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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • RTL Stays on Top of Its Game, Raises Profits in First Half of Year

    On Nov. 25, at a gala ceremony in New York, Anke Schaferkordt, co-CEO of RTL Group and CEO of RTL Germany, will receive the Intl. Emmy Directorate Award from the Intl. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Schaferkordt is grateful for the award, but...
  • Baltimore Museum of Art showcases work by An-My Le, Gerard Byrne

    Baltimore Museum of Art showcases work by An-My Le, Gerard Byrne
    The Baltimore Museum of Art looks a little off-putting these days. Much of the exterior is covered over and a good chunk of the interior closed off to the public while an extensive renovation project is under way. But once you navigate the temporary...
  • Go away with Maiara Walsh

    Go away with Maiara Walsh
    Born in Seattle, Wash., Maiara Walsh was 2 when she and her family moved to her mother's native Sao Paulo, Brazil. In her tweens, she moved back to the United States to pursue an acting career. After roles on series such as "Desperate Housewives,"...