| Feb 1, 2014
If life is a quest for something, my search is, temporarily, at rest. My insatiable sweet tooth found nirvana recently in a much anticipated two-week hiking trip to Morocco. There, I savored the enticing union of sweet, sour and savory. I was hooked....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:49 AM
A lot of chefs in Los Angeles are associated with a favorite ingredient in ways that seem fairly indelible. It is hard to imagine Walter Manzke without his pig's ear, Nancy Silverton without her bread or Suzanne Goin without her short ribs. The lineage...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez continued to push for an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy on Friday, calling for a more humane approach that views immigrants as "humans first."
"My friends, we're talking about souls, human souls, not statistics,"...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:39 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a long, arduous and well-worn route. Hopeful Africans travel north through Niger, Mali and Algeria, crossing the Sahara desert to reach Europe, find work and send money home to their families.
The exodus often goes...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:24 AM
| Nov 5, 2013
Rich textures, saturated colors and stylishly exotic accessories are all hallmarks of the Moroccan decorating style that has grabbed our attention in recent years. Intricate patterns marry with ornate carvings, metal work and rugs to create a style as...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:26 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An Al Qaeda-linked militia in northern Mali has claimed responsibility for the killing of two French journalists in the northern town of Kidal.
The Radio France International journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Get ready for the water wars.
Most of the world's population takes water for granted, just like air -- two life-sustaining substances. After all, the human body is nearly two-thirds water.
But a Hindustan Times blogger said that in India right now, as...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: My 13-year-old dog passed away last month. I'm grateful I was able to be with him when he passed away at home. My buddy did have a full checkup two months before. The veterinarian had asked about any changes in the dog's behavior. While standing in the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Tony Bennett, the veteran pop-jazz crooner who’s going strong at age 86, will dive headlong into the blogosphere on Tuesday to mark the release of his live album “Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964.” His entire Columbia...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country has reached 1 million, according to United Nations figures, another grim milestone in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives.
U.N. officials say the conflict, now in its third year,...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 10:37 AM
CAIRO — Clouds of tear gas wafted into the air and gunshots rang out Sunday as supporters and opponents of Egypt’s military-backed government battled one another in the streets on a major holiday dedicated to the army — clashes that...