| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Ancient bricks, tile roofing and wood charcoal discovered beneath a Nepalese pilgrimage site are providing new evidence for the time of Buddha's birth, according to archaeologists.
In research published Monday in the journal Antiquity, scholars wrote...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — It was an extramarital affair that scandalized Kabul. It would also fuel a lifelong adventure and help create a legacy for Afghanistan.
Author Nancy Hatch Dupree, eightysomething, recently opened the Afghanistan Center at...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year.
The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
In the world of postmodern opera production, setting "Carmen" on a cruise ship or "La Bohème" on a submarine is no longer considered eccentric. Stage directors are paid to come up with concepts. And so for his Long Beach Opera production of Peter...
| Sep 15, 2013
Jenni Laidman rounds up three fiction audiobook worth checking out.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Gods and Gifts: Vatican Ethnological Collection," at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, may cover more ground than any exhibition seen in Southern California: Its 70-plus artifacts span 2 million years and hail from all six inhabited continents, plus...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:29 AM
Does the religion of Aaron Alexis really matter? Religion News Service reporters Cathy Lynn Crossman and Sarah Pulliam Baily write about whether Alexis being a Buddhist is relevant or not:
A killer Buddhist? It doesn’t seem to make theological...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
TOKYO -- Konnichiwa! Greetings from Japan, where I've been for nearly a week leading up to thelaunch of our latest international edition, HuffPost Japan.
Japan is an amazing place -- almost overwhelming in how singular and beautiful it is. And we are...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The World Economic Forum, held in Davos, Switzerland, each year, is typically associated with finding solutions to the big economic problems facing the world. So it was fascinating that the hottest topic at this year's conference was mindfulness -- with...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Every house is a reflection of its owner. Some owners are just a bit more complicated than others. Tim Tattu is still settling into his new house, designed by Los Angeles architect Tom Marble in the steep hills overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir. It is...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 7:27 PM
For hours, the meditation hall at Lu Mountain Temple in the south San Gabriel Valley hummed with muted chatter and camera shutter-clicks.
Around the room, glass display cases held translucent urns and miniature versions of dome-shaped Buddhist shrines,...