| Mar 2, 2012
Rammed-earth house in Ensenada, Mexico: Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent build an experimental house on the Baja California coast using little more than earthen walls and recycled materials....
| Apr 3, 2012
Stinging nettle: It's usually seen as a weed, but stinging nettle is a favorite among some gardeners, who eat it like spinach or use it to make nettle tea, an organic bug spray....
| Apr 23, 2012
Delegates attending the 2012 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa will participate in “An Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples.” The service is intended to begin the process of reconciliation...
| May 1, 2012
Bolivia is undergoing déjà vu as a band of marchers treks from the balmy east to the dizzying heights of La Paz, hoping to stop the government from building a highway through a pristine national forest -- exactly like they did last year. Roughly 300...
| Jun 1, 2012
Tom Schnabel and Jordan Peimer riff on world music, audience pleasers...and what doesn't sell in L.A....
| May 27, 2009
Until recently, finding commercial blueberry farms in California would have been about as likely as finding a herd of moose. Blueberries traditionally were adapted to northern forests, and it took an extraordinary confluence of scientific advances, daring...
| Jun 2, 2011
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The newest roller coaster in Florida isn't a ferocious, man-eating tiger — but it's no pussycat either.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Cheetah Hunt, which debuted last week, carries some of its namesake's qualities in the form of speedy bursts and...
| Apr 18, 2009
Most things in the lives of Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent are recycled: the trailer in which the architects live, their 3-year-old Christmas tree, even their rescued dogs. "The only thing not reciclada is my wife," D'Acosta says with a grin,...
| Oct 14, 2010
There was a time when the New World did not exist. The sun set in the west in an ocean where no man dared to venture. The leading geographers of the day believed that monsters guarded the edge of the world and that it was impossible to cross an ocean of...
| Oct 14, 2010
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"Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders"
New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2010
In her searing and beautiful first novel of misfits marooned on a farm in the outer reaches of Western Australia, Goldie Goldbloom puts the dual horror and...
| Oct 24, 2010
Reporting from Urumqi, China —
Almost invariably when visitors approach the middle-aged woman enshrined in a climatized exhibit case in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum, they pause and do a double take. What gets the most attention...