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  • Q&A: Jo Nesbo on 'Police,' Harry Hole

    Q&A: Jo Nesbo on 'Police,' Harry Hole
    Of the Scandinavian crime writers who have become international sensations in recent years, Sweden's Stieg Larsson (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is obviously the best known, but Norway's Jo Nesbø is catching up fast. Nesbø's dark and...
  • The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe

    The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe
    "George Whittell," the tour guide said, "was born with a silver spoon in his mouth." So wealthy was Whittell's family that as a young man in San Francisco he vowed he would never work a day in his life. He then set about vigorously pursuing that goal....
  • Dario Cologna wins a second Sochi gold medal

    Dario Cologna wins a second Sochi gold medal
    SOCHI, Russia -- Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna easily won the men's 15-kilometer classic race on Friday for his second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics. Wearing short sleeves on another mild day at the Laura Cross country Ski and Biathlon...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • Olympics: Curling powerhouse Canada loses to Switzerland at Sochi

    SOCHI, Russia — In a bit of a shocker on the first day of men's curling, defending gold medalist Canada lost to Switzerland, 5-4, on Monday. Canada won its other game but struggled to defeat Germany, 11-8. Canada was considered the heavy...
  • Sochi Olympics: Sweden wins gold in women's cross-country relay

    Sochi Olympics: Sweden wins gold in women's cross-country relay
    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Charlotte Kalla erased a 25-second deficit on the final leg and won a three-way sprint at the end to give Sweden the Olympic gold in the women's 4x5-kilometer cross-country relay. Heavy pre-race favorite Norway failed to win...
  • Sochi Olympics: Ola Vigen Hattestad wins men's cross-country sprint

    Sochi Olympics: Ola Vigen Hattestad wins men's cross-country sprint
    SOCHI, Russia -- Ola Vigen Hattestad of Norway won the Olympic gold medal Tuesday in the men's cross-country sprint. A collision early in the finals took out half of the six-man field, leaving Hattestad and Teodor Peterson of Sweden to battle for the...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. women are routed in curling

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. women are routed in curling
    SOCHI, Russia — Things are not going well for U.S. curling. The women's team set an Olympic record Tuesday, but not a good one. It gave up a seven-point end (like baseball's innings) leading to the mercy rule being called in a 12-3 loss to...
  • Sochi Olympics: Finland wins men's cross-country team sprint

    SOCHI, Russia — Finland surprisingly won the men's cross-country team sprint at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, taking advantage of a fall that slowed its two closest rivals in the final. Sami Jauhojaervi was able to pull ahead after Germany's...
  • Sochi Olympics: Checking into new hotel requires a fire exit plan

    Sochi Olympics: Checking into new hotel requires a fire exit plan
    SOCHI, Russia — My greeting after finally checking into the open-since-Wednesday Gorki Grand Hotel could not have been more five-alarming. It came over the hotel intercom first in Russian, then in English. I actually figured out the Russian part...
  • Eric Prydz raises the stakes of EDM visuals with EPIC 2.0

    Eric Prydz raises the stakes of EDM visuals with EPIC 2.0
    On Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium, dance music fans will get a sensory barrage from three different projects. There’s the audiovisual EDM extravaganza EPIC 2.0, with artists from the label group Pryda performing over 3D holograms and live LED...