| Oct 16, 2011
| 6:43 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 8:45 AM
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...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 12:46 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2011
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...
| May 2, 2008
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...
| Nov 22, 2008
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...
| Mar 29, 2009
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...
| Jun 8, 2008
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...
| Jul 6, 2007
JUST WHEN IT SEEMED that Western images of Africa could not get any weirder, the July 2007 special Africa issue of Vanity Fair was published, complete with a feature article on "Madonna's Malawi." At the same time, the memoirs of an African child...
| May 18, 2008
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...
| Mar 22, 2010
FOR THE RECORD:
Dance tours: An information box accompanying a March 21 Travel section article on Los Angeles-based dance troupes that take trips overseas said airfare was not included in the Bahia travel program of Los Angeles-...