| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:20 AM
With climate disruption increasingly affecting Maryland's priceless environmental treasures, it's time the federal government stopped bargaining with our natural resources and started protecting our future as it looks to import and export more resources...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:12 PM
NORMAL, Ill. — Payton's quest to break new ground by becoming the first Chicago Public League school to win a state volleyball title must wait another year.
LaSalle-Peru advanced to its first state championship match with a 25-18, 25-17 win over...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:04 PM
NORMAL, Ill. — St. Francis volleyball coach Peg Kopec let loose for a few seconds Saturday when she swayed to Kool & The Gang's "Celebration" at Redbird Arena.
The winningest coach in Illinois volleyball history, Kopec figured out a long ago how...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:13 PM
With their soaring pillars, immense bronze doors and dimly lit interiors, banks used to make small depositors feel even smaller – but at least they believed their money would be safe.
By the 1950s, though, banks were eager for a friendlier image...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements.
Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Here, at the large-animal hospital at Oregon State University, in stalls with wood shavings on the ground, are the alpacas that look at you with those innocent eyes.
They evoke even more sympathy from observers who know what they've gone through....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Birds of a feather do flock together in Peru, which boasts more than 1,800 avian species, so Inkaterra Hotels is focusing on these exotic creatures by offering bird-watching experiences at two of its in-country properties.
The four-day, three-night...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:45 AM
LIMA, Peru -- A territorial dispute between Chile and Peru ended Monday with an international court awarding Peru a triangle of Pacific Ocean territory covering thousands of square miles rich in fishing and other natural resources.
Peru filed the...
| Jul 8, 2013
Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times Peru is the reason I became a photographer. It was 1988, and a friend had given me a camera and the manual on how to use it. I arrived in a country in the midst of a civil war and mired in chaos. I was hooked;...
| Feb 12, 2014
William Albert Allard has contributed to National Geographic Society magazine stories and books as a photographer and writer since 1964. Considered one of color photography's most celebrated pioneers, Allard is a former contributor to Magnum Photos and...