| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military.
Led by President Obama,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Veteran costume designer Ruth Carter had her hands full with her latest feature film, "Lee Daniels' The Butler." In it, she tackled eight tumultuous decades of U.S. political and social history — and changing fashions — filled with dozens of...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:00 AM
It's not so common these days to work in the same place for 50 years, but Doris Perez recently celebrated her 50th year at the Original Farmers Market.
She works five days a week at Magee's House of Nuts — weekend mornings and Monday, Tuesday...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
So much in Los Angeles changes fast. Treasure the good things that don't.
"Hello, Doris!" goes the chorus of regulars at the Original Farmers Market, when they stop by to see Doris Perez, who has been there as long as they know.
Her first job was at...
| Nov 22, 2013
This week even Americans who weren't alive on Nov. 22, 1963, are reading, writing and reflecting about the assassination of the 35th president 50 years ago. In the view of some critics, the fascination with both John F. Kennedy and his assassination is...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Fifty miles north of London lies Bletchley Park, a railway town during World War II that had few, if any, sights to recommend it. It was here, to a rundown estate on the other side of the tracks, that 19-year-old Mavis Batey was dispatched in the spring...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Architect Frank Gehry's design for the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington has experienced another setback, with the commission behind the memorial abruptly canceling a planned Thursday presentation in front of a federal agency....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:22 AM
On Sep. 18, 1956, Sen. John F. Kennedy arrived in Los Angeles for a series of campaign appearances and speeches for the Democratic party....
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:25 AM
WASHINGTON--The controversial design for a planned memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower is moving ahead, despite continuing opposition from the Eisenhower family and threats from Congress to pull funding.
On Thursday, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, which...
| May 8, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Moviegoers well-acquainted with Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels’ eyebrow-raising filmic oeuvre may be shocked to learn that his latest movie, “The Butler,” seems, at first blush, rather short on salacious surprises. This from the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The intense competition of a presidential campaign almost always generates innovation, from the first television ads for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 to Bill Clinton's rapid-response war room in 1992 to George W. Bush's get-out-the-vote drive in 2004....