| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Future historians of the Barack Obama presidency, where would you rather travel? To that perpetually sunny corner of Polynesia where our 44th president was born? Or to the windy city on Lake Michigan he most recently called home?
| Mar 9, 2013
| 6:18 PM
When Ford launched plans in the early 1950s for a medium-priced car so distinctive it would grab attention from blocks away, the challenge fell to Roy Brown to design it.
The concept he came up with blared individuality. It shunned the tail fins that...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Dancer, rapper, and, oh yeah, Man on the Moon Buzz Aldrin is talking, but are the right people listening?
One of the original moonwalkers (“Michael Jackson always did it backwards!” Aldrin complained) challenged the United States to pick...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Even when it was just an architectural glimmer in the eye of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, the desert estate where President Barack Obama will greet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday was never in danger of being confused with a mere vacation house....
| May 22, 2013
| 7:31 AM
After the coffee. Before waiting for Xbox One to change my world.
The Skinny: I may be in the minority, but I'm not looking for more interaction with my TV. I spend my days interacting and it is mostly a frustrating experience. I don't want to be...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85.
| May 13, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Let the Barbara Walter's farewell tour begin!
Monday's edition of "The View" opened with the show's founder and star fixing the camera with that fearless don't-let-the-strange-absence-of-wrinkles-fool-you-I've-been-on-television-for-50-years gaze and...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:43 PM
Vincent G. Dowling
Actor, director gave Tom Hanks early break
Actor and director Vincent G. Dowling, 83, who left behind a long career with Ireland's national theater to run a Shakespeare festival in Cleveland where he gave a young Tom Hanks an...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
World War II lingers for Russia and Japan. Nearly 68 years after the fighting ended, the two Asian powers have yet to sign a peace treaty.
That could change now that the leaders of both countries have solid nationalist credentials and could pull off...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Is the feminist movement to blame for our expanding waistline?
In her book “Homeward Bound,” excerpted on Salon, author Emily Matchar points to food writers and experts who’ve pinned the problem on feminism. In driving women out of the...
| Apr 1, 2013
As the chaperon of Michigan's Muskegon Lassies in the 1940s, Helen Hannah Campbell made sure the professional baseball players wore lipstick and properly modest uniform skirts in the "girls league" founded to keep ballparks filled while men were away at...