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  • Rooney Mara in talks to play Tiger Lily in Peter Pan origin story

    Rooney Mara looks to be headed to Neverland. The "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" lead is in negotiations to star as the tribal princess Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' upcoming Peter Pan origin story "Pan," according to a Variety report. Directed by Joe...
  • What to call Washington's football team? Easy: The Potomacs [Letter]

    What to call Washington's football team? Easy: The Potomacs [Letter]
    It was ironic for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to use the term "Native Americans" recently when referring to descendants of the indigenous peoples who inhabited this continent before Europeans arrived ("Redskins name controversy heats up with federal...
  • Sacred Hopi tribal masks are again sold at auction in Paris

    Sacred Hopi tribal masks are again sold at auction in Paris
    Another group of sacred Hopi masks was gaveled away at a Paris auction Friday, over the objections of tribe members and the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Agence France Presse has reported. In Hopi tradition, the masks don’t merely represent spirits,...
  • India's incomplete democracy

    In April and May, the world's largest democracy elected its latest prime minister, Narendra Modi. Modi has promised to shake up long-standing government corruption and bring prosperity to all of India, as he did to the state of Gujarat as its chief...
  • Vodka-spiked oranges and tamale lessons: Irvine's lost commune

    Vodka-spiked oranges and tamale lessons: Irvine's lost commune
    You read that right. Irvine -- that bastion of staid, putty-colored suburban respectability -- was home to a commune of sorts in the late 1960s, albeit a short-lived one. The Farm, as it was known, was a social-studies experiment established by UC...
  • In Oklahoma City, re-imagined landmarks on the menu

    In Oklahoma City, re-imagined landmarks on the menu
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma traces its contemporary history to pioneers who populated the prairies. Now, new urban pioneers are repopulating the capital, Oklahoma City, as restaurateurs re-imagine landmark buildings and create new communities around...
  • Review: 'The Roving Party' by Rohan Wilson

    Review: 'The Roving Party' by Rohan Wilson
    The European discovery of Tasmania, that vast island about 150 miles off the coast of southern Australia, came relatively late. Abel Tasman, captain of a Dutch crew, who discovered the island, named it Van Diemen's Land for his patron, Anthony van Diemen....
  • Apps to keep the kids happy

    Apps to keep the kids happy
    In a car full of kids, electronics provide a welcome distraction for those not behind the wheel. They also can reduce clutter in the car. A technology-induced silence doesn't have to be a stupor, said Sue Thotz, a Chicago program manager with Common...
  • Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows

    Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows
    Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment. The broadest analysis...
  • Pollution, global warming pose risk to Galápagos Islands

    Pollution, global warming pose risk to Galápagos Islands
    Cavorting in the ocean with sociable seals is a stirring experience, and because of this, I don't know a traveler who doesn't have the Galápagos on his or her bucket list. Even though Charles Darwin's living laboratory is 600 miles from the nearest land...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Salt of the Earth'

    Wim Wenders' mastery of the documentary form is again on display in "The Salt of the Earth," a stunning visual ode to the photographer Sebastiao Salgado, co-directed by the shutterbug's docu-helmer son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. Long recognized as one of...