| Nov 9, 2012
As far the Communist Party is concerned, Tibet is the happiest place in China and dissatisfaction is stirred up by outside agitators. So pronounced Tibet’s top delegates at the 18th Communist Party congress, which is convening this week in Beijing....
| May 1, 2011
The Chicken Chronicles
(The New Press: 208 pp.,$21.95)
You pick up the book and you enter the slow, dazy world of the writer and her chickens. You put the book down to get something to eat and the spell is loosened. You think, "Chickens?...
| Jul 10, 2011
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...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 2:28 PM
If you want to be happy, elect your boss, take a break from your mobile phone and give to charity — that's the advice from a new global movement for happiness whose members include the Dalai Lama.
Action for Happiness was co-founded by Richard...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 7:57 AM
Travis Newbill will celebrate the release of Iron Rabbit tonight at The Bubble.
Travis Newbill lives like an artist-monk in The Bubble, the Fort Lauderdale event space and art gallery operated by long-time local promoters Garo Gallo and Yvonne...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 1:23 PM
During the winter break from high school, Tsering Kyi would spend her days tending the yak and sheep, always taking a book with her out to pasture. One of the few literate members of her family, bilingual in Chinese and Tibetan, her ambitions went far...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Martín Del Valle, un niño argentino de 5 años quien sufre de insuficiencia renal, hizo realidad su sueño de conocer a Juan Román Riquelme, su futbolista favorito del Boca Juniors.
Juan Carlos Resinos, un hispano residente en Nueva York, hizo posible...
| Mar 24, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — No matter how I searched, the Wi-Fi wasn't there. No television either. Even my phone, struggling toward two bars, conspired against modernity.
But that's what you pay for at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 8:35 AM
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:39 PM
IRVINE — It all started when someone asked Kelly Smith what she would do if she had a magic wand to change the world.
Her answer — to help kids learn and realize what's special about them — sparked a dream that blossomed into the Center...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:38 PM
Every few years, we all end up at the DMV, the great leveler, where ethnicity, income or community standing is inconsequential. In a recent visit, amid a crowd of every age and personal background, I was struck by how similar we all are — both in...