The roads were getting narrower and narrower on the drive through southwestern Scotland. We had left behind the divided highway outside Glasgow, and then, somewhere near the towns with signs...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Seamus Heaney was already one of Ireland's best-known poets when the sectarian violence of "The Troubles" swept through Northern Ireland in the 1970s and '80s. An Irish Republican activist spotted him on a train and challenged Heaney to craft some words...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:53 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday jets off to Ireland and Germany for a two week summer vacation.
Brown said he plans to meet with the Irish prime minister and German government officials while there, but hopes to spend most of his time as a...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:35 AM
In the age of TiVo, rewind can be a viewer's favorite button. Sadly, we can't record and play back those moments in life that we want to do over.
This isn't true for the play "A Parallelogram," written by Bruce Norris and playing at the Mark Taper...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:23 AM
LONDON -- Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize-winning poet whose crystalline, descriptive verse led many to consider him the best Irish poet since Yeats, died Thursday. He was 74.
His death was confirmed by his publishers, Faber and Faber, which said that it...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:41 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Now that Gov. Jerry Brown is back from his ancestral tour of Germany and Ireland, his attention is turning to priorities for the closing weeks of the legislative year, which ends Sept. 13.
Though many of the governor’s major policy...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A refresher course in high school geometry isn't a prerequisite for "A Parallelogram," the play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris running at the Mark Taper Forum. But it certainly wouldn't hurt.
The four actors in Norris' strange, ambiguous domestic...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Every rejected and unpublished novelist harbors a secret and implausible fantasy: One day, not only will she (or he) be published, but the sleeping literary world will also awaken and recognize her (or his) genius and pile accolades and prizes upon her...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:04 AM
American salvagers recovered about 61 tons of silver off Ireland in what's said to be the largest and deepest recovery ever of precious metal from a shipwreck.
Odyssey Marine Exploration confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday the recovery of 1,...