| Sep 16, 2011
| 4:04 PM
A homicide detective from ‘Down under’ has come all the way to New Orleans to learn how investigators with the NOPD handle their case work.
Sgt. Wayne Woltsche is a Victoria Police detective here from Melbourne, Australia, that country's...
| Apr 2, 2012
Mid-biography on the “About” page of Gotye’s website, the singer-songwriter (real name: Wally De Backer) suddenly exclaims, “Explosion!” It’s an apt word to describe the career of the artist behind one of the year&...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Fifteen years ago, licensing reform in Melbourne sparked a "small bar" revolution, attracting a global influx of bartenders to Australia. Since then, Victoria's capital has become famed for its particularly diverse and energetic bar scene.
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:01 PM
Playing a prime 9 p.m. slot at Miami's Ultra Music Festival earlier this year, Cut Copy made for an odd stage presence.
The electronic and dance music bacchanal attended every March by thousands of ravers and wannabe ravers is dominated by brand-name DJs...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Roger Alistair Bell, a University of Maryland professor of astronomy who specialized in the discovery of physical properties and compositions of stars, died July 1 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Dove House in Westminster. The Ashton...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:49 PM
A recent article by a UC Irvine researcher argues that more of the water that normally runs off into storm drains should be repurposed and used to water plants and flush toilets.
Lead author Stanley Grant said so-called graywater and wastewater from...
| May 8, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Condo developer Larry Hall is already one-quarter sold out of the upscale doomsday units he is building in an abandoned underground Cold War-era Atlas-F missile silo near Salina, Kan. He told an Agence France-Presse reporter in April that his 14-story...
| May 2, 2010
The green-and-gold tram trundled down the road, a small Australian flag hanging out the driver's window. I stared in amazement, momentarily forgetting my morning coffee. As it rumbled past, I could see the words " Melbourne, Victoria, Australia"...
| Aug 2, 2009
Australia by luxury rail
Cover southwestern Australia's sweeping natural landscapes and urban spaces during a luxury rail tour. The Southern Spirit's Coastal Epic itinerary stops at the opal capital of the world, metropolises such as Melbourne and...
| Apr 9, 2009
Frank Eddy pulled off his dusty boots and slid into a chair, taking his place at the dining room table where most of the critical family issues are hashed out. Spreading hands as dry and cracked as the orchards he tends, the stout man his mates call...
| Aug 3, 2008
It was brutally hot, 108 degrees, and the wind was howling. Bushfires were raging in the hills, making their way inexorably toward the Baker farmstead at the foot of the Brisbane Ranges.
John and Carlene Baker had moved here to get away from the hurly-...