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  • 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

    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...
  • Eccentrics, dreamers and seekers flock to Crestone, Colo.

    Eccentrics, dreamers and seekers flock to Crestone, Colo.
    For thousands of years, the high, arid San Luis Valley has spawned tales of the strange and the fantastic. Native Americans called it the Bloodless Valley, setting aside their weapons as they made vision quests up sacred Blanca Peak, the great sentinel...
  • Bookmarks: 'American Veda' by Philip Goldberg

    Bookmarks: 'American Veda' by Philip Goldberg
    Long before the Fab Four embraced the East, there were the Fab Three — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Philip Goldberg's "American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation — How Indian Spirituality...
  • 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: 'Fire Monks' by Colleen Morton Busch

    Book review: 'Fire Monks' by Colleen Morton Busch
    In the summer of 2008, a wildfire burning in California's Los Padres National Forest swept down on Tassajara Hot Springs, a historic resort not far from Big Sur that was home to the first Zen Buddhist monastery in North America. Little stood in the way...
  • Buddhism in the Midwest

     Buddhism in the Midwest
    Inside the main hall of the Drepung Gomang Institute, gilded statues of Buddha and brilliantly colored images of fierce deities adorn the altar. As the smell of incense wafts through the air, a Tibetan monk chants a sutra, his low tones weaving a...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Kathmandu

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Kathmandu
    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is an ancient town dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples, a riot of color and dust with clogged streets where stray cows and dogs vie for rotting leftovers beside swanky malls. The city is ringed by...
  • A healthy dose of American history

    A healthy dose of American history
    Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.) No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
  • Swooping in to help Laos

    Swooping in to help Laos
    It's the fourth zip line that spills the surprise. Confident now, I leap off the platform to feel the cable bounce heavily, then snap taut under my weight. Gravity takes over, shooting me through a tunnel of blurring foliage until the whirr of the pulley-...