Column | Jan 17, 2011
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Column | Apr 23, 2011For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia philanthropy; that he's an anthropologist with a Rhodes scholarship and two research tours in the Amazon on his resume. The British playwright Christopher Hampton used Brecher's field notes for his play "Savages." He landed in Los Angeles as a theatrical "anthropologist in residence" -- a.k.a. associate artistic director -- at the Mark Taper Forum, exploring the then-uncharted territory of local subjects and underserved audiences.
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Story | Dec 14, 2011 | 4:37 PM
Archaeologists in Mexico say they have found a ceremonial offering that may have been used nearly 2,000 years ago to consecrate the Pyramid of the Sun before its construction