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  • The paranoids are back

    "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...
  • Foreign correspondence: Giant statues lure visitors to Easter Island

    Foreign correspondence: Giant statues lure visitors to Easter Island
    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...
  • Travel books: History of Galapagos, tips for traveling women

    Travel books: History of Galapagos, tips for traveling women
    "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...
  • 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...
  • Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX

    Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX
    If you’re willing to bundle up and don't mind the cold, Pacific Delight Tours has an airfare-included tour in December that highlights major attractions in Japan and China. The 10-day excursion begins in Tokyo, where you will have a full day to...
  • 'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings

    'The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram' collects Iowa bookseller's musings
    A bookseller's nightmare is staring at an empty store, hoping a customer appears. To pass the time, some play solitaire, solve crosswords or scan publishers' catalogs. Paul Ingram writes clerihews. "Cleri-whose?" you may ask. These are poems, four-...
  • Films and events

    EUROPE Workshop Hostelling International will conduct a workshop for those interested in exploring Europe by rail. Topics include types of Eurail passes and classes of service. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa...
  • Deforestation contributed to India's deadly mudslide, experts say

    A massive landslide that swallowed 44 houses in an Indian village might have been averted, or at least minimized, if basic environmental standards had been employed, environmentalists and geologists said as the death toll climbed to 134 on Tuesday. More...