| Jan 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Huffington Post Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington gave Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings a tongue-in-cheek opportunity to respond to some of the barbed comments leveled in recent weeks at the fast-growing subscription service by the head of media...
| Jan 19, 2011
R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95.
| Jan 24, 2011
| 10:14 PM
Wayne Grisham, a two-term Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from La Mirada who later served in the state Assembly, has died. He was 88.
Grisham died Wednesday at Dove House, a hospice in Whittier, of respiratory failure stemming from...
| Jan 2, 2011
Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily, a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in...
| Mar 23, 2011
The surprising thing about the Peace Corps is that the institution still exists. After being formed by President John F. Kennedy on the fly in March 1961, it has endured Congressional challenges, internal political crises, skeptical Third World receptions...
| Apr 17, 2011
How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 418 pp., $28
James Carroll's latest book is very ambitious. Invoking history, anthropology, social psychology, geography and theology, the...
| May 21, 2011
Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86.
His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:38 AM
Returning to Iowa, where polls show him contending for first place in next week's caucuses, Ron Paul studiously ignored a barrage of news media questions Wednesday about fresh attacks from rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, including over incendiary...
| Jan 15, 2012
A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine.
I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...