| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:43 PM
Irwin Held, whose license-plate-festooned West Hollywood beer-and-burger spot drew praise from rock stars but protests from gay rights activists, has died. He was 87.
Held died Monday in his Los Angeles home, family members said. He had a kidney...
| Apr 23, 2013
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Director Brad Bird sent genre fans into a whirlwind of speculation on Wednesday with a simple tweet showing the contents ......
| May 7, 2013
| 4:52 PM
For the first half of the 20th century, the cell was a mysterious, unfathomable entity. Nutrients went in and hormones, wastes and other products came out. But what happened in between was anybody's guess.
Light microscopes could reveal the rough...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Last week, filmmaker Brad Bird sent genre fans into a frenzy of speculation with a simple tweet showing the contents ......
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:54 AM
American photographer John Wells Rahill crossed the Pacific and made the long journey to Russia in 1917, where he cataloged life....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The exhibit, organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and titled WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY, includes over 150 photographs from 1887 through the present day. It will open Saturday March 23 and run through June 2. Admission will be free....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The origins of the board game Diplomacy can be traced to an old geography book that Allan B. Calhamer discovered while rummaging around with a friend in the attic of his boyhood home in suburban Chicago.
Calhamer was fascinated by the exotic countries...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Think of it as a single scoop of sorbet: Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" is both a palate cleanser for the director and a small but savory treat for Shakespeare-starved audiences.
Whedon needed a change of pace for the few weeks between...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 1:00 PM
For Larry Zanoff, the armorer who lent Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" its firepower, fake blood can be a serious occupational hazard.
"The gun gets splattered with fake blood," he said. "Now it's all gummed up; it doesn't want to work anymore....