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  • Lia Lee dies at 30; figure in cultural dispute over epilepsy treatment

    Lia Lee dies at 30; figure in cultural dispute over epilepsy treatment
    She could speak only with her eyes. But Lia Lee's life bridged worlds and changed American medicine. Lia, the subject of Anne Fadiman's 1997 book "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down," died Aug. 31 in Sacramento at the age of 30, after living...
  • Culinary SOS: Thai green chicken curry from a San Luis Obispo restaurant

    Culinary SOS: Thai green chicken curry from a San Luis Obispo restaurant
    Dear SOS: Recently my best childhood friend treated me to a creekside birthday dinner at beautiful Novo Restaurant in San Luis Obispo. We both had the Thai green chicken curry, and it was absolutely incredible. I tried an online recipe that was good but...
  • Southeast Asian sweets add variety to life

    Southeast Asian sweets add variety to life
    Fresh mango glistening the brilliant orange of a late-summer sun, glutinous rice balls glowing a radiant pandan green, tender taro cakes blooming the same piercing purple as a field of lilacs. Bhan Kanom Thai is a rainbow rush of colors. The Hollywood...
  • The Find: Tom Yum Koong

    The Find: Tom Yum Koong
    Thatched baskets of sticky rice arrive alongside tart pork sausages still sputtering from the pan. Papaya salad follows, the strands of green, unripened fruit stained a murky brown from fermented blue crab paste. At Tom Yum Koong in Westminster, among the...
  • Dominic Monaghan gets wild thing all his own

    Dominic Monaghan gets wild thing all his own
    Dominic Monaghan probably expected a lot of surprises while traveling the world to film his BBC America series, “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan." But not this one. A new species of spider has been named after the “Lost" and “The Lord...
  • Tours & cruises

    MEXICO Rockin' on water Sixthman's "VH1 Best Cruise Ever" aboard the Carnival Inspiration will feature a lineup that includes headliners Colbie Caillat, Train and Lifehouse. The itinerary also includes an eight-hour port call in Cozumel. Itinerary:...
  • The lessons of Vietnam

    THE IRAQ WAR has reawakened memories of the Vietnam War, the most significant political experience of an entire American generation. But this has not produced clarity about its lessons. Of course, history never repeats itself exactly. Vietnam and Iraq...
  • Review: 'The Rocket' soars at points

    Review: 'The Rocket' soars at points
    "The Rocket" winds through the mountains of northern Laos, the contemporary drama carrying a touch of fable and a powerful sense of place. Ahlo (Sitthiphon Disamoe), the 10-year-old at the center of the movie, makes an appealing rooting interest, not...
  • Australia to Submit 'The Rocket' for Foreign-Language Oscar

    TORONTO -- Australia has selected "The Rocket" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. The film is an Australia-Laos co-production in the Lao language, directed by Australia's Kim Mordaunt and produced by Sylvia Wilcznski. It tells...
  • REVIEW: 'The Rocket' ★★★

    REVIEW: 'The Rocket' ★★&#9733
    "The Rocket" winds through the mountains of northern Laos, the contemporary drama carrying a touch of fable and a powerful sense of place. Ahlo (Sitthiphon Disamoe), the 10-year-old at the center of the movie, makes an appealing rooting interest, not...
  • Foreign government tour offices

    For tourist information on select foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the country's U.N. mission or delegation. Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist...