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  • World War I Begins

    A month after a Serbian nationalist murdered Archduke Francis Ferdinand, son and heir of the Austrian emperor, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on this date against Serbia. That led Austria's ally Germany to declare war on Aug. 1 against Russia,...
  • Sunny von Bulow, heiress who spent almost 28 years in a coma, dies at 76

    Martha "Sunny" von Bulow, an heiress of misfortune who spent almost 28 years in a coma and whose husband, Claus von Bulow, twice went on trial on charges of attempting to kill her, died Saturday at a nursing home in New York City. She was 76. She had a...
  • PASSINGS: Wallace L. Pannier, Jivan Tabibian

    Wallace L. Pannier U.S. germ warfare researcher Wallace L. Pannier, 81, a germ warfare scientist whose top-secret projects included a mock attack on the New York subway with powdered bacteria in 1966, died Thursday in Frederick, Md., of respiratory...
  • Slovenian wines to watch

    The Times panel held a blind tasting of wines from two of Slovenia's wine regions: Primorska (near Friuli, Italy) and Podravje (which borders Austria's Steiermark region). The white wines -- most colored a distinctive bright yellow -- included six...
  • Le Clezio -- who's he?

    Le Clezio -- who's he?
    If the selection of French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio as the 2008 Nobel literature laureate has anything to tell us, it's that Horace Engdahl means what he says. Last week, Engdahl, the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, called American...
  • White wines for your spring table

    As sure as there are flowers in April, a new crop of white wines from every corner of the world makes it to your dining room table each spring. This year, more than ever, they'll arrive with an almost palpable pulsing energy, limpid and clean, having been...
  • 'Waltz With Bashir' is in the big dance

    'Waltz With Bashir' is in the big dance
    The five foreign-language film nominees are an eclectic group that includes the first animated movie to compete in the category. Israel's "Waltz With Bashir," which won a Golden Globe, centers on filmmaker Ari Folman's coming to terms with his experiences...
  • Learning to love Gustav Mahler

    Learning to love Gustav Mahler
    One evening in 1966, not long after the Los Angeles Philharmonic moved into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, concertgoers were surprised to find a picket line in front of the hall on opening night. Though picket lines were a dime a dozen in the '60s, this...
  • Review: Ammo in Los Angeles

    Review: Ammo in Los Angeles
    As chefs have come and gone at Ammo, the relaxing ambience at times has been more of a draw than the food. But under new chef Julia Wolfson, the kitchen is turning out beautiful seasonal cooking. Wolfson, an Orange County native, has been working most...
  • U.S. embassy: An outpost as a signpost

    U.S. embassy: An outpost as a signpost
    The two stories that have dominated the architectural press over the last few weeks -- the unveiling of a winning design for a new American embassy in London, and the death, in a downtown Los Angeles traffic accident, of the 76-year-old Austrian architect...
  • Foreign exchange

    Foreign exchange
    Although U.S. cartoonists are far from running out of gas on energy policy, oil exploration and the conservation conversation, it never hurts to check out the foreign competition. Singapore's Heng Kim Song drove home his point -- in an 18-wheel tanker....
  • From Slovenia? Wild, wild wines

    "ANARCHIC" winemakers. Tiny ancient vineyards. Wines aged in clay jugs. Sacrilegious blends -- Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the ever-widening world of wine, Slovenia -- the Central European country bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and...