| Jun 1, 2012
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A pilgrimage to Martinique finds cane consummated as a heavenly spirit made from freshly pressed sugarcane wine...
| Apr 25, 2012
Ernest "Chick" Callenbach, a film scholar and environmentalist who created a cult favorite in "Ecotopia," a 1975 novel that predicted with uncanny accuracy a world where recycling is commonplace, food is locally grown and energy comes from the sun, died...
| Jan 27, 2013
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Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the...
| Aug 23, 2011
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Poet Samuel Menashe died in New York Monday at the age of 85....
| Apr 26, 2011
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Five activists are in detention and under investigation for posing a threat to state security as the broad crackdown on dissidents in the UAE continues. It's long been assumed that the authoritarian United Arab Emirates' oil riches would protect it......
| May 3, 2011
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Human rights advocates decried what they called a “crackdown on civil society” in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday after authorities replaced the leadership of the country's teachers association, a well-established group that had called for...
| Mar 19, 2010
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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Friday named Ahmed Tayeb as the new head of Al Azhar, Sunni Islam's most influential institution, which includes a university and a research center. Tayeb has presided over Al Azhar's university since 2003 and will........
| Jul 11, 2010
The Man Who Wrote 'Lord of the Flies': A Life
Free Press: 574 pp., $32.50
William Golding, the writer, has been a subject for study: reviews and critical essays, a bibliography and more than 100 books about the books....
| Aug 1, 2010
If clothes can tell a story, the mix of dresses, jewelry, boots, buttons, lace and beading at the West Hollywood boutique Clothespin add up to a novel of epic proportions.
First, there are the never-worn vintage fabrics from the 1940s, cut in 18...
| Oct 21, 2010
What do coastlines, clouds, cauliflower and the stock market have in common?
Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot may not have conceived the question, but he provided an answer — one that was compelling in its originality and startling in its usefulness...
| Jun 28, 2011
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...