| May 5, 2013
MAE WANG, Thailand — As we sat together on a long, narrow raft of bamboo, Alexa Pham dipped her hand into the quickly moving river. "It's the really simple things," she said with a long breath, "that make it beautiful here in Mae Wang."
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Working as a night-life photographer had its perks, but Matthew Karsten was tired of life in South Florida. Looking at a friend's pictures from a trip through Southeast Asia, Karsten yearned for a bigger world. So he set out to discover it.
| Aug 4, 2013
Thaitanic Sushi is a little restaurant with a lot of heart, serving up not only top-notch sushi but elegant curries and tempura dishes.
The simple menu embodies the best of Japanese and Thai fare. The kitchen doesn't take on too much but tackles just...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
After the North Korean coal mine where she worked stopped paying salaries, Park Kyung Ok tried her hand at business.
Buttons and zippers, candy and dried squid, fabric, plastic tarpaulins, men's suits and cigarettes.
"I sold just about everything,"...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Something tastes … different these days at Epcot.
The bulk of the beverage lineup at the theme park's Club Cool has been overhauled, bringing in seven new tastes from far-flung ends of Earth. It's located on the edge of Future World, and with its...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The masking tape-covered package wasn't exactly square. It looked more like a 5-foot-tall igloo.
When volunteers took to ripping it open with great gusto, a white head was revealed. Ears, a trunk and legs followed.
This fiberglass baby elephant...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:57 AM
A human rights group on Friday criticized a Dunkin' Donuts advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model whose face is painted black to sell a chocolate doughnut.
Dunkin' Donuts Thailand recently started running ads for its "Charcoal...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Dunkin' Donuts on Friday apologized and will pull an advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model in blackface makeup offering a chocolate doughnut.
Dunkin' Donuts in Thailand had come under fire Friday for an ad that the Human Rights...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:07 PM
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...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:54 PM
School Activities/Clubs: track, Photography Club
Community: peer tutor, Illumination Foundation
Awards/Honors: Most Valuable Player varsity track 2012, Best Varsity Jumper 2010-11
Hobbies/Interests: guitar, golf, skiing,...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:09 PM
When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...