| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Drowsy from watching hours of unedited World War II film footage, Ray Begovich snapped to attention when one eight-second snippet flashed before him.
Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College in Indiana, was visiting the National Archives...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:30 PM
It was late October 2011, and their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were still in honeymoon mode when Britain and its Commonwealth agreed that the first baby Cambridge, boy or girl, would become the future monarch.
This is a bigger...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:18 PM
The royal baby made his debut appearance Tuesday, with Will and Kate taking turns posing with their little prince, the future king. It was a sweet and surprisingly down-to-earth moment. But still, even as I found myself unexpectedly cooing at my screen, I...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:08 AM
"The Monuments Men," the latest movie directed by and starring George Clooney, takes a plunge into the world of art history during World War II.
As Hitler's forces plunder and destroy Europe's cultural heritage, a band of Allied art experts is...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:12 PM
A rare photograph has surfaced apparently showing an elevator added to the battleship Iowa, one of a handful of adaptations made to the vessel for wheelchair-user President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II.
Officials with the Iowa -- now a...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As both a producer and a director, Stanley Kramer was fearless.
As a scrappy young independent producer in the late 1940s, he bought the rights to Arthur Laurents' "Home of the Brave," the hit 1946 Broadway play which exposed anti-Semitism in the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:14 AM
A sensational upcoming British spy memoir of World War II is replete with derring-do worthy of “Inglourious Basterds”: battlefield bravado, concentration camp horrors, and cameos by J. Robert Oppenheimer and James Bond creator Ian Fleming....
| Mar 18, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Poet Marie Ponsot will be awarded the Ruth Lily Poetry Prize in June, it was announced Monday. The Ruth Lily Poetry Prize, which comes with an award of $100,000, is given to a poet for lifetime achievement.
Ponsot's career began in the 1950s; her book...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Nicholas C. Petris, who was a leading liberal voice for nearly four decades as a California state senator and assemblyman representing his hometown of Oakland and other East Bay cities, has died. He was 90.
Petris, who retired in 1996 because of term...
| Jun 8, 2013
In the restaurant world, being called "a regular" is a badge of honor. Phil Gittelman has been eating at Hugo's in West Hollywood almost every day for 32 years. He is so fond of the restaurant, which opened in 1980, that he is more than a customer; he's...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Bob Fletcher, who quit his job as a state agricultural inspector during World War II to save the Sacramento farms of interned Japanese American families, died May 23 in Sacramento, his family announced. He was 101.
A few months after the Japanese...