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Look to China and the Middle East for new Fairmont hotel projects; both are in the forefront of a development boom launched by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which plans to develop more than 20 new properties in the next few years in several new destinations....
The protests that roiled Anaheim this summer had no regular home base, no Zuccotti Park or Tahrir Square. Instead, demonstrators angry over a series of shootings by Anaheim police marched on several days along Harbor Boulevard and a handful of other...
Finally, a commemoration I can get behind: On Feb. 5, at Town Hall in Manhattan, the New York Review of Books will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an event featuring, among other contributors, Joan Didion, Michael Chabon and Daniel Mendelsohn. The...
Tags: Culture, Authors, Newspaper and Magazine, Book, Ceremonies
Lady Gaga and famed photographer Terry Richardson are teaming up to make a documentary about her life and the making of her forthcoming album "Artpop," she said in a Christmas tweet. [Styleite] Also busy tweeting over Christmas was Jessica Simpson,...
Universities across the nation have offered courses on hip-hop culture for several years, but the University of Arizona has decided to take its program further, adding the subject as as a concentration in its Africana Studies minor program. The...
-------------------- The World Until Yesterday What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? Jared Diamond Viking: 500 pp., $36 -------------------- A number of years ago, I found myself at a dinner party with Jared Diamond, the UCLA geography...
L.A. NOWNewhall Ranch Project: Environmentalists and cultural heritage preservationists are claiming victory in the decision of a Los Angeles Superior Court to order the California Department of Fish and Game to redo pertinent studies connected to the proposed...
She seemed embarrassed to tell me that she's voting for Mitt Romney, as if the admission might suggest that she'd been hiding racist leanings during our long friendship. Four years ago, she voted for Barack Obama and made sure then that I knew it. She...
Tags: Mitt Romney, White House, Elections, Racism, Colin Powell
-------------------- Reinventing Bach Paul Elie Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 498 pp., $30.00 -------------------- Halfway through reading Paul Elie's "Reinventing Bach," I suddenly got dizzy. An earthquake? All-purpose angst? Or could it be that Bach...
World NowWhat’s more irresistible to China's propaganda machine than an American reporter in a red hard hat? An American reporter in a Peking opera costume. These were among the hard journalistic lessons learned on a weekend bus tour arranged by the media...
Joyce D. Miller, who rose from an assembly line job to the top ranks of American labor as the first woman on the AFL-CIO executive council, died June 30 in Washington. She was 84. The cause was a stroke, said her daughter, Rebecca Miller. Miller was...
LA Times MagazineShe's selling out concerts and inspiring fervent devotion, but Japan’s Hatsune Miku is virtually a star...
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