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  • Mali coup leaders agree to step down in return for amnesty

     
    Mali coup leaders agree to step down in return for amnesty: Mali's military junta has agreed to step down in return for amnesty, after a coup that saw neighbors launched sanctions and a blockade of the landlocked country, and a Tuareg rebel militia...
  • Report Links Victoria's Secret to Child Labor

    Report Links Victoria's Secret to Child Labor
    The company that owns Victoria's Secret vowed a full investigation Thursday after a report said cotton used in some of its products is grown using child labor. "We are very concerned," parent company Limited Brands said in a statement, noting that the...
  • Guilty Pleasures That Give Back

    Guilty Pleasures That Give Back
    Be part of the solution to some of the biggest issues around the globe. From your next caffeine fix, to a beauty buy, Meredith Rollins, executive editor of "RedBook" Magazine stops by with a list of products that help women, children, families and...
  • Handcrafted, everyday beauty from Africa on display

    Handcrafted, everyday beauty from Africa on display
    Beauty can be found even in the utilitarian. A recently opened exhibit of African art at the Baltimore Museum of Art makes that point powerfully, with a varied array of elaborately handcrafted personal objects from across the continent — from...
  • A McRib McQuiz

    A McRib McQuiz
    The McRib, which debuted in 1981, returned on Tuesday. How much do you know about the McRib? 1) The McRib has done more farewell tours than a) Phish b) the Doobie Brothers  c) Marlene Dietrich d) all of the above e) cannot be determined 2) The McRib, in...
  • David Rousseve embraces the joy and the pain

    David Rousseve embraces the joy and the pain
    Ten years ago, David Roussève found himself at risk of contracting "churning-it-out syndrome." A Los Angeles transplant, he worried that the kind of narrative-driven, deeply personal yet politically resonant dance-theater works that had brought him...
  • Review: Lukas Ligeti at the Steve Allen Theater

    Review: Lukas Ligeti at the Steve Allen Theater
    On my way to the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood Thursday night for a rare local appearance by Lukas Ligeti, I stopped by Amoeba Music to pick up his new solo CD, "Afrikan Machinery." It was temporarily out of stock. A good sign, I thought. This is...
  • Food price rises spark protests, hoarding

    Anger over high food prices has sparked protests in several countries. Surging food prices have posed a particular risk to poor economies. Here are some details of recent price rise protests and disturbances: * BURKINA FASO - Unions called a general...
  • Julie Ward's fabrics: out of Africa and into America's stores

    Julie Ward's fabrics: out of Africa and into America's stores
    THE TRIBAL trend is one of the hottest this summer. The graphic prints and the bold dyes of the fabrics are popping up everywhere, but although most are mere knockoffs -- loomed, printed and dyed simply to look exotic -- a few are the real thing, and...
  • Your Scene: Celebrating her birthday with colorful Mali dancers

    Jackie Bell of Anaheim likes to travel off the beaten path, so she went far afield, to Burkina Faso and Timbuktu, Mali, for her 70th birthday. On a side trip to Mali's Dogon country, she was treated to a dance by villagers. "The masks are incredible," she...
  • Architecture with a conscience

     
    Even before the economic collapse of 2008, architects -- and young architects in particular -- had turned away from designing splashy new icons and toward anti-poverty projects, disaster relief and other kinds of community-minded work. Now that...