| Jan 30, 2011
The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903
Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26
In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:09 PM
| Sep 11, 2011
On the last day of July, Ken Burns had his first drink of the year.
Sitting in Trader Vic's at the Beverly Hilton hotel and talking about his upcoming documentary "Prohibition," the filmmaker bypassed the bar's traditional mai tai and instead went for...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 8:15 PM
It's third period at Lawrence Middle School in Chatsworth, and social studies teacher Brent Smiley has exactly 50 minutes to cover 9/11.
He asks for memories; few of the eighth-graders have any since they were just 2 or 3 years old when the terrorists...
| Jan 18, 2009
We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some...
| Dec 29, 2008
In this space a year ago, we published nine editorials over three weeks in which we attempted to analyze the race for the presidency in the context of enduring, essential American values. Where, we asked, does a belief in liberty as the founders...
| Jan 20, 2009
Jose Torres, a former light heavyweight world champion and Olympic silver medalist, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Ponce, Puerto Rico, said his wife, Ramonita. He was 72.
Torres won the light heavyweight title in 1965 by stopping Willie...
| Oct 23, 2009
Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83.
Sales had numerous ailments and died Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, said...
| Mar 7, 2009
Jim Bellows, a legendary editor who built a career resuscitating underdog big-city newspapers from Los Angeles to New York and helped turn Tom Wolfe and Jimmy Breslin into stars, has died. He was 86.
Bellows, a longtime resident of Brentwood, died...
| Jan 10, 2009
Ida B. Kinney, a 104-year-old who was believed to be the oldest African American in the San Fernando Valley and who was a driving force for civil rights in the region, died Jan 1.
Affectionately nicknamed "Mother" Kinney, she died of complications...
| Feb 19, 2009
| 9:44 PM
Witness to Germany's surrender
Susan Hibbert, 84, who typed the English version of the German surrender document ending World War II and then messaged London to announce the accord had been signed, died Feb. 2, according to the British...