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  • Russia's first couple divorcing; Putin biography tells why

    Russia's first couple divorcing; Putin biography tells why
    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...
  • 'Swan Lake Live' leaps into the 3-D theater scene

     'Swan Lake Live' leaps into the 3-D theater scene
    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...
  • Review: Alisa Weilerstein's star turn with L.A. Chamber Orchestra

    Review: Alisa Weilerstein's star turn with L.A. Chamber Orchestra
    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...
  • Janet Fitch on the writers she admires and her next book [video]

    Janet Fitch on the writers she admires and her next book [video]
    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...
  • Eugene Patterson dies at 89; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

    Eugene Patterson dies at 89; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
    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...
  • Russian gay activist fined for promoting homosexuality

     
    The founder of the Moscow gay pride movement was convicted Friday of promoting homsexuality and fined $167 in the first prosecution under a controversial new St. Petersburg municipal law that human rights activists have denounced as homophobic....
  • Russia reimagines its culinary traditions

    Russia reimagines its culinary traditions
    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,...
  • Visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg

    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,...
  • Yelena Bonner dies at 88; wife of Andrei Sakharov was a Soviet human rights activist

    Yelena Bonner dies at 88; wife of Andrei Sakharov was a Soviet human rights activist
    Reporting from Moscow -- Yelena Bonner, human rights activist and widow of Soviet dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, has died. She was 88. Bonner died Saturday afternoon in Boston after a long illness, said her daughter, Tatiana...
  • Joe Morris Sr. dies at 85; Navajo code talker during World War II

    Joe Morris Sr. dies at 85; Navajo code talker during World War II
    "My weapon was my language," World War II Marine veteran Joe Morris Sr. told a crowd of nearly 200 in a San Bernardino park on Veterans Day in 2004. "We saved a lot of lives." Morris, one of the Navajo code talkers whose use of their native language in...
  • Kurt Sanderling dies at 98; admired conductor under Soviets

    Kurt Sanderling dies at 98; admired conductor under Soviets
    Kurt Sanderling, who led the Leningrad Philharmonic and the East Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Soviet rule and won admirers in the West later in his career as a guest conductor for orchestras in London, Los Angeles and elsewhere, has died. He was 98....