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  • Cult vs. religion: what's the difference?

    Cult vs. religion: what's the difference?
    A pastor supporting Rick Perry calls Mormonism a "cult." Is that untrue? Well, what's the difference between a "cult" and a "religion"? Not easy to say. Many people think they know the difference when they see it. Scientology and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon'...
  • Contributing to the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

    Contributing to the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan
    Bhutan? Just telling people I was coming to Bhutan evoked wonder. Some extolled it as "the true Shangri-La" and the home of "pure Buddhism," incredible trekking, pristine environments, authentic culture and Gross National Happiness, or GNH — the...
  • 15 hotels to stay in before you die

    15 hotels to stay in before you die
    Whether it's balanced on the rim of a volcano or made of crystallized salt, the right hotel can provide you with a good year's worth of bragging material. These are the kinds of places you have to go at least once, if only to say you have. The best...
  • Movie review: 'Shaolin'

    Movie review: 'Shaolin'
    "Shaolin," with its feuding warlords and fighting monks in '20s era China, is a sprawling popcorn blast of action kept spinning with crazy cool kung fu, tons of fake spurting blood (I think everyone had a packet clinched in their teeth) and slacker...
  • Briefly In The News

    Fundraiser nets $7,000 for mammal center The Pacific Marine Mammal Center raised $7,000 at its Martini Madness fundraiser at the Madison Square Garden Café on Saturday. There were 175 people at the fundraiser lending support to the center and helping it...
  • Occult Bookstore

    Occult Bookstore
    The Occult Bookstore has been offering guidance and books in alternative approaches to spirituality and self-healing since 1917, according to the store's website. It stocks titles on topics such as homeopathy, Zen Buddhism and old Hermetic magic. Though...
  • On face value, Hahn-Bin delivers a new experience

    On face value, Hahn-Bin delivers a new experience
    A tuxedo seems like the one sartorial item that Hahn-Bin might not wear when this 24-year-old violinist appears for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. This hotshot performer...
  • Martin Sheen "nourished" by narrating Dalai Lama's book

    Martin Sheen "nourished" by narrating Dalai Lama's book
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For more than 40 years actor Martin Sheen has inhabited complex characters from the troubled Capt. Willard in the Vietnam film "Apocalypse Now" to U.S. President Josiah Bartlet on the hit TV drama "The West Wing." But for one of...
  • Robert Lawrence Balzer dies at 99: L.A. Times wine writer

    Robert Lawrence Balzer dies at 99: L.A. Times wine writer
    Robert Lawrence Balzer, a wine critic and educator who wrote an influential column in The Times for three decades during a career that stretched from the post-Prohibition era through the explosion of the California wine industry he championed, has died....
  • Book review: 'Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest' by Wade Davis

    Book review: 'Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest' by Wade Davis
    On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp set at 23,000 feet on Mt. Everest. They were George Mallory, who, at 37, was already one of the world's most accomplished climbers, and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine, a 22-year-old Oxford graduate with little...
  • Book review: 'Beyond Religion' by the Dalai Lama

    Book review: 'Beyond Religion' by the Dalai Lama
    For most of his 76 years, the 14th Dalai Lama has been the spiritual light for followers of Tibetan Buddhism, his every word parsed for guidance to living a better, more fulfilling life. Awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, the Dalai Lama has been an...