| Mar 28, 2010
My wife let me go to India on a cultural exchange program on one condition: Bring back plenty of presents.
True to my word, I arrived home in California after a month in Delhi feeling like Santa — my giant duffel bag full of sparkly bangle...
| Apr 18, 2010
Visitors to Kauai who venture beyond the beach may be rewarded with a few hours in a town where time has slowed, at a Hindu monastery high in the hills, a small museum chronicling the history of Kauai and a garden of the gods.
On a typical...
| Nov 20, 2008
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Heath Miller, 34, Palm Beach Gardens music teacher at Howell L. Watkins Middle School, is charged with sexual assault/sexual battery on a victim between ages 12 and 18 and lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim 12 to 16 years old. He...
| Jan 27, 2010
Paul Theroux's contribution to the revival of contemporary travel writing is so seminal that casual readers may be inclined to forget that most of his rather astonishingly prodigious output has been literary fiction.
"A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta" is...
| Sep 7, 2010
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Position: Youth volunteer at the temple, a member of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) association of Hindu temples and other institutions
Education: Graduated from Deerfield Beach High School, heading...
| Oct 7, 2010
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public life this week published a short, 15-question religion quiz. The quiz is a shorter version of the "3,412 sampled adults who were asked these and other questions in the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey." The poll was...
| Jun 2, 2010
The bride was from Orlando. The groom was from Milwaukee. The elephant was from South Florida.
Before several hundred guests and a few stray tourists, Mahesh Narayanaswamy and Radha Mehta were married Sunday in an opulent, traditional Hindu ceremony at...
| Jul 4, 2010
Deep Blue Home
An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 256 pp., $24
Julia Whitty has a way of observing nature that is not self-referential. She writes with humor, reverence, true curiosity and an unfettered...
| Jul 1, 2010
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The Laguna Beach campus of Mission Hospital celebrated its first anniversary on Thursday with a blessing ceremony for the crosses that will be installed on the exterior of the tower.
"May they continue to provide, as they have done throughout the ages,...
| Jul 11, 2010
Turn Left at the Trojan Horse
A Would-Be Hero's American Odyssey
Citadel Press/Kensington: 308 pp., $14.95 paper
This is how a quest should be done: You bundle up everything you know. You take stock of who you are and who you aren't. You...
| Feb 4, 2010
Iconoclastic filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, hot off earning Oscar nominations Tuesday for best director and original screenplay for "Inglourious Basterds," will discuss his career with Variety critic Todd McCarthy on Monday at the American Cinematheque's...