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  • Coasting through California on skateboards

    Coasting through California on skateboards
    Cousins Mason Bennett and Kenton Durfee are skateboarders on a mission. Bennett, 23, from North Salt Lake City, and Durfee, 23, from Mesa, Ariz., are nearing the end of a 650-mile skateboarding trip along the California coast to raise money for the...
  • U.S. stronger, safer under Obama

    Four years ago, Osama bin Laden was at large, the U.S. and world economies were in free-fall, America was bogged down in two wars, and the Bush Administration had lost friends — governments as well as ordinary people — for America around the...
  • Fascinating and feisty Bucharest: Romania's capital rises from its past

    Fascinating and feisty Bucharest: Romania's capital rises from its past
    BUCHAREST, Romania — On Sunday morning in Bucharest, I knew just what I wanted to do: I wanted to go to church. I also wanted to go down to the Old City, visit a few museums and buy a warm pretzel from a sidewalk stand. But mostly I wanted to go...
  • Maryhill Museum grows gracefully in rural Eastern Washington

    Maryhill Museum grows gracefully in rural Eastern Washington
    GOLDENDALE, Wash. - Sam Hill, an entrepreneur and businessman, didn't live to see his Eastern Washington hilltop mansion completed as the Maryhill Museum of Art in 1940. But he likely would have been just fine with a recently completed $10 million...
  • Sofia Cosma dies at 96; concert pianist and prison camp survivor

    Sofia Cosma dies at 96; concert pianist and prison camp survivor
    Sofia Cosma, a concert pianist who defied long odds to rebuild her career after seven years in Soviet prison camps and later established herself as a performer and teacher in Southern California, died of natural causes Feb. 12 at a nursing home in Oxnard,...
  • 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-...
  • More than 2,000 Ocean City evacuees arrive in Baltimore area

    More than 2,000 Ocean City evacuees arrive in Baltimore area
    More than 2,000 Ocean City evacuees have arrived in the Baltimore area for temporary housing during Hurricane Irene, as part of the state's preparations for the storm. Six hundred foreign exchange students traveled in buses from Ocean City on Thursday...
  • Foreign-language Oscar nominees portray true grittiness

    Foreign-language Oscar nominees portray true grittiness
    In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
  • Book review: 'On the Road to Babadag' by Andrzej Stasiuk

    Book review: 'On the Road to Babadag' by Andrzej Stasiuk
    The best travel books, like "On the Road to Babadag," are read for more than the mere travel information they supply: They give readers the true experience of going there. Setting out from his tiny village of Czarny near the Polish-Slovakian border,...
  • Book review: A vivid portrait of 'The Hunger Angel'

    Book review: A vivid portrait of 'The Hunger Angel'
    The Hunger Angel A Novel Herta Müller, translated from the German by Philip Boehm Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt: 292 pp., $26 Fortunately, the Nobel Prize committee for literature has gotten it right when it's recognized the courageous, sensual...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Jan. 1, 1941

     
    Jan. 1, 1941: Reports are some drastic cutting must be done, else Hattie McDaniel will steal "The Great Lie" from Bette Davis, Jimmie Fidler says....