| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:14 PM
On behalf of the Knots of Love volunteers, I would like to clarify some facts about our yarn-bombing project recently covered by your newspaper ("Yarn bombing delivers colorful message," Aug. 13).
We are a nonprofit that survives solely on the...
| Jul 21, 2013
Sometimes, the directness of children is unsettling.
They just have this way of making things plain. I am thinking of a 10-year-old white boy I met in Montgomery, Ala., in 1995. My late colleague Michael Browning and I were driving across the South,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Question: My company owns and manages several large rental communities. After very strong encouragement from our local police department, I agreed to establish a "zero tolerance" policy for criminal activity by any of our residents.
If a police call...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Last week: Certainly the story of the week was the Zimmerman verdict. While the rule of law was upheld, recognizing reasonable doubt, since there were no witnesses and Trayvon was not able to tell his side of the story, not guilty had to be the verdict....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Adelle Waldman's debut novel, "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.," chronicles just that: Nathaniel Piven's love affairs. Nate lives in Brooklyn. He's a writer. The constant portrayal of Brooklyn in the media has made the New York borough ubiquitous....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:30 AM
"Venus Vs.," which premieres Tuesday on ESPN, is a new documentary film that follows the career of tennis star Venus Williams and her part in the fight to make the prize money in women's tennis equal to that of men's. There is a special focus on...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Considering that gender equality still doesn't exist, why isn't the women's movement more visible and why aren't more young people identifying as feminists? Are all the women out there OK with the status quo?
I have read and heard all sorts of things...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:50 AM
NEW YORK -- It wasn't just the $363,053 tax bill that drove Edith "Edie" Windsor to take on the federal government four years ago. Windsor, heartbroken after the death of her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, was also angered by the fact that if Thea had...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:10 PM
On this Fourth of July holiday week, we pause to reflect on the 237-year-long American tradition that, despite flaws, failures and often disputed compromise of values and dreams, stands for justice and freedom. As our people debate the issue of marriage...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:07 PM
About 50 to 100 antiabortion protesters wrote messages in chalk and shouted slurs outside the home of a Newport Beach obstetrician who was one of the doctors to oppose Hoag Hospital’s decision to eliminate elective abortions.
The protest late...
| Jun 26, 2013
If your last name is Glah, odds are that you're closely related to Michelle Glah McCleary, of Denver, Colo.
McCleary's maiden name, Glah, which derives from a misunderstanding when her family immigrated from the Glahn region of Germany, is extremely...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers have a message for those who want the party to soften its emphasis on social conservatism in hopes of reaching a wider national audience: Not so fast.
House Republicans flexed their cultural and...