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  • Coasting through California on skateboards

    Coasting through California on skateboards
    Cousins Mason Bennett and Kenton Durfee are skateboarders on a mission. Bennett, 23, from North Salt Lake City, and Durfee, 23, from Mesa, Ariz., are nearing the end of a 650-mile skateboarding trip along the California coast to raise money for the...
  • Book review: A vivid portrait of 'The Hunger Angel'

    Book review: A vivid portrait of 'The Hunger Angel'
    The Hunger Angel A Novel Herta Müller, translated from the German by Philip Boehm Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt: 292 pp., $26 Fortunately, the Nobel Prize committee for literature has gotten it right when it's recognized the courageous, sensual...
  • Book review: 'On the Road to Babadag' by Andrzej Stasiuk

    Book review: 'On the Road to Babadag' by Andrzej Stasiuk
    The best travel books, like "On the Road to Babadag," are read for more than the mere travel information they supply: They give readers the true experience of going there. Setting out from his tiny village of Czarny near the Polish-Slovakian border,...
  • Foreign-language Oscar nominees portray true grittiness

    Foreign-language Oscar nominees portray true grittiness
    In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
  • Sofia Cosma dies at 96; concert pianist and prison camp survivor

    Sofia Cosma dies at 96; concert pianist and prison camp survivor
    Sofia Cosma, a concert pianist who defied long odds to rebuild her career after seven years in Soviet prison camps and later established herself as a performer and teacher in Southern California, died of natural causes Feb. 12 at a nursing home in Oxnard,...
  • L.A.'s greatest sports moments No. 3: 1984 Olympics opening

     
    We asked you to send in your picks for the greatest sports moments in L.A. history, and 1,181 ballots later we are unveiling the top 20 vote-getters. Each weekday we will unveil a new moment until we reach No. 1.......
  • Romanian government collapses amid public outrage over austerity

     
    The Romanian government collapsed Monday after weeks of protests over biting cuts meant to keep outside funding flowing to the troubled nation. Prime Minister Emil Boc said he and his Cabinet were resigning “to defuse political and social tension.&#...
  • AT&T American Cup gymnastics TV schedule

     
    NBC and Universal Sports Network team up to present two gymnastics events from New York City's Madison Square Garden this weekend. Coverage begins Friday, March 2, at 7:30pm ET with the Nastia Liukin Cup. Then on Saturday, March 3, the AT&T American Cup...
  • Romanian government is latest victim of EU austerity

     
    Romania's government fell after a no-confidence vote and the leadership of the Czech Republic narrowly survived a similar challenge Friday in the latest challenges to European efforts to heal the Continent's debt crisis with tough spending cuts and higher...
  • ISRAEL: Air force helicopter crashes in Romania during drill

     
    An Israeli military helicopter crashed in mountainous central Romania on Monday during an exercise with the Romanian air force. Seven people, six Israelis and a Romanian observer, were on board. Romanian authorities said the bodies had been recovered; the...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Aug. 30, 1940

     
    Tom Treanor, who died covering World War II for The Times, files a report on Catanzaro, Italy. Aug. 30, 1940: Hollywood After Dark: Ann Rutherford losing a set of artificial fingernails when an autografiend snatches at her hand as she leaves the...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Jan. 1, 1941

     
    Jan. 1, 1941: Reports are some drastic cutting must be done, else Hattie McDaniel will steal "The Great Lie" from Bette Davis, Jimmie Fidler says....