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  • Find the perfect cruise

    Find the perfect cruise
    Cruise! A Guide to Ships and Trips From SutroMedia by Anne Chalfant $3.99 for iOS and Android What it is: a comprehensive guide for everyone from the Baby Cruiser to an Old Salt. Helpful filters sort cruises based on price, pampering, and travel-...
  • The 2012 geography quiz

     The 2012 geography quiz
      We present Tribune Newspapers' Geography Challenge, timed to coincide with the National Geographic Society's Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17. Many questions come from this year's National Geographic Bee (nationalgeographic.com/geobee), sponsored...
  • The story of gin: A spirited interview

    As we roll into the final holiday parties of the year, spirits are high -- and flowing. “The Book of Gin” by Richard Barnett traces the history of gin, which was once believed to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth and treat a lack of...
  • Russia angry over extradition of suspected arms smuggler to U.S.

    Russia angry over extradition of suspected arms smuggler to U.S.
    MOSCOW -- The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted angrily Wednesday to a Lithuanian court's decision to extradite a Russian citizen to the United States on charges of arms trafficking. “We are seriously concerned with the U.S. side’s continuing...
  • Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka

    Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka
    Gay rights groups have been ceremoniously dumping Stolichnaya vodka into gutters from West Hollywood to Manhattan in protest against a Russian law banning gay pride events and other public displays of homosexual “propaganda.” The problem...
  • Danish Epic '1864′ Wins Funding War

    Entrusted with delivering both an eight-hour TV miniseries and a feature film in "1864," the most expensive Danish production ever, one can forgive director Ole Bornedal for wishing at the time that he were on an island in the Baltic Sea. The scale of...
  • A woodworker's last hurrah

    A woodworker's last hurrah
    YORK COUNTY — An electric scroll saw has been Hugh Kalns' friend for decades. The machine helped him achieve a degree of fame in eastern Virginia's crafting community. Delicate, lace-like carvings of angels, kittens, Christmas wreathes, even...
  • Finland Selects 'Disciple' as Oscar Candidate

    Ulrika Bengts' "The Disciple" (Larjungen) has been selected to rep Finland in the foreign-language film Oscar race. Pic, which is produced by Mats Langbacka for Langfilm Productions, stars Erik Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda...
  • Maryland National Guard celebrates foreign partnerships

    Maryland National Guard celebrates foreign partnerships
    For Capt. Martin Noorsalu, deploying to Afghanistan with the Maryland National Guard last year was an unusual opportunity. Noorsalu is one of only a dozen helicopter pilots in the Estonian Air Force. The sole air defense service of the former Soviet...
  • Murray Seeger dies at 82; L.A. Times reporter led Moscow bureau

    Murray Seeger dies at 82; L.A. Times reporter led Moscow bureau
    Murray Seeger, a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondant who served as Moscow bureau chief in the early 1970s and was later director of information for the AFL-CIO, has died. He was 82. Seeger, who lived in Silver Spring, Md., died of pneumonia Monday in...
  • Beet poetry

    Beet poetry
    My paternal bloodline brims with soup: barley stews studded with black mushrooms and opaque as porridge; the thin tomato broth of our Polish Christmas Eve vigil, swimming with dumplings no bigger than a bird's eye; and the plain, milky, peasant...