| 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,...
| Sep 6, 2009
Atlantic Monthly Press: 308 pp., $24
About the early encounters between Europeans and the Other -- non-white, non-Western peoples -- the late Polish foreign correspondent Ryszard Kapuscinski observed that "the...
| Mar 8, 2009
Kosher wining and dining
Enjoy good wine and food by booking the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort's "Kosher Dinner and Wine-Tasting Package."
Dates: Through May 30.
Price: One-night package starting at $284, two-night from...
| Dec 19, 2009
It's hard to imagine a world in which polar bears don't exist in the wild. Alun Anderson, former editor-in-chief of New Scientist magazine, asserts that it most likely will occur in our lifetime.
In his book, "After the Ice: Life, Death, and...
| Feb 24, 2011
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Editor's note: This adds information about how to donate items to the surf collection.
Surfing culture may be synonymous with "The O.C.," but there was a time when the water sport was new here.
On Wednesday, UC Irvine's Langson Library opened a...
| Feb 27, 2011
The paint has barely dried on the Dodgers' new spring training digs in Glendale, Ariz., and another new venue is making its debut in Arizona's Cactus League.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the third new ballpark in Arizona's spring circuit in the...
| 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...
| May 20, 2010
The story "'Green' project gets go ahead" (April 29) sounded so great until I realized these 22 homes approved by the Planning Commission are to be built on sacred land to Native Americans and just as likely to contain cogged stones and burials as the...
| Jun 3, 2010
The leap from eighth grade to high school can be a difficult one, but it can be made easier with the help of a good book. We asked several notables to recommend a good summertime read for incoming high school freshmen. Their suggestions: