| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:24 PM
In 1969 Col. Robert Rheault landed a long-coveted assignment in Vietnam: commanding the Green Berets, the daring U.S. Special Forces group championed by President Kennedy and glorified by John Wayne.
He had held the job for only three weeks, however,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Everyone loves my big yellow motorcycle with a sidecar, the one I’m using in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Kids love it. Adults love it. Cambodian monkeys also love it. But there is one place where the love falls short.
Since I left...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Sometimes, words aren’t enough to describe the emotions the seize you. That’s what happened to me in Cambodia.
I left Los Angeles on Aug. 10 in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe on my trusty yellow motorcycle with the help of generous...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This past summer, in a small village outside of Phnom Penh, not far from the Mekong River, I met an 8-year-old boy named Basil. He couldn't stop laughing, playing, racing around the village like any boy his age.
Visiting him meant something special to...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:28 PM
When the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival canceled its annual showcase last fall, some local cinephiles feared that its 15th edition in 2011 might've been its last.
But the festival, one of the country's largest for Spanish- and...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:03 AM
In some ways, nothing speaks to the global impact of the Academy Awards quite like the international response to the nominations for best foreign language film.
The five nominees in the category are Belgium’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown,&...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
It's easy to feel a certain fatigue as awards season drags along, with even the most dedicated Oscar-ologists tiring of talking about the same boiled-down pool of a few films. So this may be just the time to turn to the lesser-known quarters of the...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Italy‘s “The Great Beauty” won the Oscar for foreign Language film Sunday night.
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, “The Great Beauty” follows a writer, Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), who finds himself at an emotional...
| Feb 27, 2014
Being nominated for an Oscar is always a big deal, lifting someone's career or a movie's fortunes at the box office. In Cambodia, an Oscar nomination is proving to be a big deal for an entire nation, crystallizing how important reviving the arts has...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Swedish clothing retailer H&M on Monday said it is developing a plan to ensure about 850,000 textile workers earn a "living wage" by 2018.
Hennes & Mauritz, the world's second-largest clothing retailer, said it will begin its pay strategy with three...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:31 PM
For Becky Perlow, the next destination looms 19,341 feet above sea level. The goal? Reaching the top of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, located 3 degrees south of the equator and deemed by many the highest free-standing and "walkable" mountain in the world....