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  • Controversy marks start to Myanmar's first census in three decades

    Controversy marks start to Myanmar's first census in three decades
    TAUNGGYI, Myanmar — Wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with the national census logo, Tin Naing counted off the ethnic groups living in just one section of this regional capital in eastern Myanmar. “Bamar, Shan, Pa’o, Intha —...
  • In time of drought, turning to Native traditions to plead for rain

     In time of drought, turning to Native traditions to plead for rain
    SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif. — The woman in line at the bank said she had already sold all her cattle and was now selling her land. It was one too many tales of drought hardship for Laynee Reyna, also known as She Who Makes Things Happen — a...
  • In a first for the Senate, the Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer

    In a first for the Senate, the Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer
    WASHINGTON--The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, delivered the opening invocation in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, praying "to Buddha and all" and suggesting that purity of thought will guide humanity's actions. In his saffron robe,...
  • Before bitcoin uproar, Dorian Satoshi Nakamato was a civic activist

    Before bitcoin uproar, Dorian Satoshi Nakamato was a civic activist
    As people continue to debate the claim by Newsweek that Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, 64, of Temple City is the creator of bitcoin, he has been often depicted as a private, seldom-seen man. But far from being a recluse, Nakamoto is somewhat of a civic...
  • Spring arts 2014: Art

    Spring arts 2014: Art
    MARCH 28-AUG. 25 'In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas' Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum is well-known for having the most impressive collection of European Old Master and early Modern paintings in Los Angeles. Less familiar is the museum'...
  • Irish, Japanese musicians 'forge a new path'

    Irish, Japanese musicians 'forge a new path'
    It is very difficult to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in Japanese. "There is no direct Japanese word for St. Patrick's Day," one scholarly Japanese friend tells me. "However, there are a number of written languages in Japanese, and one of these is...
  • Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69

    Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69
    Harold Ramis not only may be the most successful comedy writer-director that Chicago has produced, but some wouldn't even confine that statement to Chicago. “Harold was clearly the most successful comedy writer-director of all time,” said...
  • Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite opposition of China

    WASHINGTON – President Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House on Friday, casting aside familiar objections from China in favor of a private conversation on human rights with the Tibetan spiritual leader. The meeting was the third White...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway

    Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway
    Also appended, Stephen Breyer's concurring dissent. As I do from time to time, I generated a plain-text version of this opinion for ease of cutting, pasting and reading, and attempted to insert extra reader-friendly paragraph breaks. For the whole...
  • Mary Zimmerman, theater director

    Mary Zimmerman, theater director
    When it comes to creating stories on the stage, Mary Zimmerman is a master. But the Tony Award-winning director is very specific about the tales she chooses to tell. "One thing I really like is to try to stage the impossible," says Zimmerman, 53,...
  • In China, a park warns citizens away from cults

    In China, a park warns citizens away from cults
    Along the banks of the Ou River in this coastal Chinese city is a pleasant if ordinary green space that would hardly merit much attention except for the striking sign out front: Anti-Cult Theme Park. “Worship Science,” suggests a message...