| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:50 AM
Chinese authorities are offering up to 300,000 yuan ($50,000) for tips on terrorism activities in the Himalayan region of Tibet, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.
China's recent efforts to fight terrorism has largely involved the neighboring...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 1:54 PM
Producers Guild of America members broke bread (mostly Danish, to be precise) Saturday morning at a breakfast honoring the teams behind the 10 movies nominated this year for the guild's best picture award.
At a panel discussion immediately afterward,...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:05 AM
I suspected it would happen, just not as quickly as it did. Whenever acts of terror are committed in the name of Islam, there is generally a counter-attack from the enlightened, usually secular, but always "progressive," flank of society in which the...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Adherents of Tibetan Buddhism believe the Dalai Lama, the religion’s highest spiritual authority, has been reincarnated in an unbroken line for centuries. But the current Dalai Lama says he may be the last.
In an interview with the BBC this week,...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:05 PM
As a documentary, "Monk With a Camera: The Life and Journey of Nicholas Vreeland" is as unassuming as its subject. It seems to demand nothing as it goes about sketching out Vreeland's unusual religious and creative quest.
Directed by Guido Santi and...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Married filmmakers Guido Santi and Tina Mascara, whose documentary "Monk With a Camera: The Life and Journey of Nicholas Vreeland" opened Friday, needed a little spiritual intervention to convince their subject to have a movie made about his life....
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sean Lourdes had a meeting, and why not here, at one of the most lavish estates in Los Angeles — a 48,000-square-foot palace on the slopes of Bel-Air?
When his guest arrived in the mansion's circular driveway, the young philanthropist retreated...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:57 AM
Kindness and the power of forgiveness were among the biggest lessons that six Hartford students brought back from their recent school trip to South Africa — principles promptly put to the test upon their return to Hartford Public High School, they...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Reaching new common ground on trade and taking an intimate palace stroll, President Obama and his Chinese counterpart put a sunny gloss on U.S.-Chinese relations Tuesday and tried to downplay months of strains over cyber-espionage, political protests...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian campaigner against child trafficking and labor Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday....
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Nobel Peace Prize laureates who had planned to gather in Cape Town in mid-October to honor the late Nelson Mandela announced Thursday that they were canceling or relocating the summit in protest of the South African government's refusal to issue a visa...