| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:29 AM
What do executions, joining the military and naming your son “Junior” have in common?
They’re all more common in the South and the West, researchers found, and they’re all tied to a “culture of honor,” where...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Martha Longenecker, who founded the Mingei International Museum that has a vast collection of ancient and current folk art in San Diego, was on a different path when she was an art student in the early 1950s at Claremont Graduate School. She was...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
For years, the official story about Charles Erickson was that he began to have visions, lost memories that suddenly resurfaced in 2003.
That he’d blacked out and killed a Missouri newspaper editor two years earlier.
That he’d done the...
| Nov 3, 2013
Many powerful Californians have left their mark on the state. But I'd argue that the most lasting legacy, for better and for worse, belongs to a controversial man of the cloth born 300 years ago this year: Father Junipero Serra.
The trail of missions he...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 5:57 PM
SAN DIEGO — At a busy corner in the Skyline neighborhood, City Councilman and mayoral candidate David Alvarez is looking with annoyance at a gravel-strewn lot surrounded by a wire fence.
Inside the fence is an abandoned gas station and tall weeds....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:53 PM
WASHINGTON --– Even if his campaign staff may have considered replacing Joe Biden with Hillary Rodham Clinton on the ticket in 2012, President Obama would have “laughed [the idea] out of the room,” a White House spokesman said Friday....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday praised the L.A. Board of Education and Supt. John Deasy for coming to an agreement for the superintendent to remain on the job, but insisted they smooth over their strained relationship and work together going...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Earlier this week, I saw Michael Polish’s film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s 1962 novel “Big Sur,” which opens Friday. The book is one of my favorites: dark, brooding, the flip side of the Beat road legend, a story of isolation...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles" is a small drama that's confined to one room and focused on the relationship between two characters, an elderly grandmother and her neo-hippie grandson.
Yet the play, which is receiving an attentive production at South Coast...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Arthur C. Danto, a provocative and influential philosopher and critic who championed Andy Warhol and other avant-garde artists and upended the study of art history by declaring that the history of art was over, has died. He was 89.
Danto, an art...
| Oct 26, 2013
In cookbooks, health food stores and alternative health clinics, the word is getting out: Acid is the latest dietary villain.
It's not necessarily the acid in foods like tomatoes and lemons that supposedly cause the trouble. Instead, a growing number of...