Can economic sanctions weaken Russian oligarchs’ loyalty to Putin?

France has proceeded, under the implementation of European sanctions against Russia, to the seizure of a yacht linked to the Russian oligarch Igor Sechin, boss of the oil giant Rosneft. The almost 86-meter luxury yacht was in a shipyard in La Ciotat, in the south of France, March 4, 2022. Photo by Florian Escoffier/ABACAPRESS.COM.

Russia is famous for its billionaires who squirrel away their money through luxury yachts and real estate in Western cities. How could U.S. and European sanctions affect them and Vladimir Putin?

The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science recently received a $20 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. How has the institution helped shape LA?

Critics review new film releases: “Turning Red,” “The Adam Project,” “Gold,” and “Lucy and Desi.”

Irish soda bread is easy to make, involving wheat flour, buttermilk, salt, and baking soda. Evan Kleiman walks you through the steps.