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Dr. Leonard Shlain, the San Francisco surgeon who was a pioneer in the use of laparoscopic surgery and later wrote three best-selling books combining anthropology, science and art, died May 11 in San Francisco. He was 71 and had been battling brain cancer...
Times Staff WriterMEXICO Copper Canyon, by rail and sea SAIL to Copper Canyon by way of the Gulf of California. Passengers will spend 10 nights aboard Holland America's Ryndam and one day traveling by train through the Sierra Madre canyon. Departures are Nov. 7 and...
GETTING THERE: From LAX to Rome, connecting service (change of plane) is available on KLM, Lufthansa, Delta, British Airways, Air France, Swiss, US Airways and Continental. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $568. Leonardo da Vinci International...
Special to The TimesWe didn't take long to RSVP when friends who are renovating a 200-year-old farmhouse near La Rochelle invited us to visit in August. "It'll be good for the children's sense of history," said my French wife, Claudie, a college professor. I readily agreed,...
Special to The TimesI'd like to show you our favorite souvenir from our trip to this city, but my wife and I ate it. It wasn't biscotti, chocolate or delicious Montasio cheese. It was a lemon. Udine is in Friuli, which is shorthand for Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a region...
It is 260 steps up from the entrance of the massive St. Isaac's Cathedral in the heart of St. Petersburg to the colonnade that encircles the base of the dome. I climbed slowly and counted. It was winter, and the stone staircase was slick with ice,...
Rick Steves' EuropeFor many travelers, a visit to one of the great treasure-chest museums -- Paris' Louvre, London's British Museum, Rome's Vatican -- is the highlight of a European trip. But sometimes a march through endless galleries dense with other tourists can be a...
Tags: Rome (Italy), Artists, Europe, Museums, Travel
Hartford Courant“Divine Rivalry,” which had its world premiere at Hartford Stage two years ago, is having a future life, now co-written by Michael Kramer and D.S. Moynihan. (Kramer, a noted journalist, was the solo author when the play was produced in...
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Here are some more summer music notes for you to consider. Descanso Gardens is presenting its summer music series on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. called “Music on the Main.” The series features some of the Southland's best jazz artists. The...
Cultivating Life by Sean ConwayAnyone with school-aged children knows that soon after their child's first blissful week at home ends, boredom begins to set in. The dreaded "I'm bored" or "There's nothing to do" is the parental equivalent of nails on a chalkboard. Projects that can...
PASADENA — With due deference to Ferraris, cappuccinos and pizza, the city of Pasadena embraced one of Italy’s most famous exports Tuesday morning at city hall. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and fellow city dignitaries joined Italian Consul...
Tags: Tour de France, Cycling, Eddy Merckx, Politics, Government
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