| Nov 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Veterans Day didn't start out as a day for veterans....
| Apr 7, 2010
| 4:35 AM
The president wants to sign a new arms deal with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev and calm East European nerves about U.S. steadfastness....
| Apr 12, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The winners for the Pulitzer Prizes and all finalists have been announced. There were prizes awarded in all five book categories. Biography winner: "The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt" by T.J Stiles. Finalists: "Cheever: A Life" by......
| Apr 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Prosecutors charged two Woodrow Wilson High School students in juvenile court Tuesday with witness intimidation after they allegedly approached a witness in the case against two teenage boys charged with the 2009 murder of athlete and honor student Melody...
| Mar 28, 2010
On Oct. 9, 2009, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke up at dawn and received startling news from Oslo. President Obama, only 48, had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. Usually, this most prestigious of awards honors lifetime accomplishment...
| Jun 20, 2010
At one time, Los Angeles was Weimar on the Pacific: Numerous German-speaking émigrés put their stamp on the city to which they'd fled.
What with directors such as Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, writers such as Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, and...
| Dec 5, 2010
"Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
| Sep 21, 2010
Presidents Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover might be bracketed together for a number of reasons.
Both were engineers by training, shared an almost theological faith in the chimera of governmental efficiency, believed effective management grew from close...
| Apr 14, 2011
Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92.
Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.,...
| Sep 12, 2010
"A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot" by Mary Walton (Palgrave/Macmillan: 284 pp., $28.)
Alice Paul was a warrior for women's suffrage. A Quaker from New Jersey, she went to Swarthmore, the college her maternal grandfather...
| Nov 21, 2010
Random House: 770 pp., $35
After spending close to eight triumphant years in the White House, Theodore Roosevelt left Washington in 1909 on top of the world, a charismatic leader beloved by his countrymen and greeted...