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  • Romance goes with the flow: Tubs with a view

    Romance goes with the flow: Tubs with a view
    There's nothing lovelier than getting into a bath and staying there as long as you like. And when that tub has a soul-soaring view, well, heaven. Here are some of the world's finest tubs with a tableau worthy of an amorous splurge. Post Ranch Inn, Big...
  • Mata Ortiz, Mexico: Travel info

    THE BEST WAY TO MATA ORTIZ, MEXICO Train and bus from L.A. are the best options for getting to Mata Ortiz. From L.A.'s Union Station, take Amtrak to San Diego's Santa Fe Depot. Walk across the street to the San Diego Trolley's America Plaza Station...
  • Your Scene: Fabled Austria

    Your Scene: Fabled Austria
    Larry White photographed this fairy tale-like scene during a trip to Hallstatt, Austria, in October. He and his girlfriend, Christine Cyran, visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site to celebrate her birthday, and stayed at the Pension Sarstein, near the...
  • The charms of Old Quito, Ecuador

     The charms of Old Quito, Ecuador
    QUITO, Ecuador — "Not long ago, we wouldn't think of coming to this area," Dominic Hamilton tells me as we stand on a street corner in Quito's historic area at 1 a.m. "It was horribly seedy. And dangerous." Hamilton is a Brit who, after having...
  • Hopi masks auctioned in Paris amid outrage and legal objections

    Hopi masks auctioned in Paris amid outrage and legal objections
    This post has been corrected. See below for details. The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers – and anger and emotional cries from...
  • Uruguay: Coastal reveries, away from it all

    Uruguay: Coastal reveries, away from it all
    COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay — Straddling the crest of a sand dune, my back to the Atlantic Ocean, I watched a Uruguayan boy net fish in a river lagoon. He waded through the chest-high water, dragging behind him the reflection of the setting sun....
  • PASSINGS: Billy Costello

    PASSINGS: Billy Costello
    Billy Costello Former WBC light welterweight boxing champ Billy Costello, 55, a former WBC light welterweight boxing champion who won his first 30 professional fights, died of lung cancer Wednesday at a hospital in his hometown of Kingston, N.Y., said...
  • Jorge Semprun dies at 87; writer chronicled his experiences in Buchenwald

    Jorge Semprun dies at 87; writer chronicled his experiences in Buchenwald
    Jorge Semprun, a writer and politician who chronicled his experiences in the Nazis' Buchenwald death camp, struggled against dictatorship in his native Spain and later became that country's culture minister, has died. He was 87. Semprun died Tuesday in...
  • PASSINGS: Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, Elaine Stewart

    PASSINGS: Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, Elaine Stewart
    Christiane Desroches Noblecourt Pioneering Egyptologist saved antiquities from Aswan flooding Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, 97, a pioneering French Egyptologist who helped salvage Nubia's vaunted antiquities from flooding caused by the construction...
  • PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack

    PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack
    Margaret Tyzack British actress on stage, screen and television Margaret Tyzack, 79, a British actress perhaps best known to American audiences for her roles in the acclaimed BBC television series "The Forsyte Saga" and "I, Claudius," died Saturday in...
  • French chefs get back to the nation's rich culinary roots

    French chefs get back to the nation's rich culinary roots
    In France, food is an art. Even UNESCO seems to agree, having named French gastronomy part of the world's "intangible cultural heritage" last year. Yet unlike other cultural contributors, great French chefs, the artists of the business, say they suffer...