| Dec 26, 2010
We asked readers where they would go if money and time were no object, and where they were likely to go in 2011. Thailand for dental work, one said. A trip with a friend to France, another said. Here are some of the other responses. Bon voyage!
| Jul 17, 2012
| 2:51 PM
People across the world are falling so far short on exercise that the problem has become a global pandemic, causing nearly a tenth of deaths worldwide and killing roughly as many people as smoking, researchers warned this week as an alarming series of...
| May 6, 2012
The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Alfred A. Knopf: 736 pp., $35
"The Passage of Power," the fourth volume in Robert Caro's epic biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, encompasses the period of LBJ's deepest humiliation and...
| Jun 3, 2012
Alfred A. Knopf: 342 pp., $25.95
Two-thirds of the way through Nell Freudenberger's second novel, her Bangladeshi narrator, Amina, wonders, "Why were some people attracted to what was unfamiliar, and others...
| 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...
| Jun 16, 2011
On an early summer night, I'm enjoying sitting at a sidewalk table taking in the street action in front of the Spice Table, a 3-month-old Vietnamese-Singaporean restaurant in Little Tokyo. People are walking by, rushing past on their way inside or to some...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:20 PM
Republican presidential contenders jousted over Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East on Tuesday night in a tense national security debate that laid out sharply contrasting views on how to keep America safe from attack.
Candidates raised the...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 8:28 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Fifty years ago today the largest dry dock in the world filled with water from the James River, setting afloat the world's largest ship and first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
At 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 1960, Mrs. William B....
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:43 PM
According to a report from the Lancet, six out of 10 Americans get sufficient exercise. Sufficient exercise is defined in the study as: 30 min of moderate-intensity physical activity on at least 5 days every week, 20 min of vigorous-intensity physical...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:39 AM
Earthquake Indonesia Tsunami : A major earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia Wednesday afternoon with a reported magnitude of 8.6, sparking tsunami warnings for Australia and coastal nations across Southeast Asia, central Asia and parts of the...