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  • World Book Night announces 2014 picks

    If in general it's better to give than receive, the rule ought to hold true for books -- and giving is the basis of World Book Night, in which millions of books are distributed, for free, by willing volunteers. World Book Night launched in Britain and...
  • Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say

    Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say
    When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
  • In Ecuador it's unhealthy to question Correa

    Dictators have an unfair advantage over democratic governments; they can overturn their previous decisions without needing to explain themselves to anyone. In their territory they are king. Such is the case of Rafael Correa in Ecuador and of his...
  • Obama Names L.A. Attorney and 'Alias' Writer to State Department Post

    Crystal Nix-Hines, a Los Angeles attorney and former writer on "Alias" and "The Practice," is being nominated to a State Department post as a representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO. The post,...
  • Sandless in the Caribbean

     Sandless in the Caribbean
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — During four days in the historic heart of the Dominican capital, I saw men gather every afternoon in the central square to play dominoes, usually ringed by crowds of onlookers. I saw four women park beside the...
  • Photo essay | Mt. Fuji

     
    By ELAINE KURTENBACH MOUNT FUJI, Japan — They trudge up well-trod cinder paths by the thousands, headlamps glowing in the dark, and then settle in, shivering, to await and cheer the sun's blazing ascent over the horizon. Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's...
  • Galapagos cruises offer beautiful paradise in the 'middle of nowhere'

    Galapagos cruises offer beautiful paradise in the 'middle of nowhere'
    For nature lovers it is paradise: Ecuador's Archipiélago de Colón, islands better known as the Galapagos. Located in the proverbial "middle of nowhere" in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador, these remote islands of volcanic origin...
  • Ray Dolby dies at 80; engineer's sound system eliminated underlying noise

    Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss. The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
  • Possible stalemate in Syria lesser of two evils

    PARIS -- The major threat in the Middle East to international peace is Syria's civil war, not the rhetorical battles between Iran and an Israel that claims to be straining against its American leash. The Syrian war is the focus of Sunni-Shiite rivalry,...
  • US weighs Syrian intervention, despite the consequences

    PARIS -- The present debate in the United States over making policy for a Middle East that has been profoundly changed by the events of the past three years unhappily echoes past policies that failed. They were intended to promote democracy and usually...
  • Thank-yous, memories, Meryl Streep -- and a book ahead of its time

    "Dear Liz ... Thank you for your great article on Magna Carta (July 9). You capture the spirit exactly right and tell the story so well. "Here, in the Salisbury Cathedral, England, we are delighted to host Jay-Z's new album alongside our Magna Carta....