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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Living life as Thoreau might

    Bethany Smedley was a little girl when she turned the cover of “Chasing the Dragon,” by Jackie Pullinger. It's the story of Pullinger's travels to Hong Kong to become a missionary. Inside Hong Kong was the infamous walled city, Kowloon....
  • Diane Nelson Leads Superheroes Fight Against Hunger

    Building brand awareness is something with which Diane Nelson, named president of the newly formed DC Entertainment in 2009, is quite familiar, having managed Warner Bros.' highly successful "Harry Potter" franchise. Now, as Nelson figures out how to...
  • Campanella's 'Foosball' to Open San Sebastian

    LOCARNO -- A blockbuster in its native Argentina, Juan Jose Campanella's "Foosball," one of the biggest films ever to come out of Latin America, will open September's 61st San Sebastian Festival. Budgeted at $21 million, the 3D animation feature -- about...
  • Myanmar army releases child soldiers

    NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform. Since the army agreed to end the practice in June 2012,...
  • Sydney Film Review: 'Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls'

    Showbiz dreams and political commentary mix harmoniously in "Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls," an entertaining docu about the first all-girl pop group to emerge from Burma (Myanmar). Filmed between 2010 and 2012, when the release from house arrest of...
  • Burmese refugees inspired Parkland grad's film

    When Chapman University film student Michael Tacca chose to make the movie "Burmese Refugee" for his college thesis a couple of years ago, he had a good foundation. Parkland High School graduate Tacca grew up as a member of First Presbyterian Church...
  • In Thailand, a resort for the greater good

    In Thailand, a resort for the greater good
    MAE WANG, Thailand — As we sat together on a long, narrow raft of bamboo, Alexa Pham dipped her hand into the quickly moving river. "It's the really simple things," she said with a long breath, "that make it beautiful here in Mae Wang." Two wiry...
  • Hoofing it through Myanmar's mountains

    Hoofing it through Myanmar's mountains
    Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of the two-day trek that would take me and my sons,...
  • Andres Oppenheimer: Xi's Latin America tour a tit-for-tat message to Obama

    The most interesting thing about China's new President Xi Jinping's first official trip to Latin America is that he will not set foot in Cuba, Venezuela or any other of China's political allies in the region — which would have received a huge...
  • Rights group: Myanmar policy discriminates against Muslims

    NEW DELHI -- A watchdog group Tuesday called on Myanmar’s government to immediately revoke a population-control policy that blocks members of the minority Rohingya Muslim community from having more than two children, measures it said are...
  • Planning your trip to Myanmar

    THE BEST WAY TO KALAW, MYANMAR From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Yangon is offered on China Airlines, Singapore, Malaysia and China Eastern. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $893, including taxes and fees. Kalaw has no airport but...