| Oct 15, 2013
Re "Curiosity set sail with Columbus," Opinion, Oct. 13
Far from being the cause of prying the European imagination loose from the church, Christopher Columbus' voyages were the consequence of established European curiosity and technology.
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Cruise! A Guide to Ships and Trips From SutroMedia by Anne Chalfant
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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-...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:22 PM
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...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:52 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:22 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 PM
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.”
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2011
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...
| Feb 10, 2011
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...