| Jul 20, 2011
Bucky Lasek, dressed like a typical skateboarder in a plaid button-up and khaki pants, is in disguise.
"I just grew this beard and mustache," said Lasek, pointing to his scruffy facial hair. "I think that's why people don't recognize me."
| Jun 14, 2011
Among the most painful chapters in modern Chinese history is Japan's 1937 invasion of Nanjing. Hundreds of thousands were killed, countless women were raped, and soldiers and civilians alike suffered unspeakable brutalities. So when Chinese writer-...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Boy, I hope President Obama comes out of his shell soon. He's been awfully quiet. Perhaps he's being introspective, Zen-like around the White House, talking to the portraits of past presidents. He's so quick to want to please his political opponents,...
| Feb 16, 2012
Tibetan Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala -- an intricate, mystical picture -- Feb. 26-March 2 at Florida Atlantic University.
Creating a "Compassion" mandala will be monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta, who have visited South...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 6:37 PM
Vibrantly colored banners and echoes of prayers filled the Neighborhood Congregational Church on Wednesday with the arrival of Tibetan monks and the start of Tibet Cultural Week.
Many parishioners fell into a meditative state as the Gaden Jangtse Tsawa...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:13 PM
When it comes to style, South Coast Plaza has it down from fine dining to luxury shopping to world-class beauty boutiques, concepts and salons. The shopping destination is now taking style to a new level as it kicks off South Coast Plaza Style, Friday...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:00 AM
This summer, the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, preached on the U.S. Capitol grounds to promote his 2011 world peace initiative and related quest to reconcile the world's great religions. I've always been fascinated by his very...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 1:02 PM
The fifth World Festival of Sacred Music is coming to Los Angeles, and Glendale is hosting part of the celebration of life-affirming performances.
Held every three years, the World Festival of Sacred Music was born 14 years ago, when founder Judy Mitorna...
| Oct 13, 2011
Is it possible to transform from a self-centered, immature, angry man into a more open, loving, communicative husband? For Mike Love, the author of "Confessions of a Recovering Stupid Male: Creating Loving Relationships That Will Last a Lifetime"...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:04 AM
El flautista puertorriqueño Néstor Torres es ampliamente conocido por su virtuosismo como intérprete del jazz latino.
Pero ahora se está abriendo camino en otra faceta, que tiene que ver con la gastronomía.
Torres es ahora "curador musical" en un...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:48 PM
By now, many people have seen the orange posters around town that say "No on Z." But what exactly is Measure Z? Measure Z proposes the elimination of a property tax that helps to fund the pensions of public employees.
Unfortunately for the city and...