| Sep 27, 2009
The Wilderness Warrior
Theodore Roosevelt and the
Crusade for America
Harper: 960 pp., $34.99
Reviewing several Roosevelt biographies in 1920, H.L. Mencken reported that he had found more "gush" than "sense." Douglas Brinkley's...
| Mar 28, 2010
The Sabbath World
Glimpses of a Different Order
Random House: 250 pp., $26
In the mid-1990s, when my wife and I were first considering observing Shabbat, a friend told me that you had three chances to make it right with God....
| Jun 11, 2008
THERE ARE telltale moments when Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of "In the Heights," knows who's in the audience to see his new musical about Latinos in Upper Manhattan: Whenever he mentions the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico in a rap song, or...
| Jan 10, 2009
Danish designer Jens Risom's first foray into creating furniture for modern American homes was the 666 WSP, an instantly recognizable World War II-era chair with a beech frame and webbing made from parachute straps. Later, in 1949, designing for the...
| Mar 6, 2008
With no end in sight, Democrats braced Wednesday for a prolonged and nasty fight for their party's presidential nomination as Barack Obama assailed his reinvigorated rival over taxes and, in a turnabout, her experience in foreign affairs.
| Sep 3, 2008
Tonight, Sarah Palin will be nominated as the Republican Party's choice for vice president of the United States.
But back home, she has cheered the work of a tiny party that long has pushed for a statewide vote on whether Alaska should secede from...
| Apr 19, 2009
The Defense Department last week identified the following U.S. military personnel who died in Afghanistan and Iraq:
Francisco X. Aguila, 35, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; corporal, Army. Aguila died of noncombat-related injuries Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan....
| Feb 19, 2009
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Witness to Germany's surrender
Susan Hibbert, 84, who typed the English version of the German surrender document ending World War II and then messaged London to announce the accord had been signed, died Feb. 2, according to the British...
| Sep 10, 2008
In recognition of the continuing influence of rock and alternative styles on the Latin music industry, Mexico's pioneering Café Tacuba garnered six nominations, the most of any artist, for the 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards announced Wednesday at the...
| Mar 9, 2010
Bruce Graham, the hard-driving architect of the Willis Tower, once the world's tallest building, and the John Hancock Center, the X-braced giant that became a symbol of Chicago's industrial might, has died. He was 84.
Graham died Saturday at his home...
| Nov 17, 2009
Popular '60s TV actor
Dennis Cole, 69, a handsome blond actor who had numerous TV guest-star roles beginning in the 1960s and was married to "Charlie's Angels" star Jaclyn Smith for a time, died Sunday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort...
| Apr 19, 2010
'Bracken's World' star
Peter Haskell, 75, a prolific stage, screen and TV actor who starred in the TV series "Bracken's World," died April 12 at his Northridge home, said his daughter, Audra.
He played writer-producer Kevin Grant on...