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  • Is it time for us to hit 'reset'?

    Is it time for us to hit 'reset'?
    Extra Lives Why Video Games Matter Tom Bissell Pantheon: 222 pp., $22.95 Extra Lives Why Video Games Matter Tom Bissell Pantheon: 222 pp., $22.95 To many of its admirers — and skeptics — the video game seems a medium in adolescence....
  • China's latest export: soft power

    During the last two months, as Washington focused on Iraq, few people were paying attention to what was going in the remote Ural Mountains of Russia. There, under the auspices of the benign-sounding Shanghai Cooperation Organization, some 6,000 troops,...
  • 'Flying' the line

    The 45th parallel: It's close to where Custer met his maker and Mary Tyler Moore flipped her hat high for TV cameras. It links thirsty Russian czars with Madonna's winemaking dad in Michigan and connects the Shroud of Turin with a new Japanese museum...
  • Fake bouts showing men kissing draw suspicion

    Fake bouts showing men kissing draw suspicion
    Crowds in Arkansas came for the lure of cage fighting and $1 beer, but police say what they got instead was men ripping each others' clothes off and kissing -- a stunt suspected of being orchestrated by Sacha Baron Cohen of "Borat" fame. "We had a...
  • Global war, no, failed states, yes

     
    by Mark Silva There is no "global war on terrorism.'' That's the first thing that Anthony Cordesman, a seasoned expert on national security, has to say about the failed Christmas Day bomb-attempt on a U.S.-bound airliner. Inasmuch as we've had......
  • We are all African: The argument for the commonality of mankind

     
    Christopher diCarlo got in trouble in 2005 when he suggested to his Critical Thinking students at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, that scientific evidence proves that the human species originated in Africa. Some of his students...
  • Continuing a church-family feeling

    Scott McGinnis found himself back at his old stomping grounds on May 15, nearly 30 years after attending the Grandview Presbyterian Church's Children's Center Preschool. Standing inside the sanctuary on Fifth Street and Ruberta Avenue in front of an...
  • Swine Flu Vaccine Plentiful

    Swine Flu Vaccine Plentiful
    Available doses of the vaccine against pandemic H1N1 influenza will top 100 million in the United States by today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday. The vaccine has become sufficiently plentiful, prompting at least 24...
  • Troop Greetings - Click here for a full list of videos

    Air Force Capt. JEFFREY D ANDREOLI OSAN AB, KOREA Army Col. SCOTT W ARNOLD OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM - CENTRAL ASIA Army Col. SCOTT W ARNOLD OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM - CENTRAL ASIA Air Force Senior Airman TYLER E AUSTIN SPANGDAHLEM, GERMANY Air...
  • German Authorities Close Hamburg Mosque Where Sept. 11 Attackers Once Met

    German Authorities Close Hamburg Mosque Where Sept. 11 Attackers Once Met
    A Hamburg mosque once frequented by some of the Sept. 11 attackers was shut down Monday because German authorities believe the prayer house was again being used as a meeting point for Islamic radicals. The Taiba mosque was closed and the cultural...
  • Discover the Arts - Craft and the Folk Art Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live was live to continue the DISCOVERS THE ARTS IN LOS ANGELES series in Los Angeles at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. The museum is featuring two new exhibits: Bold Abstractions: Textiles from Central Asia & Iran For millennia,...