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  • In Uganda, family planning programs for women help save gorillas

    In Uganda, family planning programs for women help save gorillas
    BUHOMA, Uganda — As a wildlife veterinarian for the Ugandan government, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka had dedicated her life to saving the mountain gorilla.
  • Gorilla trek [Journey to Rwanda]

     
    Sue Horton, Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion editor of The Times, is in Rwanda on a two-week Gatekeeper Editor fact-finding trip organized by the International Reporting Project. She is chronicling her trip on the Opinion L.A. blog. We were outside the...

    Afternoon Awwwww: Baby gorilla

    Afternoon Awwwww: Baby gorilla
    Kabatwa, a silverback mountain gorilla, carries her twins in the Virunga Mountains, just outside Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The babies were born in February. According to a 2010 census, the total number of mountain gorillas has increased by a...

    The GSA scandal and throwback civil service culture

    The GSA scandal and throwback civil service culture
    By now you've likely heard about the infamous Las Vegas convention bash during which federal civil servants at the General Services Administration indulged in various frivolities to the tune of $823,000 of your money. That conference featured, among other...

    'Bad Penny,' 'Suddenly Last Summer,' 'Desert Sunrise' and 'Just Like White People'

    'Bad Penny,' 'Suddenly Last Summer,' 'Desert Sunrise' and 'Just Like White People'
    "A bad penny always turns up" is a platitude that packs an unexpected existential punch, at least in the sardonic world of New York playwright Mac Wellman. In Wellman's Obie Award-winning short play, the titular "Bad Penny" opens a portal to the...