| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:50 PM
One of the great cultural jewels of the West is back, with a wonderful new polish.
When the Huntington Library in San Marino reopened its main exhibition hall on Friday for a special press preview after a 17-month renovation, you could almost feel the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Prince George's christening portraits have arrived!
OK, now we can officially gush about how cute Prince George is ...
Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, baptized their 3-month-old baby Wednesday and have unveiled...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Prince George, the firstborn son of Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was christened in London on Wednesday.
The increasingly handsome 3-month-old baby boy, who will eventually be named the head of the Church of...
| Oct 13, 2013
TAI TAPU, New Zealand — Can you imagine a scene in which you turn into the oak-shaded driveway of a grand country estate, pull up outside the manor house and are greeted by a row of staff standing at attention? The car door is opened, bags and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Prince George's christening date has been set for Oct. 23, Kensington Palace announced Friday.
That will make the son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge -- born July 22 -- about 3 months old for the intimate ceremony in which his...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
"I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world...."
So says the wedge-shaped cuneiform script on the little Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:27 AM
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Were he still with us, Charles Bukowski would be 93 Friday. Happy birthday, Charles Bukowski!
Bukowski was dubbed the Poet Laureate of Skid Row; he wrote about the gritty neighborhoods of...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The notion that religious freedom is under siege isn't just an American preoccupation. Some Christian leaders in Britain also have sounded the alarm, prompting a pointed rejoinder from the former spiritual leader of the Church of England that also...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:20 AM
No arrests have been made yet in connection with four shootings that left three men dead in Pomona over the weekend, police said Monday.
Homicide detectives from the incidents are going to meet Monday morning to “compare notes” and see if...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini was one of Italian cinema's most influential, controversial and iconoclastic filmmakers, arriving on the scene after neo-realists such as Vittorio De Sica and Roberto Rossellini.
The openly gay playwright, novelist, political...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code'
Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...