| May 19, 2013
| 12:17 PM
BERLIN — Family archives belonging to a descendant of the composer Richard Wagner are expected to be passed to the German government soon, opening access to researchers who have long sought to shed light on their links to the Nazi regime.
| Jan 13, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by German industrialist Oskar Schindler was an emaciated 13-year-old boy named Leon Leyson, who had to stand on a box to reach the machinery in the Krakow factory where Schindler sheltered him and his family....
| Mar 24, 2013
Some people should not be trusted with access to firearms. On that point almost everyone agrees, the only debate being where to draw the line. But no one thinks that if the Unabomber had his sentence commuted, the Second Amendment would entitle him to...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 10:54 AM
"Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini, Dutton, 352 pages, $26.95.
In 1860 in Washington, D.C. freed slave Elizabeth Keckley is called for an interview with first lady Mary Todd Lincoln. She gets the job as her dressmaker. She stays with...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The Societe Anonyme: Modernism for America
Through July 14, Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 432-0600, artgallery.yale.edu
Katherine Dreier (1877-1952), who lived in West Redding and Milford, and among whose close...
| Jan 16, 2013
Leon Leyson: In the Jan. 14 LATExtra section, the obituary of Holocaust survivor Leon Leyson said that he was the youngest member of Schindler's List, the group of 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by German industrialist Oskar Schindler. Definitive records...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
To me, a kid growing up in the 1960s and '70s, Skokie seemed like any other suburb, its tidy houses sitting on impeccably manicured lawns.
Sure, on Friday nights and Saturday mornings you'd sometimes see Hasidic Jews strolling to and from synagogue....
| Mar 23, 2013
| 8:20 AM
When the president of Ohio's state school board posted her opposition to gun control, she used a powerful symbol to make her point: a picture of Adolf Hitler. When a well-known conservative commentator decried efforts to restrict guns, he argued that if...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has garnered a loyal television audience around the world with its annual New Year's concert broadcasts, which air in the U.S. on PBS. But this New Year's celebration was somewhat marred by attacks made on the orchestra...
| Jan 4, 2013
Will an Edward Gibbon of the future write a book called The Decline and Fall of the American Empire? There's a good chance one will, since empires have been rising and falling since the dawn of civilization.
The real Gibbon dealt with the fall of the...
| Jan 6, 2013
We take you away from the finger-pointing championship in Washington to report on other ferocious blizzards of blame occurring elsewhere: Yoko Ono, in a newly released interview, said the Beatles' breakup wasn't her fault — it was probably Paul...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Just after Christmas comes the Feast of the Holy Innocents. It commemorates the first Christian martyrs, the children who died in Bethlehem when jealous Herod ordered their slaughter to keep one of them — nobody knew which one — from...