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  • Pau Gasol connects with ailing kids at St. Jude hospital in Memphis

    Pau Gasol connects with ailing kids at St. Jude hospital in Memphis
    While in Memphis on Tuesday to play the Grizzlies, Pau Gasol joined his brother Marc for a visit to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Lakers forward/center has a long relationship with St. Jude, dating back to his days with the Grizzlies (2001-...
  • Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve

     Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve
    My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he was paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury. During trips to places in the United States and abroad, he spoke with many people who, like him, had to find ways to navigate daily life...
  • Engaging with North Korea

    Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
  • Truancy is just a symptom

     Truancy is just a symptom
    He was 15 years old but looked 12, a reedy, pale little guy with a mop of dark hair. When he stood in front of the class to tell his story, he was so nervous you could see his skinny legs trembling under his khakis. The drama class assignment was to...
  • Polio's war foothold

    Polio's war foothold
    Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
  • Pau Gasol: NBA 'a tough business' for a nice guy

    Pau Gasol: NBA 'a tough business' for a nice guy
    Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol has had an up-and-down season, recently playing through an ankle sprain that limited his mobility. "I felt better the last two games," Gasol said in a phone interview with The Times.  "More effective, more explosive."...
  • Pau Gasol moved by the plight of Syrian refugees in Iraq

    Lakers forward Pau Gasol was moved by his recent trip to Dohuk, Iraq, to visit with Syrian refugees. "Most of the people didn't know who I was.  They didn't know what I do," Gasol told The Times on Friday via telephone from Spain.  "They saw someone...
  • Pau Gasol holds 'no grudges' against Lakers, still rehabbing knees

    Pau Gasol holds 'no grudges' against Lakers, still rehabbing knees
    After a difficult season, Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol is looking forward to a new start this fall with the Lakers sans Dwight Howard. "I understood and understand it was a difficult situation for a lot of people, to make things work,"  Gasol said...
  • Pau Gasol raising money for Philippines; visits L.A. kids' hospital

    Lakers forward-center Pau Gasol is raising money to help children who are suffering after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. "I am helping UNICEF raise money for their efforts on the ground," writes Gasol on crowdrise.com.  "I am pledging $1,000...
  • Joel Brinkley: India's neglected generation

    Talk about India always begins with recognition that it's one of Asia's rising powers, a state with a fast-growing economy and burgeoning political influence on the world stage. But a closer look shows a dark underbelly that portends a sad time ahead....
  • Go Away With ... Lang Lang

    Go Away With ... Lang Lang
    Born in China, classical pianist Lang Lang splits his time between New York City and Beijing -- when he's not touring, that is. The 30-year-old musician travels about nine months each year for his concerts, his work with the United Nations Children's Fund...