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  • Channeling the spirits in color and line at Ellicott City gallery

    Channeling the spirits in color and line at Ellicott City gallery
    Ephrem Kouakou prefers to work while the world sleeps. The artist says that in the dead of night, absent the sound of any human voice or music, he can best hear the "spirits" talking. He says he's been hearing the spirits steer his brush since he...
  • A Pyrrhic victory?

    A Pyrrhic victory?
    Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...
  • Hostage crises, then and now

    Hostage crises, then and now
    The State Department is probably very pleased with the outcome of last week's hostage crisis in Algeria, although given the loss of innocent lives it would be impolitic for officials to say so. In case you missed it, Islamic militants had held an...
  • Colonial Virginia gentry embraced stranded North African

    Colonial Virginia gentry embraced stranded North African
    As the political epicenter of British America’s richest and most populous colony, the town of Williamsburg played host to a rich cross-spectrum of humanity during the 1700s. Planters, merchants and tradesmen of all shades and stripes came from...
  • CELEBRITY TRAVELER: Actor vacations in Italy, always travels light

    CELEBRITY TRAVELER: Actor vacations in Italy, always travels light
    Raymond J. Barry has one of those faces that people recognize. It's the name that sometimes draws a blank. "I was shooting a movie in Spokane, Wash., and a woman came up to me and asked if I was her favorite father from 'Justified,'" Barry, 72, said with...
  • Remarkable Woman: Carol Abraczinskas

     Remarkable Woman: Carol Abraczinskas
    Carol Abraczinskas leads a double life. She's got her steady — and fascinating — day job as a scientific illustrator, sketching dinosaur fossils for the University of Chicago's biology and anatomy department. And then there's that other...
  • Foreign-language Oscar nominees portray true grittiness

    Foreign-language Oscar nominees portray true grittiness
    In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
  • ALGERIA: In no hurry to recognize Libyan rebel government

     
    The high-ranking source, who asked not to be identified, also said Algeria, a U.S. ally in the campaign against al Qaeda, has evidence that Libyan militants it had handed over to Moammar Kadafi's government are now at large in Libya and some have joined...
  • Kadafi wife, three children flee to Algeria

     
    The Algerian foreign minister said Moammar Kadafi's wife and three of his children escaped to Algeria early Monday, according to Sky News. The rebels' government, the Transitional National Council, which is in the process of forming an administration to...
  • Handicapping the Nobel Prize in literature: a guide

     
    Who is Assia Djebar and why is she considered among the top contenders for the Nobel Prize in literature? This handy guide can help....
  • Portugal won't extradite fugitive killer George Wright to U.S.

     
    Escaped hijacker and killer George Wright wins his bid to remain in Portugal. A court in Portugal has rejected the U.S.' request to extradite him....