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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Artificial Wilderness' Photography Exhibition at the Wadsworth Resonates Far and Wide

    'Artificial Wilderness' Photography Exhibition at the Wadsworth Resonates Far and Wide
    The photographer Edward Burtynsky demands your full attention. The only way to give him his due is to see his work exactly as it appears in "Artificial Wilderness," an exhibition on view through Jan. 4, 2014, at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Though 13 other...
  • 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...