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Special to The TimesGROWING up in Beverly Hills, Jessica Shokrian often felt like an outsider at family gatherings. Her American-born mother was a convert to Judaism. And though English was the language spoken at home, the older members of her father's Iranian family would...
During the late summer of 1918, Americans were gripped by news from the European front as World War I neared its end. They didn't dream that a larger, more deadly battle would soon be fought on U.S. soil. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed about 500,...
Tags: Travel, Chills, Flu, York County (Virginia), Indiana
So there we were, chugging along a very typical but, as always, mildly entertaining episode of "America's Next Top Model" when the girl I had just picked as my favorite, Celia Ammerman, went ahead and, during judges' panel, potentially torpedoed her...
Times Staff WriterIt's hard to imagine what an original cinematic take on the 19th century Italian American immigrant experience might look like until the giant vegetables start showing up in Emanuele Crialese's beautiful, spacey, trans-oceanic odyssey "Golden Door,"...
Today, Snell and Tokofsky weigh options for L.A. Unified students enrolled in low-performing schools. Later in the week, they'll discuss vouchers, breaking up the school district and more. Make schools compete for students By Lisa Snell To answer the...
The Swampby Mark Silva The Constitution is 221 years old today. First Lady Laura Bush, who turned 60 not long ago, spoke to the occasion today in the East Room of the White House. Joined by the director of the National......
Dynamite The Story of Class Violence in America Louis Adamic Foreword by Jon Bekken AK Press: 352 pp., $19.95 paper Louis Adamic is the forgotten Boswell of early Los Angeles, perhaps the first writer to tune himself into the then-youthful city...
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Millions of Americans point to Ellis Island as the place where their family was first introduced to the United States. Others trace their ancestry to ships that dropped anchor centuries ago in New England. Still more greeted Lady Liberty by way of...
Tags: Barack Obama, Politics, Local Elections, Death, Family
AS long as movies have existed, they have shown immigrants flocking to America for a better life. But in post-9/11 America, where security concerns have made illegal immigration one of the most divisive issues of our day, the era of uplift is over. In...
Hartford Courant Staff WriterRegular visitors to New York should bypass the tried-and-true of Manhattan for the city streets less traveled. Just a hop, skip and a borough away lies Brooklyn, ripe for its own exploration. (PHOTOS INCLUDED) Regular visitors to New York should bypass...
Daily PressFort Monroe has a story to tell. The story goes back to 1619 when Africans arrived by ship on American soil. They were the first of their kind, and they came as objects of trade. The ship by which they traveled headed toward Jamestown at Old Point...
Tags: Politics, Travel, Minority Groups, Frank Baker, Slavery
10 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU'RE 10 From Travel+Leisure online: •American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore •Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va. •Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif. •Ellis Island, New York •Grand Canyon, Ariz....
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