| Apr 4, 2014
Two men, from two of America's pre-eminent families — the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts — are at the center of two new books set in exotic locales, one a novel, the other nonfiction.
In "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The Ebola outbreak is devastating West Africa and will spread to more countries unless more aid is provided, an official with the group Doctors Without Borders said Friday.
The outbreak has been linked to 337 deaths across Guinea, Sierra Leone and...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:45 AM
After three fine works of fiction focused on contemporary families, Lily King broadens her horizons, geographically as well as emotionally, in a novel inspired by a real-life trio of anthropologists in New Guinea during a few fraught months in 1933.
| Apr 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Pierre Odier will share his insights on Papua New Guinea, one of the last places where primitive man can still be seen in his natural Stone Age environment.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:00 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — As the four-car train rolls through the clouds and begins its descent of the Andes, Bette Bleeker has a practical concern.
"I hope someone checked the brakes," the Chicago resident asks.
It's a fair question, given the 1,755-...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Dr. Travis Stork
AKA: 'The Host'
Stork's trek to TV was an unlikely one.
The Emmy-nominated host is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of Duke and the U. of Virginia, but his TV break came when the easy-on-the-eyes doc was...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea as West Africa braces against the spread of Ebola virus disease.
The World Health Organization, which says the outbreak is presenting the toughest public health challenge in four years, has not recommended...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:19 PM
WASHINGTON — Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, U.S. officials said Thursday.
The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Inspired by a Yale economist’s annual Halloween experiment that uses trick-or-treaters as guinea pigs, one Angeleno decided to try an experiment of her own. Nancy Levitt, 64, had the hundreds who came for candy choose between three options –...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:57 AM
We have five pets, but I wish we didn't.
Our in-home zoo includes two guinea pigs, two cats and a bird.
The guinea pigs often smell, and we feel bad for them because they sit in cages most of the day, and one is getting so big he doesn't even fit...
| Jan 19, 2014
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