WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk.
My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he was paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury. During trips to places in the United States and abroad, he spoke with many people who, like him, had to find ways to navigate daily life while living with paralysis. These conve…
There’s a nip in the air. Couples bundle against the cold. It must be time for the “war on Christmas.”
MOSCOW — In what some see as a new move to limit free speech and secure more control over information, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday dissolved a state news agency dating to the Soviet era and replaced it with a new body aimed at promoting the Kremlin’s positions abroad.
Last month in San Francisco, President Obama called on Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. His speech was novel in many respects: The president used the backdrop of a community center in Chinatown to remind voters that immigrants are racially diverse. Also, for the first time…
LOS ANGELES — “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard concedes that his weight loss on “The Biggest Loser” was less than stellar, leading to this week’s elimination and marking the second time he was eliminated from the show for failing to lose enough weight.
President Obama’s speech Tuesday announced the relaunch of his health-care program’s website. But he was also aiming to relaunch his entire second term, which has careened from high ambition to near-catastrophe in less than 11 months.
Many men have rituals for fall Sunday afternoons. Some guys sit around and watch football; for me it takes only about a quarter before I need a nap. Others feel inspired to take up household projects; the less said about my ability with a hammer the better.
After the basics are mastered, lasagna is an adaptable construct. Mushroom and ham is a tempting variety.
There are many ways to make lasagna. Regardless of the ingredients used, fresh pasta is essential. The dish should be as much about the noodles as it is about the filling.
Let the lasagna settle for 10 minutes or so after it comes out of the oven. With the smell wafting through the kitchen, it’ll be hard to resist cutting into. It will be worth the wait.
Washington’s Steve Sarkisian, a former assistant to Pete Carroll and Los Angeles-area native, says he “can’t wait to get started.” Athletic director Pat Haden said, “I believe in my gut that he is the right coach for USC at this time.”
The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times:
Walt Disney Pictures has its animation mojo back. Finally.
Niecy Nash, left, Laurie Metcalf and Alex Borstein take a break from taping HBO’s new series, “Getting On.”
ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly threw for 225 yards and ran for 99 as the Sun Devils (9-2, 7-1) won the Pac-12 South by beating the Bruins. ASU will face Stanford in the Pac-12 title game in two weeks.
USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron is 5-1 since taking over for Lane Kiffin. Orgeron’s growing number of supporters includes Kiffin himself.
With international high finance the modern era’s Wild West, it’s not surprising Costa-Gavras — a stalwart of the politically minded thriller (“Z,” “Missing”) — would try to mine banking malfeasance for cinematic suspense.
Down-and-out Nevada stars alongside two of the screen’s best young character actors in “The Motel Life,” a wintry story of life on the margins.
Four skeletons were found in shallow graves in the San Bernardino County desert. Two were identified as Joseph and Summer McStay, missing since 2010. The other two IDs await autopsies, but may be their sons.
Photographs of the McStay family were on display Friday at a news conference at San Bernardino, Calif., sheriff’s headquarters.
Although no one knows if former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping did say “To get rich is glorious,” that sentiment has certainly taken hold in China.
LOS ANGELES — Few actors can play a grifter and a good ol’ boy with the laid-back precision of Matthew McConaughey. Between the sidewinder glances, the sardonic grin and that slippery Texas drawl, he uses irony, edge and considerable charm to move us into taking his most questionable charact…
At first glance — and even, quite frankly, after extended contemplation — there is little to hint that the quince is one of the most delicious of fall’s fruits. It is rough-hewn and blocky in appearance, like someone’s first woodworking project gone horribly wrong. And should you make the mi…
Cook quince slowly and gently, bathed in just a little bit of sugar syrup, and the flesh that was once wooden and tannic turns a lovely rose hue.
The following editorial appeared Friday in The Los Angeles Times:
Emergency vehicles congregate near Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport, where a gunman killed a Transportation Security Administration agent and wounded two others. The suspect was shot and wounded by police.
The following editorial appeared Monday in the Los Angeles Times:
Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County, in the Los Angeles area, whipped up this dessert called autumn’s fool.
The following editorial appeared Thursday in the Los Angeles Times:
Smart, funny and articulate, Robert Reich is the university professor we all wish we’d had. He’s so accessible and entertaining he takes a subject that sounds soporific and makes it come alive like you wouldn’t believe in “Inequality for All.”
LOS ANGELES — “The right ring finger. ... No, THE LEFT RING FINGER!”
The Cardinal’s Tyler Gaffney ran for 171 yards against UCLA at Stanford.
The Nissan Leaf Autonomous vehicle. The driverless technology will be available in the year 2020.
The Nissan Leaf autonomous car has radar and sensor screens on the dash. Much is already possible, but much also remains to be proved.
This editorial appeared Thursday in the Los Angeles Times:
Artemio Rosas, a surf shop owner and real estate broker in Arroyo Seco, Mexico, said he thinks letting foreigners buy coastal land would help his business and create good jobs. He says fears of foreigners are the product of “small minds.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed their fate in the hands of pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu for Game 3 against the St. Louis Cardinals’ ace Adam Wainwright, who is 3-0 in six postseason games as a starter.
Roberto Gudino 47, a farmworker in coastal Arroyo Seco, Mexico, said he worries a change would cut off residents’ access to beaches.
The cast of “Modern Family” backstage at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. ABC was praised by GLAAD.
Stacie Passon’s assured first feature is a stylish affair. Home decorating is the chief means of self-expression for the stay-at-home mom at the center of “Concussion” — until she combines her fixer-upper flair with the unexpected emotional rewards of high-end sex work.
USC’s Ed Orgeron holds a practice as the Trojans prepare to play Arizona tonight at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Dutch baby adapted from "The Lost Art of Real Cooking," by Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger, can be served with such toppings as cinnamon, yogurt, maple syrup, honey and marmalade. (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
When architecture firm Gensler moved to downtown Los Angeles in late 2011, it demolished the core of a granite-clad 1970s building, creating an interior staircase under a new skylight cut into the roof. The firm also suspended a new mezzanine, turning a staid building into a three-story show…
Students photograph themselves with an iPad during a class at a school in Carson, Calif.
An ox belonging to rancher Liu Xiangqing lost its tail in an encounter with a tiger. Villagers learn of the elusive beasts through paw prints or, increasingly, when livestock get mauled.
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:
Discoveries by NASA’s Curiosity rover are giving scientists a picture of Mars that looks increasingly complex, with small bits of water spread around the surface and an interior that could have been more geologically mature than experts had thought.
Writer-director Nicole Holofcener is her own person, and her work, once seen, reminds you of no one else’s. Actors James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are the boldface names that will persuade moviegoers to see her latest film, “Enough Said,” but it is Holofcener’s world they will be en…