| Oct 6, 2013
Under Nazi ideology, German women were supposed to be prodigies of child-bearing and domesticity, leaving the wider world of work — not to mention violence and mass murder — to men.
This piece first ran in Printers...
| Sep 12, 2013
"These images are difficult to watch."
"Perhaps the most upsetting."
So went the warnings issued by CNN correspondent Jake Tapper on Sunday as he narrated the video clips showing the aftermath of the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack...
| Nov 13, 2013
Most bio-pics are made about somebodies — warriors, kings, artists. This was a bio-pic about a nobody who became a somebody during the Rwandan genocide, a bloody crossroads for a country with deep-seated ethnic frictions. In April 1994, Paul...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — For nearly two decades, warfare in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has resulted in millions of deaths and cast the resource-rich region as the world capital of rape and crimes against humanity.
| 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 11, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Novelist Chris Bohjalian knows that he inherited a history of survival.
As the descendant of Armenian genocide survivors, The New York Times best-selling author discovered resilience was in his blood, inspiring his epic love story “The...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
RWANDA, AFRICA -- In September, we flew into the capital city of Kigali before heading out to the Virunga Mountains to see mountain gorillas. Instantly, it was apparent how much rebuilding and growth has occurred since the Rwandan genocide of 1994, when...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Joshua Oppenheimer's provocative documentary "The Act of Killing" is shocking for all the right reasons. The director took nearly a decade to film the Oscar-nominated story about mass murder that showcases the killers of more than 1 million Indonesians in...
| 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...
| 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.
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
THABYUCHAING, Myanmar — U Abdul Samat spent his life farming the rice paddies that stretched, brilliant green, in all directions. Now he was nearly 90 years old, a great-grandfather who walked with a cane.
He was also a Muslim, and the men who...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:28 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...