| 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,...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:38 AM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:14 PM
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...
| 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 20, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Whether you love whales, trees or indigenous people, few travel destinations seem to feel pristine. But for those who want to escape the tourist onslaught and shed the sense that you're about the only one on the planet who hasn't been to a particular...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Welcome to the end of the road. If you're going to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, it stops here, near the tip of a long, skinny peninsula about 100 miles south of Cancun. Scrub jungle encroaches on the village, fishermen wait for the opening of lobster...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:16 AM
Prize-winning author Ann Patchett ("Bel Canto," "Truth and Beauty," "The Magician's Assistant") once confessed that the single most important artistic influence on her work is "The Poseidon Adventure," the 1933 Paul Gallico potboiler that was made into...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 1:27 PM
In response to the letter, “No Native Americans, no need to bother,” really, Lee Brandt, why bother with “their” problems?
Have you ever been to a Southern California pow-wow? If you have, you would know that there are many...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 6:01 PM
Waves of refugees arrive daily to Kenya, some having walked weeks through unforgiving desert with virtually no possessions, and yet local relief workers report optimism among the millions threatened by the historic famine and drought spreading through the...
| Oct 23, 2012
Russell Means, who gained international notoriety as one of the leaders of the 71-day armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973 and continued to be an outspoken champion of American Indian rights after launching a career as an actor in...