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Bern (Switzerland)

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  • Dallas' Sixth Floor Museum gives bigger picture of JFK assassination

     Dallas' Sixth Floor Museum gives bigger picture of JFK assassination
    DALLAS — It's a site, and sight, both eerie and fascinating. Peering through thick glass, I see a collection of scuffed boxes up against a corner window, the sniper's nest from which Lee Harvey Oswald is said to have shot President John F....
  • What's new in Germany, Switzerland

    What's new in Germany, Switzerland
    It's been 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down in Germany, and unification seems like old news. From a traveler's point of view, the business at hand seems to be to keep the economy going and visitors entertained. Things are changing in Switzerland as...
  • There's heaven, and then there's Lauterbrunnen

    There's heaven, and then there's Lauterbrunnen
    LAUTERBRUNNEN, Switzerland — Coming down Highway 6 from Switzerland's capital, Bern, you turn north into the lovely lake resort of Interlaken. Turn south and you enter the spectacularly beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley. Picture this: a box canyon cut...
  • Benjamin Lytal on 'A Map of Tulsa'

    Benjamin Lytal on 'A Map of Tulsa'
    If Chicago author Benjamin Lytal were the typical writer of semi-autobiographical fiction, his first novel would have been the story of a young man who escaped his hometown in the interior of the country to become immersed in the colorful characters and...
  • MOCA alum Philipp Kaiser resigns as director of German art museum

    MOCA alum Philipp Kaiser resigns as director of German art museum
    Philipp Kaiser, former senior curator of L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art, is stepping down after little more than a year as director of Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, the German publication Express reported Wednesday. In submitting his...
  • Cornelius Gurlitt leaves art collection to Swiss museum

    In a surprise twist to an already complicated art tale, Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on Tuesday at 81, has left art from his previously hidden stash of hundreds of works to a museum in Switzerland. The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland said on its...
  • North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution

    BEIJING -- One might call it North Korea’s version of the youth revolution. There is Kim Jong Un, who at 30 is believed to be the world’s youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, whose main claim to fame is as...
  • Twelve-year-old Indiana Boy Missing In Switzerland

    Twelve-year-old Indiana Boy Missing In Switzerland
    Swiss Police are continuing their search for a missing Indiana boy who disappeared on Friday. Investigators say the 12-year-old went missing during a hike at the Truemmelbach waterfalls near Lauterbrunnen. That's about 30 miles from the Swiss capitol...
  • Think twice about becoming a star

    Some years ago, a Sun grandee being honored at a little retirement ceremony reflected on his long tenure at the paper. This worthy had at one time possessed the dignity of a correspondent in our Washington bureau, and I paraphrase what he said about the...
  • Migrating birds fly nonstop for more than six months

    Migrating birds fly nonstop for more than six months
    Talk about a red-eye flight! After attaching electronic monitors to half a dozen Alpine swifts, researchers say they were shocked to discover that migrating birds flew nonstop for 200 days. That's right, the birds remained airborne for more than six...
  • In 'Walk Hard,' Laughing with the Music

    A mock biopic whose protagonist is struck "smell-blind" by a childhood machete mishap, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" sends up the clich├ęs of the rock 'n' roll movie with unfettered glee. But creating the musical repertoire for the film's fictional rock...