| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:14 AM
My daughter, Tatyana McFadden, was born with a disability — an underdeveloped spinal cord that resulted in paralysis below her waist — in St. Petersburg, Russia. She fought for her life then, and later, with the same determination, for her...
| Apr 7, 2014
The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Sotheby's auction house — these are just some of the major institutions that have been forced to repatriate artworks in recent years. Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and...
| Apr 12, 2014
Re "More laws, less treasure," Opinion, April 7
As an archaeologist with more than 30 years' experience, I can say that Adam Wallwork's analysis of laws protecting cultural heritage is misguided. Archaeologists don't seek "treasure." We seek information...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:57 PM
When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:00 PM
It's practically impossible for Americans to learn much about the country of Haiti without running into the works of Goucher College's creative writing professor and award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell.
Along with a dozen or so published pieces,...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:11 PM
The first time I waded thigh-deep in the waters of the magical Everglades in south Florida, it seemed like nature's resting place, with an air of prehistoric tranquillity. Everything was still and heavy with humidity and unlike anywhere else I'd been. And...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
With enough action, pathos, suspense, venal villains, stalwart heroes and endangered gorillas for a dozen fiction films, Orlando von Einsiedel's extraordinary documentary "Virunga" lays out the complex of deadly forces threatening the titular national...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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."
Regarding "ATMs Can Be Your BFF When Abroad,"...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:50 PM
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....
| Apr 27, 2014
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...