| Apr 11, 2012
The son of Holocaust survivors, Elan Steinberg preferred to keep his family history private. But the fierce strategist and former leader of the World Jewish Congress was clearly motivated by it, according to observers, as he relentlessly pushed to...
| Mar 5, 2011
Directed TV and film, including 'Mary, Queen of Scots'
Charles Jarrott, 83, a British film and TV director best known for the Hal Wallis productions "Anne of the Thousand Days" and "Mary, Queen of Scots," died Friday at the Motion...
| Mar 5, 2012
Impersonator of George W. Bush
Steve Bridges, 48, a comic actor and impersonator who was best known for his mimicry of President George W. Bush and appeared alongside the chief executive at the 2006 White House Correspondents Assn. dinner,...
| May 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- A little wild pig named Josefo, abandoned by his mother, helped keep Sgt. Jose Libardo Forero sane.
For nearly 13 years, Forero was one of the "forgotten" hostages held by the leftist rebels known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces...
| Aug 26, 2012
In 1993, Lois Lowry published "The Giver," a young adult novel about a dystopian culture in which conformity is the standard and Sameness is a social goal. By then, Lowry was already a well-known writer for young readers: Her first book, "A Summer to Die,...
| Nov 13, 2011
In her solo show "The Night Watcher," Charlayne Woodard talks for nearly two hours, sharing stories about her heartfelt relationships with other people's children.
In "Vigil," Morris Panych's 1995 dark comedy, Olympia Dukakis utters but 12 lines during...
| Mar 27, 2011
Between Shades of Gray
Philomel: 344 pp., $17.99, ages 12 and up
In young adult books about World War II, the Holocaust dominates. But there are lesser-known atrocities that also took place, including during the Soviet...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:47 PM
They were not even born at the time their city erupted in flames, violence and rage against a system that would not convict Los Angeles police officers of brutally beating a black man.
But high school students Jiaya Ingram, Ashley Torres and Jessica...
| Jun 10, 2012
Essays sneak up on us. They are — or often feel — accidental: the record of a writer wrestling with an idea, an observation, a slice of experience, of a writer figuring it out. They have a conditional quality, as if they could go in any...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:34 PM
This Sunday's book coverage features John Irving's new novel "In One Person" and Elizabeth Gilbert's great-grandma in the kitchen....
| May 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
On Sunday May 20 the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida will be co-sponsoring a program with local Baha’i representatives in support of the Education Under Fire campaign. The Education Under Fire event will introduce a brief...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 4:41 PM
To some, “Miss Holocaust Survivor” sounded like the ultimate triumph -- crowning and championing a woman who had suffered the horrors of the Holocaust. To others, the idea of invoking Nazi terrors in the shallow setting of a beauty pageant was...