| Aug 26, 2012
Scott Pace's journey into the military was far from traditional.
After graduating from Brawley Union High in Imperial County, he attended Brigham Young University in Utah for a year. He spent the next two years on his Mormon mission in Argentina and then...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
When a powerful tropical storm sweeps close enough to wipe out the first day of the Republican National Convention, is it a sign of divine intervention?
A small, but significant, segment of Republican voters believe that extreme weather is more than a...
| Oct 21, 2012
CUATRO MILPAS, MEXICO— In this hardscrabble farming village, an American teenager like Luis Martinez was bound to stand out.
Raised on Little Caesars pizzas and Big Gulps, Luis, 13, was portly. The village kids, subsisting on bowls of chicken...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:31 PM
"Once" was the big winner at the Tony Awards on Sunday, taking home eight awards, including best new musical.
Based on the 2006 indie movie of the same name, "Once" is a modestly scaled romantic reverie that is leagues different in tone and size from...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:42 PM
"The Book of Mormon"has lined up its ensemble cast for its first national tour, which kicks off in Denver in August and comes to Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre in September.
Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham, the role of a Mormon...
| Jan 17, 2012
Let's face it, Mitt Romney seems more than a little opaque. On the one hand he's über-rich, incredibly smart and nakedly ambitious; on the other he seems somehow robotic, shut-down and so happy to embrace the pragmatic option that the core of his...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:00 AM
This story has been updated.
If there's one thing that Broadway insiders can agree on this season, it's that there is no clear front-runner for the Tony Awards. The season lacks the blockbuster Tony magnets of recent years, such as "The Book of Mormon,""...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:18 PM
No need to bone up on the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith before attending "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre. Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that...
| Sep 29, 2012
I'd wanted to take an actual Mormon to see "The Book of Mormon," but the closest I could come was the lovely and patient older daughter — so well scrubbed and shimmery that she looked like an Irish coin.
"Come on, Coin, let's go to the Pantages," I...
| Jul 17, 2012
Stephen R. Covey, a former Brigham Young University business professor who blended personal self-help and management theory in a massive bestseller, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," died Monday at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was 79....
| Jul 22, 2012
America, You Sexy Bitch
A Love Letter to Freedom
Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black
Da Capo Press: 309 pp., $26
The 2008 presidential campaign had many unexpected consequences: It spawned the tea party...