| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:29 PM
In "The Son," Philipp Meyer's sprawling multigenerational saga about a powerful Texas family, the author harvests the state's sad, passionate, often violent history, from its origins as an embattled republic to its present-day condition as an arid...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 12:30 AM
The 40th annual Student Academy Awards honored 16 students from various universities on June 8, with USC and the U. of Texas, Austin among top winners.
Former Student Academy Award winner (1978) and writer-director Bob Saget hosted the kudos at the...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:47 PM
Back in the fall of 2001, Melissa Lerno started school at Southwest High.
Over the next four years she would go on to become one of the school’s greatest athletes and made a name for herself as one of the most dominant pitchers in the Imperial...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:16 PM
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College has been awarded an Interpretive Fellowship at Art Museums from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The museum is one of only seven recipients nationwide given this honor; the others are the Metropolitan...
| Apr 21, 2013
Irma Garcia pulled back her sweater to show me where the bullet entered her shoulder and spun her around. It then torpedoed through her body and exited near the middle of her back.
"I still have problems with it," she said, standing to show me how the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:39 PM
ROBERT LANGFORD MONTGOMERY, JR.
Robert Langford Montgomery, Jr., Harvard ’50 mcl, Ph.D. ’56 died on February 26, 2013 in Newport Beach, CA. A navy veteran of World War II, he was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at...
| Apr 2, 2013
On a recent evening, students at Pomona College feasted on chicken pot pie, steamed veggies, biscuits and rice. And, as is often the case, there were plenty of leftovers in the dining hall, enough for about 100 extra meals.
Those leftovers, however,...
| Apr 4, 2013
After deciding to pursue the execution of the man charged with fatally shooting 12 people in a Colorado movie theater last summer, the prosecutor declared that "for James Egan Holmes, justice is death." By that definition, he might have added, justice...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The Getty Research Institute has received a $230,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help it organize a huge archive on modern and contemporary art that it acquired last summer. The NEH announced $17 million in grants, including $1.4...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A look at T.C. Boyle's papers that were in his basement but worth big money to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas....
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:14 PM
The University of California on Monday submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the use of race as a factor in college admissions. UC President Mark G. Yudof and the system’s 10 chancellors filed the “friend of the court”...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Fewer babies were born in Japan last year than in any other year on record, pulling down its population for the third year in a row, according to government statistics released this week. The loss of more than 260,000 people is the biggest drop that the...