| Nov 1, 2011
A senior clergyman resigned Monday over St. Paul's Cathedral's handling of anticapitalist protesters camped outside the church, the second cleric lost to an increasingly tense standoff involving God, mammon and their earthly representatives.
| Nov 16, 2008
The Canterbury Tales
A New Unabridged Translation by Burton Raffel
The Modern Library: 624 pp. $35
Chaucer himself was a translator, people forget, his most important work along those lines being "The Romance of the Rose" and...
| Apr 6, 2008
The street names may sound like Olde England -- Marlborough, Canterbury -- but this San Diego neighborhood is more old California with an abundance of classic Spanish-style architecture. Its quiet, winding streets, beautiful homes and canyon views set...
| May 25, 2008
Just the facts
Getting in: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens opened to the public in 1928. Admission was free. It started charging admission 13 years ago. Today the cost is $15 (weekdays), $20 (weekends and holidays). Hours:...
| Jun 5, 2008
THERE WAS a time when Hallie Holtzman could only imagine sitting at a window, sipping tea, spreading mulberry jam on toast and admiring the scent of sweet peas from the garden of her dreams.
But here she is today, in the morning room of her two-story...
| Jan 6, 2008
BEIJING LANGUAGE AND CULTURE UNIVERSITY
BLCU is a state-approved university in northwest Beijing that specializes in teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreign students. Short-term and degree programs are offered. Tuition for the 12-week...
| Mar 22, 2008
Borrego Springs, Calif.
Jeff Sewell's paintbrush chased the slanting light across a field of desert sunflowers. Gold. Ocher. Flecks of palest yellow. Then the sun sank behind the San Ysidro Mountains, and the only field left glowing was the one on...
| Mar 21, 2009
Teachers call Kendle Malbrough "The Philosopher." The Locke High School senior embellishes the margins of his math papers with musings on the intersection of religion and science. Ordinary conversations lead him to flights of theory on all manner of...
| Jun 15, 2009
Mich. GOP congressman
Carl Pursell, 76, a Michigan Republican who served in the House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993, died of heart disease Thursday at his home in Plymouth, Mich.
Pursell represented Michigan's lower peninsula,...
| Apr 13, 2003
The line of hikers snaked up the side of the mountain, everyone cautiously following the leader over rugged, rocky terrain. It reminded me of a fourth-grade field trip, but Mrs. Brennan's class was never like this.
"Dar, did you see this one?" a hiker...
| Aug 31, 2003
When you first see the village, sleeping on the flank of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, you think of impossibly perfect places: Shangri-La, Brigadoon, Moon River. You think of the world the way it ought to be: everything clean,...