| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." So begins "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," a classic work that the historian Richard Hofstadter wrote in 1964, another time of deep division and mutual suspicion.
In that essay, he...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit.
Rene Rubio, 43, is manager of the Hanga Roa Eco Village & Spa (www.hangaroa.cl), a...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:55 AM
"The Galapagos: A Natural History"
Basic Books, $27.99
The 13 islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago lie off the west coast of South America. Author Henry Nicholls, an ambassador for the Galapagos Conservation Trust and the editor of its...
| May 24, 2014
| 12:06 PM
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...
| 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 5, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The U.S. State Department has issued several travel warnings in the last month, some a surprise, some less so. It also issued a Worldwide Caution on April 10, telling Americans to stay constantly alert because of terrorist threats. To read the full text,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...