| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2012
The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-...
| Oct 26, 2010
Lamont Johnson, an Emmy-winning director who was honored for his work on the TV programs " Gore Vidal's Lincoln" and "Wallenberg: A Hero's Story" during a wide-ranging career in television, film and theater, died of congestive heart failure at his...
| Apr 12, 2012
Jack Tramiel, the tough and aggressive Commodore International founder who brought millions of people into the world of personal computers in the late 1970s and early '80s with his low-cost PCs, has died. He was 83.
Tramiel, who lived in Monte Sereno,...
| Nov 13, 2010
Henryk Gorecki, a Polish composer famous for his Third Symphony, also known as the "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs," died Friday following a serious illness. He was 76.
Gorecki (pronounced Go-RET-ski) died in the cardiology ward at a hospital in his home...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Famous religious sophists have a track record of producing deservedly embarrasing soundbites. It's practically their job....
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Stephen Colbert proposes a novel solution to the controversy the Mormon Church's posthumous baptism of Jewish Holocaust victims....
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:40 PM
A new, controversial French law meant to punish deniers of 1915 mass killings of Armenians was thrown out by the country’s Constitutional Council on Tuesday, but President Nicolas Sarkozy said a new version would be drafted for approval....
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO are urging German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bundestag leaders to take immediate legislative steps to ensure the rights of Jews and Muslims to continue the age-old practice of...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:40 PM
A Jewish commander who had served with Adolf Hitler during the First World War was spared for a time, even as his sister and millions of other Jews were murdered in Nazi Germany, thanks to a letter saying the Fuhrer wanted him to be protected, a German...
| May 15, 2011
A muddy, weed-choked field in the hills of northern Cambodia is the last resting place of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, chief instigator of a communist regime that enslaved a nation, dismantled its social and cultural institutions and took the lives of 2...