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  • Domesticated Chinese pigs' ancestory goes back at least 8,000 years

     
    Today's pigs in China have a pedigree dating back at least 8,000 years to some of the first domesticated swine, scientists say. The finding provides a more detailed picture about the history of animal husbandry and shows that pigs may......
  • Arts budget proposals: Slightly up for L.A. County, way down for L.A. City

     
    Here's the quick lowdown on the outlook for government arts funding in Los Angeles: It depends. If you're talking about L.A. County, the prospects are pretty good, given the circumstances. The 2010-11 budget proposed this week by William T Fujioka,......
  • Art that makes a public spectacle of itself

    Art that makes a public spectacle of itself
    A giant bulb atop the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood that goes on and off for no apparent reason. A letter denying a Mexican citizen a visa, plastered across the fa├žade of the Geffen Contemporary. A billboard on Fairfax advertising a used 1994...
  • Book review: 'Tablet & Pen,' edited by Reza Aslan

    Book review: 'Tablet & Pen,' edited by Reza Aslan
    Tablet & Pen Literary Landscapes From the Modern Middle East Edited by Reza Aslan W.W. Norton: 658 pp., $35 Of all the reasons why we read, the one that binds us most is empathy. Literature offers a means of imagining ourselves inside the other, of...
  • Nonfiction film: 'Hey, Boo' spotlights the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' sensation

    Nonfiction film: 'Hey, Boo' spotlights the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' sensation
    Harper Lee was working as an airline reservations agent in New York City, struggling to write a novel tentatively titled "Atticus," when a close friend gave her enough money to take time off and finish her book. Published in 1960 with an initial print run...
  • Patti Smith's memoir of a rock-poet

    Patti Smith's memoir of a rock-poet
    Nostalgia is never more suspect than when the person romantically harking back is too young to have experienced the era firsthand. But reading Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids," a tender recollection of her coming of age as a singer-songwriter alongside...
  • Cultural exchange: Radio 4 in Britain is evidence that the medium is as popular as ever

    Cultural exchange: Radio 4 in Britain is evidence that the medium is as popular as ever
    Editors' note: With this report, Sunday Calendar launches a new, weekly feature, "Cultural Exchange." In it, Times foreign correspondents will explore cultural and entertainment trends, developments, personalities and debates around the world. The...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Cultural Exchange: Israeli city reviving itself as an arts attraction

    Cultural Exchange: Israeli city reviving itself as an arts attraction
    Even residents of this sand-blown suburb — once known for crime and middle-class flight — used to joke that the best part of town was the road to neighboring Tel Aviv. Lately, however, traffic is moving in the opposite direction. With a dozen...
  • Retromania: Pop's past is taking over

    Retromania: Pop's past is taking over
    We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and reunion tours, tribute albums and box sets, anniversary festivals and live performances of classic albums: Each new year is better than the previous year for music...
  • Relativity Media deal opens film door to China

    Relativity Media deal opens film door to China
    Independent studio Relativity Media is jumping into the fast-growing Chinese film market with a deal that gives it a stake in a local production company and a means to release its own movies in the country. Relativity said Sunday evening that it was...