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  • 12 places to visit in 2012

    12 places to visit in 2012
    New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
  • PASSINGS: John R. Alison, Genaro 'Chicanito' Hernandez, Stephen E. Fleischman

    PASSINGS: John R. Alison, Genaro 'Chicanito' Hernandez, Stephen E. Fleischman
    John R. Alison Decorated WWII ace fighter pilot John R. Alison, 98, a World War II fighter pilot who helped lead a daring and unprecedented Allied air invasion of Burma, died of natural causes Monday at his home in Washington, D.C., his family said....
  • Album review: Mission of Burma, 'Unsound'

    Album review: Mission of Burma, 'Unsound'
    3 stars (out of 4) “Forget what you know” are the parting words on Mission of Burma’s latest album, “Unsound” (Fire). Since its inception in 1979, the Boston band has put a premium on pushing forward, its muscular art-punk...
  • Top weekend shows: Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Mission of Burma

    Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall: Garage-rock is alive and in shin-kicking mode in this not-to-be-missed double bill of like-minded Northern California bands. They played at roughly the same time during the Pitchfork Music Festival in July, but fans won’t...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Myanmar's dazzling shrines to Buddha

    Myanmar's dazzling shrines to Buddha
    As I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...
  • Visiting Bagan, Myanmar

    THE BEST WAY TO BAGAN, MYANMAR From LAX, Thai Airways offers connecting service (change of plane) to Bagan. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,397. TELEPHONE To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 95...
  • Asia travel: Five trends to watch

    Asia travel: Five trends to watch
    Geopolitics. Rhinoplasty. Who knew those would be among the hottest topics in Asia for 2011? It was news to me, and I've been going back and forth to Asia for a quarter-century, with trips to Japan and China last year alone. To see what the Asia...
  • Women and power

     Women and power
    Forbes' recent annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women reminds us how far women have come — and how far society has yet to go. The list's existence in itself, worthy as it may be, is testament to continued inequity. There is no list of 100 Most...
  • Public consequences of pop stars' private gigs

    Public consequences of pop stars' private gigs
    When pop stars Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Nelly Furtado and 50 Cent recently said they'd renounced millions of dollars they'd received for performing for members of Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi's family, they drew attention to a growing and controversial...
  • Photos: Historic elections in Myanmar

    <b>Photos: </b>Historic elections in Myanmar