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  • Yuca, A Sacred Staple Of Latin American Cuisine

    Yuca, A Sacred Staple Of Latin American Cuisine
    It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca). Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...
  • France's obligation to Africa

    France's obligation to Africa
    For food, fashion and fast trains, few labels are more sought after, and rightly so, than "Made in France." But when it comes to the making and unmaking of empires, not so much. Take the case of the Central African Republic. Three weeks ago, as bloody...
  • Vallejo district recommends changing school's Apache mascot

    A Northern California school district is recommending that its main high school’s Apache mascot be changed. The Apache, adopted decades ago, has long been a sensitive issue for Vallejo High School, and altering it has been raised several times...
  • Controversial Apache mascot dropped by Northern California school

    Controversial Apache mascot dropped by Northern California school
    A Northern California school district on Wednesday decided to drop its controversial Apache mascot. The Apache, adopted decades ago, has long been a sensitive issue for Vallejo High School, and altering it has been raised several times over the years, ...
  • The season of excess begins

    The season of excess begins
    Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it's starting earlier every year. A potlatch was a festival of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest during which the host...
  • In Theory: Should schools be a party to religious charities?

    Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues. East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
  • W.A. Sarmiento dies at 91; architect redesigned banks for modern era

    With their soaring pillars, immense bronze doors and dimly lit interiors, banks used to make small depositors feel even smaller – but at least they believed their money would be safe. By the 1950s, though, banks were eager for a friendlier image...
  • Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska wins Cervantes Prize

    Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska wins Cervantes Prize
    The author and journalist Elena Poniatowska, who gained fame in Mexico for her chronicles of social injustice and government repression, is this year’s winner of the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary prize in the Spanish...
  • New Mexico: Albuquerque to host the Gathering of Nations

    New Mexico: Albuquerque to host the Gathering of Nations
    An array of cultural experiences awaits visitors to Albuquerque later this month during the Gathering of Nations. The gathering, billed as the world’s largest assembly of indigenous peoples, will welcome tens of thousands of members from more than...
  • Anne Sweeney, founder of group to help refugees

    Anne Sweeney, founder of group to help refugees
    Anne Sweeney doesn't shy away from a challenge. "There are over 600,000 refugees in Kenya and over 100,000 refugees in Nairobi," says Sweeney, 35, executive director and co-founder of Heshima Kenya, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect...
  • Save the whales, 2014

     Save the whales, 2014
    It was well known for many years that Japan's "scientific whaling" program was a sham, designed to get around the international moratorium on hunting whales. Almost no research on the animals came from Japanese scientists; instead, whale meat kept showing...