| Sep 20, 2012
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...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:41 PM
The Chinese equivalent of Twitter has blocked remarks from Hillary Clinton that implicitly swiped at human rights abuses in China, according to a Hong Kong group that monitors Chinese media....
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:42 PM
As Hillary Clinton made the first trip to Laos by a U.S. Secretary of State in nearly six decades, activists urged the U.S. to step up its spending to clear the vast stretches of Lao land still littered with unexploded American bombs left over from its...
| May 15, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Los Angeles artist Pauline Boyd creates her Counterpane quilts by hand in her Silver Lake studio....
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:18 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:38 PM
As the Greece Parliament prepares to vote on austerity measures, the nation sees a nationwide strike and a wave of Cabinet resignations over demands by the European Union for ever-deeper spending cuts....
| Feb 2, 2012
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...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 5:26 PM
ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Lucas Papademos sought backing on Sunday from leading Greek party leaders for painful and unpopular reforms that the near-bankrupt country must negotiate now that a long-awaited debt relief deal seems almost secured....
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:13 AM
Whether it's balanced on the rim of a volcano or made of crystallized salt, the right hotel can provide you with a good year's worth of bragging material. These are the kinds of places you have to go at least once, if only to say you have.
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:34 PM
It’s been a long time since anyone asked about Patrick R. Curran, a U.S. Marine Corps bombardier navigator who was reported missing in action over …...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:05 PM
It's the fourth zip line that spills the surprise. Confident now, I leap off the platform to feel the cable bounce heavily, then snap taut under my weight. Gravity takes over, shooting me through a tunnel of blurring foliage until the whirr of the pulley-...