| Dec 20, 2007
About 300 former and current Capistrano Valley High students rallied Wednesday in support of a teacher accused of making anti-Christian statements in the classroom.
Boosters of James Corbett, an Advanced Placement European history teacher, lined both...
| Dec 31, 2007
Iran's supreme leader spoke not with the thunder of a man regarded in his country as God's representative on Earth, but with the exasperated tone of a corporate manager chastising his employees.
Ali Khamenei had ordered his deputies to start...
| Jan 27, 2008
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
At 10 am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding sponsors tours of the Jumeirah Mosque.
The mosque, completed in 1979 near the beach in the most exclusive...
| Feb 1, 2008
Jimmy Carter still spends much of his time injecting himself into the nastiest spats on the planet. But most Sundays, the 83-year-old former president manages to be back here in the tiny city where he was raised. He does not like to skip Sunday school....
| Nov 15, 2009
As he watched the World Trade Center towers implode, Bill Cain, playwright and native New Yorker, felt a surge of fury pass through him. But as an ordained Jesuit priest, he was able to tap into another, equally powerful emotion. "I knew the only way to...
| Jan 31, 2010
I Am an Emotional
The Secret Life of Girls Around
Villard: 150 pp., $20
In this series of monologues, Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues," imagines the voices of teenage girls from around the world. "As a...
| Apr 5, 2009
Mysteries dwell within the towering red rocks of northern Arizona. And it doesn't take a Sedona visitor long to stumble upon them.
"The woo-woo factor is strong here," psychic Craig Junjulas told me the morning I arrived.
"Huh?" I said, doing a double...
| Apr 6, 2009
In a Holy Week ritual hearking back to medieval Spain, teenagers from seven East Los Angeles parishes donned costumes Sunday to reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Several dozen youths, garbed in the vivid red cloaks and brass helmets of Roman...
| Apr 9, 2009
Our attire was about as casual as it can get for a religious celebration.
At dawn Wednesday, about two dozen runners in shorts and T-shirts charged up a hill and stopped on a ridge overlooking the Elah Valley, the biblical site of David's triumph over...