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  • Lingering in Laos: Mind and spirit in harmony

    I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination. For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...
  • U.N. climate agency reports carbon dioxide growing at alarming rate

    Carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere reached a record high last year and grew at the fastest rate in 30 years, the United Nations' climate agency reported Tuesday. The World Meteorological Organization's latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin "injected...
  • Off the grid in Taos, N.M.

    Off the grid in Taos, N.M.
    With today's information onslaught, smartphone appendages and retail profiling, getting off the grid may seem like a uniquely 21st century desire. But the northern New Mexico town of Taos has been a go-to physical and spiritual oasis for people looking to...
  • World Cup 2014: Milan's busy spirit reflected in soccer clubs AC Milan, Internazionale

    Leonardo da Vinci, who painted his famous "The Last Supper" in Milan, also helped with the hydraulic engineering of the city's canals, most of which have since disappeared. He's the ideal representative of this city: a mix of art and practicality. Milan...
  • World Cup 2014: In Mexico City, a long history of ballgames

    World Cup 2014: In Mexico City, a long history of ballgames
    Soccer has a rich history in Mexico and an ardent fan base in Mexico City. As far back as 1400 BC, Mesoamericans were playing ballgames. Mayas, Aztecs, Olmecs and others held team competitions in stone ball courts. The goal was to hit a heavy ball through...
  • World Cup 2014: In Liverpool, a Merseybeat rich with Beatles, history and soccer

    World Cup 2014: In Liverpool, a Merseybeat rich with Beatles, history and soccer
    If you look closely at pictures of the Titanic, you can see the word "Liverpool" on the ship's stern, just below "Titanic." Unlike the White Star Line behemoth, the city of Liverpool never sank, but it did seem to founder. It was heavily bombed during...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West marry in Florence after Versailles party

    Kim Kardashian, Kanye West marry in Florence after Versailles party
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have gotten married at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, according to reports out Saturday.  Rich Wilkerson Jr., a pastor from Trinity Church in Miami, performed the ceremony after Bruce Jenner walked Kim down...
  • Florida's Everglades National Park an ecosystem in distress

    Florida's Everglades National Park an ecosystem in distress
    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...
  • Film Review: 'Virunga'

    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...
  • 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,"...
  • Wendi Dwyer, bringing literacy to South Sudan

    Wendi Dwyer, bringing literacy to South Sudan
    Wendi Dwyer should have been packing for a trip to Africa. She had been scheduled to leave the next day. But a recent outbreak of violence in South Sudan — the nation is teetering on civil war — forced her to cancel. Instead, she sat in her...