| Apr 28, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Los Angeles’ oldest museum site, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, is celebrating its centennial this year with the debut of a new entrance halland outdoor nature center, capping a full makeover that’s already yielded new halls...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 2:11 PM
The toughest thing to find on the Internet, besides a phone number for eBay, might be free downloadable music. Everyone's buying music at iTunes or Amazon.com or streaming it at Spotify, Slacker or Pandora.
When pride of ownership at no cost matters,...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 5:53 PM
— The first time Jane Rice ventured down into her in-laws' borrow pit off Harris Creek Road she was a recent bride who had little inkling about the extraordinary environment she was about to enter.
Stepped terraces descended dozens of feet into...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:53 PM
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The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers – and anger and emotional cries from...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
President Obama’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year would boost federal arts spending 10% above where it stands at the moment, lifting it to $1.58 billion for the 2013-14 budget year that begins Oct. 1 and more than compensating for cuts...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:32 PM
In her four decades as America’s cooking teacher, Julia Child had a hard and fast rule about commercial endorsements: She didn’t do them. It didn’t matter whether it was the butter that made her beurre blanc sauce sing, the pot in...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Space shuttle Endeavour will once again be on public display Tuesday as the California Science Center opens its doors to the pavilion that will showcase its new crown jewel....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:07 AM
The Indiana Statehouse now has a new portrait of Gov. Mitch Daniels.
The governor’s official portrait was revealed Tuesday during a public ceremony at the Statehouse.
“I hope that long after anybody can name the person in this portrait,...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 11:25 PM
Halloween decorations today include jack-o-lanterns, black cats, spiders, bats, ghosts, vampires, witches and other spooky, scary things. But in past years, many of these creatures were not threatening. In the early days of Rookwood Pottery, an art...
| Oct 26, 2012
On a warm late September evening in one of the nicer high-rises on Chicago's Marine Drive, Brenda Fredericks peered over her glasses and surveyed a large group of relatives from her husband's family, many of whom she had never met before.
| Aug 25, 2012
| 2:19 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:24 PM
When man first harnessed fire, no one recorded it. When the Wright Brothers showed man could fly, only a handful of people witnessed it. But when Neil Armstrong took that first small step on the moon in July 1969, an entire globe watched in grainy black-...