| Jun 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Something about the summer in Armenia this year is different. Even the locals feel it. Something feels a little strange, a little odd and quite different. It's hot. Not just "normal" hot, but unbearably dry, you-can't-even-move hot.
The sun has...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: To understand why Central American countries are in their current state, we would have to go back centuries and study the colonial subjugation of indigenous peoples there. ("A U.S. immigration solution: Fix Central America," Op-Ed, Aug. 5)...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Music enthusiasts and fans of "big canvas" performances should expect nothing less from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's opening night performance this September.
Audience members will hear four arrangements from LACO as it ushers in the start of a...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Architect Kurt Meyer not only designed numerous commercial buildings in Los Angeles noted for their Mid-Century style, he was also a champion of saving the city's architectural treasures. But at first, the Swiss-born Meyer wanted nothing to do with L.A....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:44 AM
The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
| Aug 24, 2014
| 12:56 AM
A fish doesn't jump in Tlingit, the native language of indigenous people of Southeast Alaska.
It performs a feat no word in English can adequately express. The verb in Tlingit captures the instant when a fish breaks the surface, the sequence of sounds...
| Jun 26, 2014
An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. How Wrong You Are allows visitors to match wits against the public and the......
| Jun 18, 2014
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:11 PM
MIAMI — The most important thing to remember as you make your way through "A Tres Bandas," a traveling exhibit that this month made its U.S. debut at the Centro Cultural Espanol (Spanish Cultural Center) Miami, is that red is code for Africa, blue...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:52 PM
Hers is a story of solitude at sea for months on end, with only the raw power of nature to break the silence.
She's rowed thousands of miles and survived countless ocean-borne perils, from dehydration to 20-foot waves threatening to capsize her 23-...