| Jul 28, 2009
A self-possessed individual graced with the good looks of a matinee idol -- large, bluish-gray eyes, a firm jaw line and fistfuls of brown, wavy hair -- actor Hugh Dancy seemed, at first glance, completely wrong for the lead in Fox Searchlight's...
| Mar 19, 2009
Nicholas Henderson, a British diplomat who served as ambassador to the United States during the Falkland Islands war and helped build U.S. support for the British military operation that regained control of the islands, died Monday at his home in London....
| Dec 14, 2008
A true fashionista would rather bloat than be caught using last season's prefix. Case in point: The frugalista is the new "it" -ista for the ultimate style maven. How to pick her out of a sample-sale lineup? "She is a woman trying to adjust to the...
| Jun 4, 2008
MEET THE Anheuser-Busch Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at UC Davis.
The what? There's a professor of beer in that teeming nest of winemakers?
Indeed there is. He's Charles Bamforth, chairman of the department of food science and technology, a...
| Oct 9, 2008
As if there were not enough real enemies to fight, the United States has been at war with itself in recent years. They call it the culture war. It has generated more hot air than most real wars in history.
As Pat Buchanan noted early on, the culture...
| Jun 22, 2008
Edward Anderson had a strange and sad career. He was born in Texas in 1905 and grew up in Oklahoma, serving his apprenticeship as a journalist on a small paper in Ardmore, Okla. Restless, he worked as a deckhand on a freighter, plied his fists as a...
| Mar 9, 2010
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When Neal and Amy Knoll Fraser move their restaurant Grace downtown to the rectory of St. Vibiana's later this year, diners will be hard-pressed to miss the earth-to-table connection.
Fraser intends to plant a garden — and not just a few containers...
| Sep 22, 2009
Liberal Muslim or closet fundamentalist? Peaceful intellectual or militant in sheep's clothing?
Tariq Ramadan has been called all these things -- and more -- by his friends and foes. Whatever the truth, the Swiss-born Oxford University professor ranks...
| Dec 2, 2008
Researchers gathered recently in a small darkened lab near Santa Barbara, nervously pacing as a digital camera snapped hundreds of images of a shard of pottery resting a few feet below the lens.
There was good reason for their anxiety. The terra-cotta...
| Jul 8, 2008
He took 15 AP classes in high school, and kicks himself for passing up two others. Now, he is graduating from UCLA, with a double major in English and Chicano Studies and a B-plus grade point average.
But for all his success, Miguel does not share the...
| May 10, 2007
ALL POLITICAL careers end in failure, but it is not always the same failure. As British Prime Minister Tony Blair departs, he is deeply unpopular at home but rather respected abroad. Only 22% of British respondents in a recent poll think he can be...
| Sep 11, 2008
The seven years since 9/11 reveal an old truth: Problems are usually not solved, they are just overtaken by other problems. Those of 8/8, for example. On Aug. 8, 2008, two mighty nations announced their return. Russia, invading Georgia, did it with tanks....