| Apr 5, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Shortly after assuming the helm as the fourth director of the Museum of Contemporary Art last month, Philippe Vergne visited the Los Angeles Times to meet with editors and writers. Still in the beginning stage of absorbing MOCA's history and formulating...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, has agreed to write a new book detailing his tussles with Google, his publisher, the independent house OR Books, announced.
The book is to focus on the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz will sign a mammoth book deal, the Associated Press reports, for a memoir/polemic to be published in advance of the 2016 election. The tea party favorite is rumored to have scored $1.5 million for the book.
Cruz's literary agent told the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:39 PM
For some people, Wikipedia is the answer to everything. The always-growing, crowd-sourced encyclopedia is a source of knowledge and trivia used by undergraduates, assorted professional writers and people trying to settle dinner-table arguments about...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:05 AM
I happened to be looking up when they flew overhead, a flock of white storks heading south along the Costa Brava, in Catalonia, on Spain's Mediterranean coast.
With the rising sun as their compass, they flew in shifting, untidy groups, black-tipped wings...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:57 PM
On Thursday, President Barack Obama joined other dignitaries at a civil rights summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's signature accomplishment as president passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And in a nod to the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:32 PM
•Shreve: Excellent coverage of the (John Ragin capital murder) trial. I would like to know if it ever came out in trial the whereabouts of Mr. Ragin's 5-year-old son while his mother and siblings were being slaughtered. Where is the...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Thanks to some strange alignment of the planets, there were two competing, yet remarkably similar, news stories this week. Both involved the disappearance of things that should never get lost: an entire passenger plane and an entire country. But, at...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:32 AM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Of all the web tools and programs out there that will convert the audio......
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:53 PM
A show about the late Weimar era vocal troupe the Comedian Harmonists bearing the title "Harmony" had better have memorable singing, and on that score this musical by Barry Manilow and his writing partner Bruce Sussman doesn't disappoint.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Do you spend a copious amount of time on Wikipedia? Harvard might have a job for you.
Harvard’s Houghton Library, home to the school’s collection of rare books, is looking to fill a newly created job: Wikipedian in residence. (And at $16 an...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:10 PM
To save some trees near her home, a longtime Costa Mesa resident is taking the city to court.
Earlier this month, Kimberly DeBroux, 59, filed paperwork in Orange County Superior Court that has effectively halted, for the time being, the removal of seven...