| Apr 2, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush are among the presidents who have offered Passover and Easter greetings each spring....
| Jan 7, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Yvonne Villarreal sat down with Ethan Hawke last week to talk about "Daybreakers," the futuristic vampire-virus film that opens this Friday. Whatever happened to the 90-minute movie? Ethan Hawke is mulling that over, slouched in a dining chair inside a......
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:39 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — When Jackie Yerby and a small band of devout Catholics go to the cathedral for Mass this Ash Wednesday, they will be sending an unmistakable message. Pinned to their lapels will be big white buttons that proclaim, "Catholic...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:29 PM
A North Dakota Catholic high school principal has been charged with setting fire to the building, forcing classes to be canceled for the week and rendering the half-century-old schoolhouse unusable until at least summer.
Thomas Joseph Sander, 30, is...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Mardi Gras is Tuesday -- do you have your king cake?
At first sight, it may come across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:38 AM
For those of you who think Mardi Gras is just about free pancakes and colorful beads, think again. Mardi Gras, which literally means Fat Tuesday, is deeply embedded in the Christian ethos, with a rich tradition of carefree, excessive pleasure and acting...
| Aug 3, 2008
It was brutally hot, 108 degrees, and the wind was howling. Bushfires were raging in the hills, making their way inexorably toward the Baker farmstead at the foot of the Brisbane Ranges.
John and Carlene Baker had moved here to get away from the hurly-...
| Aug 27, 2009
Dominick Dunne, the bestselling novelist and Vanity Fair writer who chronicled the misdeeds of the rich and famous with wicked glee -- most memorably in his highly personal accounts of the trials of Claus von Bulow, the Menendez brothers and O.J....
| Feb 16, 2012
At first sight, it comes across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be flavored simply with a touch of cinnamon sugar, or maybe it's...
| Jul 13, 2012
Two questions immediately presented themselves when it was announced that "The Exorcist" was going to be done onstage: How? And why?
At the show's premiere Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse, the creators seemed to be searching for answers to these...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Like everything Stephen Colbert does on television, it's set up as a joke.
A nun and a television host walk into a studio. They discuss the recent papal censure of American nuns for "perpetrating a feminist agenda." The host takes a hard line.