| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide.
It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:20 PM
"Putin's Wars: The Rise of Russia's New Imperialism" by Marcel H. Van Herpen; Rowman Littlefield ($29.95)
WASHINGTON In the U.S. debate over the Ukraine crisis, with its inward focus on which U.S. administration has been the most naive about Vladimir...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Orphaned during the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Emmanuel Habimana posed a question to Stevenson High School students, including Rafi Stifelmann, that chilled her to the bone.
How long will it be until we actually mean it when we say, "Never again?"...
| Mar 12, 2014
The ladies of the Oakmont League decided to have fun at their recent dinner meeting. The venue, the Beckham Grill in Pasadena, was only a hop, skip and a jump from Glendale. The group is commemorating 75 years of service in Glendale and the surrounding...
| Mar 28, 2014
Richard Salem graduated from Antioch College in Ohio, a school first led by public education reformer Horace Mann, whose words, "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity," are repeated each year at commencement.
Mr. Salem took those...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:46 AM
If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It may not be art, but it's certainly going to be one of the most macabre objects ever shown in an art gallery: the Thanatron, the intravenous drip device that Dr. Jack Kevorkian invented to shuffle his clients off this mortal coil via assisted suicide,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:53 PM
It's Friday morning in Skokie, and several elementary school kids are huddling around two large TV screens, intently watching Sam Harris describe what happened to him during the Holocaust and how he's trying to prevent it from happening again to...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Philip Schultz's "The Wherewithal" is a book in which time has come undone. Taking place in San Francisco in 1968, it also reaches back to the Holocaust — specifically, the Jedwabne pogrom of July 1941, when Polish civilians killed more than 300...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Four adult members of Boys Scouts of America, Verdugo Hills Council, were recently recognized for their distinguished service to youth in scouting and in the community at the council's annual business meeting at the Embassy Suites in Glendale.
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:50 PM
The young children had just celebrated their first communion and had gathered on the lawn of the Tujunga home of John Steven McGroarty, California’s Poet Laureate, to have their picture taken.
McGroarty, an important figure in the history of...