| Apr 11, 2010
Eddie Carroll, an actor who for decades gave voice to Jiminy Cricket in Disney projects and impersonated Jack Benny in a noted one-man stage show, has died. He was 76.
Carroll died Tuesday from a brain tumor at the Motion Picture and Television Fund...
| Apr 1, 2011
Gil Clancy, 88, a boxing trainer who helped lead Emile Griffith to welterweight and middleweight titles, died Thursday at an assisted-living facility on Long Island, N.Y., his family said.
Born in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., in...
| Nov 20, 2011
As the sun set over Angkor Wat, the temple built for King Suryavarman II in the 12th century, I nosed my Vespa out into the line of three-wheeled tuktuks, bikes and cars. In my pink crash helmet and Gucci bike goggles, I felt as frivolous as an extra...
| Mar 6, 2011
Tuning In the Night-Singing Insects
Belknap/Harvard University Press: 260 pp., $22.95
"The game is to listen," Rachel Carson wrote in 1956 of the night-singing insects. "Not so much to the full orchestra, as to the...
| Mar 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
In the wake of the Dubai assassination controversy, the emirate's police chief, Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim, is keeping a steady hand on the faucet, carefully dripping out information for the media. Israel --widely suspected as being behind the slaying......
| Jan 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
YouTube is about to show live, for the first time, a major sports event. But is that cricket? Unfortunately, for sports fans in the U.S., it is. The online video service, owned by Google, will be showing 60 cricket matches......
| Jan 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The good news for sports fans: YouTube will be showing a series of major matches, live, on the online site. The bad news: The sport is cricket. Well, it's not bad if you're a fan of the sport -- mostly obscure in this hemisphere outside of Trinidad and...
| Sep 19, 2009
| 4:33 PM
In the still-kicking, hold-in-your-hands, costs-less-than-a-tetra issue of the Sept. 19 Los Angeles Times Home section: Aquascapes: Who needs the fish? The story and photo gallery on the art of aquarium gardening. (If you want to see the aquascapers'...
| May 20, 2008
At the Manas grocery store and restaurant on Vermont Avenue near USC, graduate students from Mumbai and New Delhi stop by late at night to pick up a batch of malai kofta, vegetable dumplings, to fuel their engineering study sessions.
Or they may sit down...
| Jul 13, 2008
James Bond would choke on his dry martini at today's gas prices -- 1.20 pounds a liter in his British homeland, or about $8 a gallon.
Powering along Britain's open roads in supercharged machines for fictional adventures, 007 would soon feel the pinch at...
| Jul 27, 2008
Alfred & Emily
HarperCollins: 276 pp., $25.95
Doris Lessing has never been one to shy from bold moves. She married early to escape her overbearing mother, then left her husband and two children, wedding a German Communist classed as an...