| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Hunger will change you. Just ask Thomas Mahany.
The Michigan stonemason and veterans' advocate has starved himself three times in the name of justice, living only on water spiked with lemon juice and salt for weeks at a time....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:07 AM
"Kubrick and Co.," the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's tribute film series to its expansive "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition comes to a close this weekend. The exhibition also closes its doors on Sunday.
The series looks at key films in the maverick...
| Mar 26, 2013
Two-time Pulitzer-Prize winner Anthony Lewis, whose New York Times column championed liberal causes for three decades, died Monday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 85.
Lewis worked for 32 years as a columnist for the New York Times, taking up...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A warning to amateur history buffs out there: Kathryn Allison Mann has a job that might just make you blind with envy.
As head of research on "Mad Men," which winds down its sixth season June 23 on AMC, Mann is responsible for upholding the period...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Despite being set amid national turning points for race relations, the major political parties, and the Vietnam War, the season finale of “Mad Men” was always moving toward a pivotal moment with a chocolate bar.
Let this serve as an official...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:31 PM
In a conservative Orange County town, where the strawberry fields were still plentiful and the population solidly white, Danh's Pharmacy stood out when it opened its doors after the Vietnam War came to an end.
Yet the business was just the beginning...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
A Tulare County man who shot his two daughters, killing one, and then himself on Memorial Day served in the Vietnam War and earned a Purple Heart.
Anthony Alvarez, 63, shot himself after killing Jennifer Kimble, 37, and critically wounding Valerie...
| May 25, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When John Fogerty's wife, Julie, suggested over dinner one night that he revisit his catalog of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs with artists he admires today, he wasn't about to let the music take a back seat to technology.
"I realize nowadays with...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:35 PM
BALTIMORE — Wednesday morning at Pimlico race track was similar to most mornings for Claude McGaughey III. Except there were lots of reporters around, which made it different.
McGaughey is a thoroughbred horse trainer, currently the one in the...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:45 PM
John Shirreffs should not depart the Southern California thoroughbred racing scene without a salute. So cup your right hand to your forehead and read on.
There will be no brass bands playing when Shirreffs leaves.
That's partly because it will be...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Sam Jameson, a former longtime Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent with a deep knowledge of and close personal affinity for Japan, his professional and personal base for half a century, died Friday at a Tokyo hospital. He was 76.
The cause of...