| Apr 5, 2010
Craig Noel, the founding director of San Diego's Old Globe who established a vital regional community theater that eventually became a Tony Award-winning font of dramatic productions bound for Broadway, has died. He was 94.
Noel, who began his career...
| Apr 15, 2010
As Shoichi Sayano pulls open the metal drying-room door, a breeze sends ripples down the curtain-like wall of 10-foot-long udon noodles neatly folded over metal drying racks. "I still cut the noodles every day," says the 75-year-old former...
| Oct 19, 2011
Norman Corwin, the legendary writer, director and producer of original radio plays for CBS during the golden age of radio in the 1930s and '40s when he was revered as the "poet of the airwaves," has died. He was 101.
Corwin, a journalist, playwright,...
| May 6, 2011
Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" and later wrote the hit movies "The Way We Were" and "The Turning Point," died Thursday. He was believed to...
| May 15, 2010
Retired Marine Col. Victor J. Croizat, a combat commander in some of the toughest battles of World War II and later a military advisor and diplomat to emerging nations in Africa, the Caribbean and Far East, has died. He was 91.
Croizat died of congestive...
| May 28, 2010
Retired Navy officer John Finn, who received the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Japanese attack on military installations in Hawaii that plunged the United States into World War II, died Thursday at the Veterans Home of California in Chula...
| Jun 12, 2010
Dr. Harvey Itano, whose studies on sickle cell disease marked the first time that a disease had been linked to a specific molecular defect and who later became the first Japanese American elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, died May 8...
| Aug 15, 2010
Why, of all places, is the National World War II Museum in this sultry Gulf Coast port, better known for its jazz, party beads and occasional Category 3 hurricane?
Because famed World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose wanted it that way.
| Jul 17, 2010
It's magical to walk among the century-old oak trees and the thousands of camellias that take shelter under them in Descanso Gardens, a chance even now, when the flowers are not in bloom, to gaze wide-eyed at the glories of the planet.
| Oct 24, 2010
Cultures of War
Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
John W. Dower
W.W. Norton: 552 pp., $29.95
Just after the turn of the 20th century, with the United States basking in the glow of victory in the Spanish-American War, insurgents in the Philippines...
| Nov 21, 2010
When the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor hurled the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941, the impact on William Hohri, then a sophomore at North Hollywood High School, was almost immediate.
That afternoon his immigrant father, a Methodist...