| 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.
| Dec 11, 2011
| 3:45 PM
A day after the GOP candidates met for a fiery debate in Des Moines, Mitt Romney shrugged off criticism of the $10,000 bet he tried to make with Rick Perry on Saturday night.
Romney did not mention what was widely viewed as a damaging gaffe during a...
| Jun 17, 2011
Simon Pegg is as close as you can get to a real-life geek superhero; his special powers include a real affection for Comic-Con culture and stepping into that imaginary world. As a boy, Pegg was swept away by his geek loves: live theater and the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 14, 2009
Brian H. Mason, a Smithsonian scientist internationally known for his study of meteorites and moon rocks and who was the first to discover that a rock found in Antarctica came from the moon, has died. He was 92.
Mason died of renal failure Dec. 3 at...
| 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,...