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  • In Theory: Shunning the idea of an atheist-in-law

    A section of a recent Pew Center Research poll on political polarization and family life asked Americans how they would react if a member of their immediate family told them they were going to marry one of the following: an atheist, a gun owner, someone...
  • LACMA's lovely show on Korea in a time of transformation

     LACMA's lovely show on Korea in a time of transformation
    How remarkable that a simple piece of undecorated, fired white clay can be a riveting work of art. Yet there it is, beckoning quietly from a vitrine near the start of "Treasures From Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910." The large...
  • If Queen Elizabeth can birth an heir, why can't the Dalai Lama rebirth one?

    Recently, the revered and charismatic Dalai Lama told a German newspaper that there should be no more Dalai Lamas after his death. In other words, this 14th Dalai Lama, who is 79 (and has vowed to live to 113), says he will not be reincarnated as the 15th...
  • Lingering in Laos: Mind and spirit in harmony

    I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination. For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...
  • Vegging out

    Vegging out
    Anyone who has tried to travel while minding a serious diet probably has had to compromise. After being offered only risotto or pasta at several restaurants in Italy, a vegetarian friend ordered "steak and baked potato, but hold the steak" in self-...
  • Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection

    Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection
    NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to a close. It wasn't until my second visit, more than 20 years later on a...
  • Global Voices: Tibetan self-immolation soars with despair

    Global Voices: Tibetan self-immolation soars with despair
    “Fire in the Land of Snow,” a documentary examining the spreading phenomenon of self-immolation protests in Tibet, provides the latest troubling chapter in the history of a solitary population inhabiting the Himalayan highlands known as the...
  • Harold Ramis dies at 69; writer, director of successful film comedies

    When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words: "What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
  • Review: Monday Evening Concerts explores Beckett's 'Words and Music'

    Review: Monday Evening Concerts explores Beckett's 'Words and Music'
    Words and music are stuck with each other. Like it or not, they have to get along. Untrusting of only our ears, we attempt to understand music through words. Words, in song, challenge music to give them new consequence. And, in great writing, words...
  • Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it

    Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it
    BAGAN, Myanmar — Mr. Aye has a round, aged face and a wide, betel-nut-stained smile. Like many Burmese, he punctuates his speech with giggling, which can be alarming to a Westerner. "Just three years ago, hehehe," he says, "if I'd been seen...
  • Buddhist monk gets 15 years for sexual assault

    Buddhist monk gets 15 years for sexual assault
    A Buddhist monk has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting and impregnating a teenage girl at a west suburban Buddhist temple, officials said. Camnong Boa-Ubol, 62, pled guilty to one count of aggravated...