| Oct 28, 2011
| 10:51 AM
One of the signature photos travelers always take in Morocco is of heaping piles of spices in a variety of enticing colorful displays. These setups aspire to overwhelm visitors with the enchantment of a new and undiscovered place — and to...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:17 AM
I know some of my more parochial colleagues can't get past the troubles CNN continues to have in its prime-time American operation.
And I am right up there in being dismayed by some of the moves management has made with Eliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker,...
| Dec 2, 2007
Longing for an out-of-country excursion but feeling a little poor because you have only dollars in your pocket? Relax. Even with the fast-eroding value of the dollar against other currencies, you still can find international destinations where your buck...
| Nov 8, 2009
Seymour Fromer, who built one of the country's largest collections of Judaica with little money but enormous drive to preserve the history of Jews, especially those who helped settle the American West, has died. He was 87.
Fromer died Oct. 25 at his...
| Jun 27, 2010
When the heat is on, less is more, and that's especially true for active women. But that doesn't mean your summer look has to be bland. With a few key products you can transform yourself from limp to sizzling hot.
Take for example, the women in "Sex...
| Mar 29, 2009
The luxe ease of the oasis
The Etro spring collection was an eye-popping parade of hot pink, turquoise, gold and paisley prints, with the richness of the fabric and ease of loose layers and mixed patterns channeling luxurious holidays in the sun. And who...
| Jul 19, 2009
Two years ago, I was invited to give a reading from my novel at a university in Ifrane, in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. One of my cousins immediately suggested I hire a driver to get there, but I laughed off his suggestion. I can drive myself! I'm...
| Apr 28, 2009
Laila Lalami's new novel, "Secret Son," brings readers into the down-and-out sections of Casablanca, Morocco, to follow the travails of Youssef El Mekki, a young man trying to rise above the abject poverty into which he was born. Youssef knows certain...
| Mar 14, 2007
A landmark shift in trafficking routes has transformed West Africa into a hub for cocaine smuggled from South America to a booming European market, anti-drug officials on three continents say.
Traffickers have established a haven and transit area along...
| Apr 26, 2007
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Right after 9/11, Americans wanted to know, "Why do they hate us?" Five years later, Muslim antagonism toward the U.S. has unquestionably grown worse. Today, the questions are: Should we care? And if we do,...
| Apr 8, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton let slip last week that the Obama administration has finally abandoned the phrase "war on terror." Its absence had been noted by commentators. There was no directive, Clinton said, "it's just not being used."...