| Sep 6, 2013
Before the advent of the Internet, it made sense for schools to discipline students only for what they said and did when they were on school property. But it's now possible for a student to disrupt the learning environment by pecking out threats on his...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Ah Christmas, that idyllic time of year when families gather around the fire, don hokey reindeer sweaters and listen to their favorite Bad Religion albums.
Yep, the scenario is now a genuine option for yuletide merriment. L.A.'s favorite faith-...
| Sep 10, 2013
"We sign our work."
Apple's ad campaign, rolled out this summer, makes a big deal about it: "This is our signature. And it means everything. Designed by Apple in California."
It is a telling tagline. Products that bear the Apple imprimatur do...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:49 AM
The Muslims are coming! The Muslims are coming! Directors Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah and a lineup of fellow Muslim American comedians hit the road in this documentary that follows their stand-up tour throughout the American Southeast and West....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:04 PM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A prominent Pakistani Taliban commander has written a letter to a teenage girl shot in the head by the group, expressing regret that he didn't warn her before the assassination attempt that propelled her activism to the...
| Aug 3, 2013
It's been a year since Wade Michael Page opened fire at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. Since then, some basic facts about Page have come to light.
We now know that he was involved with white supremacy groups and that he was the founding member and...
| Aug 4, 2013
Jesus not only saves; it turns out he also sells.
UC Riverside professor Reza Aslan's new book, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," currently occupies the No. 1 spot on Amazon's bestseller list. The Iranian-born Aslan, who converted...
| Aug 13, 2013
In one recent week, time took two heroes. So far as I know, the legendary civil rights lawyer Julius Chambers and the esteemed public intellectual Robert Bellah never met. They lived on opposite ends of the country and traveled in different circles. But...
| Aug 4, 2013
Last week, Pope Francis loosed a media tsunami by dropping a pebble of sanity into an ocean of religious angst. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?" he told reporters on the flight back to Rome after his...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:00 PM
In the 1980s, student protests against apartheid led universities to sell off stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. More recently, concerns about genocide in Darfur, the health effects of tobacco and handgun violence led to more college...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Lawyers representing St. Bonaventure, Oaks Christian, Damien and St. Lucy's are moving forward to challenge the CIF Southern Section in court, according to athletic officials at two of the high schools. A lawsuit is expected to be filed later this......