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  • Letters: Exactly where in Africa?

    Regarding the May 11 "Your Scene" shot: Titling it "Peaceable Kingdom in Africa" is like running a photo of Descanso Gardens and identifying it as "Lovely Garden in North America." M. Ludmer Westwood   Regarding "ATMs Can Be Your BFF When Abroad,"...
  • Notes on the (non-)death of the book

    I’m tired of reading about the death of the book. It’s not true, in the first place, and in the second, it’s a lazy signifier, a way of addressing cultural import (or risk) that’s not really justified. Take Will Self’s...
  • Syrian rebels' video shows hotel-blast preparations

    Syrian rebels' video shows hotel-blast preparations
    Anti-government media activists in Syria have released a video purporting to show rebel fighters preparing the massive bomb attack Thursday that obliterated a historic building in the embattled city of Aleppo in which Syrian army soldiers were billeted....
  • Gabriel García Márquez takes his place in the pantheon

    The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
  • A bike spin through France's Loire Valley

    "Follow me," I said to my fiancé, Carlos, as we hopped on our rental bikes in Orléans, just one hour south of Paris on the high-speed Train à Grande Vitesse. "Anywhere!" he replied. Once a playground for the French noblesse, the beautiful surroundings...
  • Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX

    Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX
    If you’re willing to bundle up and don't mind the cold, Pacific Delight Tours has an airfare-included tour in December that highlights major attractions in Japan and China. The 10-day excursion begins in Tokyo, where you will have a full day to...
  • 'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings

    'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings
    A bookseller's nightmare is staring at an empty store, hoping a customer appears. To pass the time, some play solitaire, solve crosswords or scan publishers' catalogs. Paul Ingram writes clerihews. "Cleri-whose?" you may ask. These are poems, four-...
  • China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations

    China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations
    The last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan's 1931-...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'

    Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'
    Listen to Splash Mountain! No, not the Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we're actually in Norway touring the gorgeous fjords with Adventures by Disney where one waterfall is bigger and more awesome than the next. In less than an hour...
  • Traveling to Bordeaux? The city has refined its flavor

    Traveling to Bordeaux? The city has refined its flavor
    It was raining when I landed at Bordeaux's airport, and I couldn't find the shuttle bus. Claudia, from Santa Barbara and studying at the University of Bordeaux, came to my rescue. How did she like living here? "I love it," she said. "I think it...
  • Bordeaux history notes

    Bordeaux history notes
    Bits and pieces about Bordeaux: •It sits on the Garonne River and has been an important port at least since Romans came here, about 56 BC. Before long, viticulture took root. •In 1154, England took control when Henry II ascended to the...