| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:39 PM
WASHINGTON — The Edward Snowden case may have been the last straw, but the White House decision to cancel a Moscow summit next month came after President Obama decided the meeting was unlikely to resolve any of the issues increasing tension...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:33 AM
A new exhibition at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia is causing diplomatic friction between Germany and Russia. "The Bronze Age of Europe: Europe Without Borders" features some German works of art that were looted by Russian soldiers at...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife of nearly 30 years announced on state television Thursday that they are divorcing.
Those curious about what caused the breakup won't have to wait for a tell-all book: Lyudmila Putina dished the dirt on her...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
What does the cutting-edge, digital 3-D world of James Cameron have in common with the centuries-old Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia?
For the last few years the venerated ballet company, which dates back to the 18th century, has been...
| Jan 14, 2013
Eugene Patterson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and columnist whose impassioned words helped draw national attention to the civil rights movement as it unfolded across the South, has died at 89.
Patterson, who helped fellow whites understand the...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 11:30 AM
On an ocean cruise, every port is an invitation to adventure – a whirlwind romance with a new destination that just might turn out to be your favorite place on earth. But not all stops are created equal. Some cruise ports can make an amazing first...
| Dec 30, 2012
MOSCOW — On New Year's Eve, dining-room tables across Russia will be covered with a mosaic of glittering red caviar, piroshki, marinated mushrooms, beet salad and herring. Chilled vodka bottles and Champagne flutes will tower over the dishes,...
| Dec 30, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO MOSOW
From LAX, nonstop service to Moscow is available on Aeroflot and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on KLM, Air France, Delta, Turkish, British, Swiss and Lufthansa. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $778,...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Appearing with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra eight years ago, 23-year-old Alisa Weilerstein was a playfully kittenish cello soloist in Tchaikovsky's "Rococo" Variations. I wrote then that when she matures, look out.
I can take no credit for...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Janet Fitch's first novel, "White Oleander," hit big when it was picked by Oprah for her book club. Before that happened, she was just another aspiring writer in this big city.
She sat down with me at the L.A. Times Festival of Books and talked about...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"The Rolling Stones on the Ed Sullivan Show," "The Grateful Dead Movie," "Aki Kaurismaki's Leningrad Cowboys" prove that DVDs are not just for stories, they can capture and convey all manner of musical performance....