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  • What John F. Kennedy was -- and wasn't

    Twenty-five years ago, I asked Charles Bartlett, a syndicated columnist, to tell me about his old and close friend, John F. Kennedy. Bartlett's answer: "No one ever knew John Kennedy, not all of him." Now, 50 years after Kennedy's assassination, that...
  • Dim sum for the mind: A selection of tidbits spicy, sour and sweet

    The president might have been able to get a joint resolution through Congress backing his policy in Syria if only (1) he had been able to hold on to the support of the president, and (2) had a policy. -------- As has been observed before, it can be...
  • Spirit of Asia's long-ago past makes itself heard

    Those looking to vanish into an unfamiliar realm have a new vehicle: "Longing for the Past: The 78 RPM Era in Southeast Asia." The transcendent four-CD compilation and hardbound book collects nearly 100 early recordings from Burma, Cambodia, Thailand,...
  • Rihanna's photo with endangered animal leads to two arrests

    Rihanna's photo with endangered animal leads to two arrests
    Two men have been arrested in Thailand after singer Rihanna posted a picture with an endangered animal they were allegedly using to sell photo ops on the island of Phuket. The "Stay" songstress, who is no stranger to racy selfies, posted one...
  • Pick your color: Hoya, a succulent in many shades

    In the world of succulents, the hundreds of species and cultivars of the hoya genus stand out. They are in the milkweed family, second only to orchids in the diversity of their flower forms and shapes. Lowland tropicals, hoyas are native to Southeast...
  • Go Away With ... Samantha Brown

    When Samantha Brown was growing up, her family took road trips to visit nearby family, but that was about it. So when she got the opportunity to work with the Travel Channel, Brown "realized that my input would be as a layman. I wasn't an expert...
  • Vietnam Plus-50

    HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism. Today,...
  • Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields

    Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields
    Vaddey Ratner didn't expect much when she first took on the project of writing a novel about a young Cambodian girl and her family who are forced into the countryside by the Khmer Rouge as part of the communist group's program of genocide that began in...
  • Go Away With ... Kevin Olusola

    Go Away With ... Kevin Olusola
    The son of a Nigerian psychiatrist and a Grenadian nurse, Kevin Olusola enrolled at Yale University intending to pursue a medical career. But the classically trained cellist and innovative beatboxer couldn't resist entering the "Celebrate and...
  • On a reconnaissance mission to Ft. Ord in Monterey Bay

    On a reconnaissance mission to Ft. Ord in Monterey Bay
    MONTEREY BAY, Calif. — Along Highway 1 between Marina and Seaside, it's all roller-coastering sand dunes and chaparral. There the road cuts across Ft. Ord, where soldiers trained for almost every war the U.S. Army waged in the 20th century, as...
  • 330 orphans arrive in Los Angeles

     
    South Vietnamese and Cambodian orphans are carried from evacuation plane at Los Angeles International Airport in white cardboard boxes that served as bassinettes for the trip from the Philippines....