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  • Critic's Pick: 'Kon-Tiki' stays true to a legendary adventure

     Critic's Pick: 'Kon-Tiki' stays true to a legendary adventure
    There's a big, raw-boned appeal to "Kon-Tiki," the Norwegian film based on its native son explorer Thor Heyerdahl and the 100-plus days he and a crew of six spent on a balsa wood raft crossing the Pacific to prove a point. Carried by currents from Peru to...
  • In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

    In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword
    FORT CHIPEWYAN, Canada — In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." Here in Alberta, the Athabasca River slices through forests of spruce and birch before spilling into a vast freshwater delta and Lake...
  • Junipero Serra, California's founding father

     Junipero Serra, California's founding father
    Many powerful Californians have left their mark on the state. But I'd argue that the most lasting legacy, for better and for worse, belongs to a controversial man of the cloth born 300 years ago this year: Father Junipero Serra. The trail of missions he...
  • 3 resorts deliver eco-cozy

    3 resorts deliver eco-cozy
    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...
  • Surf's up at UCI exhibit

    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...
  • Arizona spring training ballpark 'bringing baseball back home' to Indian land

    Arizona spring training ballpark 'bringing baseball back home' to Indian land
    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...
  • In pursuit of the Yucatan Peninsula's gray ghosts

    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...
  • Rx for peace: First return America's own occupied territories

    Perhaps you are right that peace negotiations based on Israel's pre-1967 boundaries, though perhaps arbitrary, are basically "what has to happen" to end the Israel-Palestine conflict ("Obama and the Arab Spring," May 19). But you should firmly tell our...
  • Run! Cheetah Hunt open at Busch Gardens

    Run! Cheetah Hunt open at Busch Gardens
    The newest roller coaster in Florida isn't a ferocious, man-eating tiger — but it's no pussycat either. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Cheetah Hunt, which debuted last week, carries some of its namesake's qualities in the form of speedy bursts and...
  • Education Matters: Let Cambodia teach us a lesson

    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
  • Time to do right by Maryland's indigenous peoples

    It's fitting that onMartin Luther King Jr. Day, Maryland's Piscataway Indians were recognized as a legitimate Native American tribe by Gov.Martin O'Malley("For Md. Piscataways, vindication at last," Jan. 17). If there is one group deserving support, it...