| 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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:20 PM
As a teenager in the 1970s, I learned about the paranoid style of American politics from the Kennedy assassination. Between seventh grade, when I discovered the Warren Commission report, and my junior year in high school, when I wrote a term paper...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Twitter lit up with denunciations of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently after he accused one of the candidates seeking to succeed him of running a “racist” campaign. But the case against Bloomberg was muddied when the magazine that...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The fall music season will begin with dissent. Petitions have been circulated calling for companies that employ Russian artists, such as the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera, to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin's human rights policies,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:39 AM
MOSCOW — An argument in southern Russia over philosopher Immanuel Kant, the author of “Critique of Pure Reason,” devolved into pandemonium when one debater shot the other with an air gun.
A police spokeswoman in Rostov-on Don, Viktoria...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:56 AM
A little philosophy can be a dangerous thing. A heated conversation between two men about the seminal 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant first came to blows, then one man shot the other.
The Kant shooting incident took place in southern Russia in...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Without help from the British government, there might never have been a Harry Potter.
Rowling famously wrote her first book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,” when she was a single mother living below the poverty line, receiving...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturay's menu of games:
North Texas (2-1) at No. 9...
| 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 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:31 PM
"Alpha House" (Amazon). Yonder comes the first fruit of Amazon Studios' semi-innovative pilot derby, upon which I reported and opined at length last spring — see here, here and here — marking its arrival as a producer of original streaming...