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  • Cahokia Mounds: An early urban America

    Cahokia Mounds: An early urban America
    As dawn arrives on Dec. 21 at Cahokia Mounds, the sun will rise directly behind a pole hand-hewn from red cedar. Forty-eight such posts form a large circle, but only one of them will align with the sun. Winter will begin. Four times a year, people...
  • Foreign travel: State Department warnings on Ukraine, Kenya and more

    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,...
  • Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels

    Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
  • Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell

    Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell
    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,...
  • Italy travel: Tuscany's Val d'Orcia has beauty, fine wine and dining

    Italy travel: Tuscany's Val d'Orcia has beauty, fine wine and dining
    MONTALCINO, Italy — "Scusi," I said to a well-dressed man in this medieval Tuscan village, where even the gas station was somehow part of the farming landscape. "Can you tell me how to get to Castiglion del Bosco?" "Hmm, yes," he said in English,...
  • Croatia, where water park meets World Heritage Site

    Croatia, where water park meets World Heritage Site
    Some years ago, in the early days of our getting to know each other, my boyfriend told me about one of his most memorable meals, at a restaurant on a rock ledge overlooking the Croatian Adriatic. He had been covering the Bosnian war and had escaped to the...
  • Tribeca 2014: Film festival focused on simplicity, stability

    Tribeca 2014: Film festival focused on simplicity, stability
    NEW YORK — Since it was founded 12 years ago, the Tribeca Film Festival has sometimes swerved between identities like a barfly at happy hour, exuberant but hardly always clear. The festival looks to change that this time around. Tribeca has...
  • Splendor of Cambodia's Angkor goes global with Google project

    Splendor of Cambodia's Angkor goes global with Google project
    Google Maps has added Cambodia's ancient temples of Angkor to its World Wonders Project. More than 90,000 images captured by the Internet giant's Street View cameras have been collected and made available in a virtual tour of the Khmer temples and...
  • A life deserved [Commentary]

    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...
  • The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure

    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...
  • Letters: Archaeology and anti-looting laws

    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...