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Whimsy? Satire? Superheroes? An exhibit opening Thursday at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena looks at how Pakistani artists are vibrantly re-imagining the venerable genre of South Asian miniature painting. From roughly the 16th to 19th centuries,...
Tags: Arts, Arts and Culture, Painting, Pakistan
"Arts of Ancient Viet Nam," the most ambitious exhibition of Vietnamese art yet to appear in the United States, is a show about meetings. In room after room, magnificent objects on display tell a story about people -- how we encounter one another and...
Tags: Politics, China, Culture, Hinduism, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
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 have been tamed in...
L.A. at HomeVisitors to the Dwell on Design show this weekend in Los Angeles have come to expect modern home furnishings, outdoor furniture and home tours showcasing contemporary architecture. This year, one of the intriguing special exhibitions is "Asia Now:...
L.A. UnleashedBEIJING â Performing animals in Chinese zoos and parks are often trained using abusive practices, including routine beatings, and are housed in inadequate shelters, according to a report by a Hong Kong-based animal welfare group released Monday. Bears...
L.A. UnleashedDOHA, Qatar â Aggressive lobbying from Asian nations led by Japan killed all efforts to protect marine species at a U.N. meeting, leaving environmentalists fuming Thursday that efforts to conserve bluefin tuna and sharks were undermined by commercial...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe pace of human evolution has been increasing at a stunning rate since our ancestors began spreading through Europe, Asia and Africa 40,000 years ago, quickening to 100 times historical levels after agriculture became widespread, according to a study...
Walter Russell Mead is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author, most recently, of "Power, Terror, Peace and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk."With North Korea inching toward returning to talks over its nuclear weapons, the U.S. is using the tension over Pyongyang to lay the foundation of a new strategic design in the Far East. It begins with Japan. The combination of North Korea's nuclear...
Tags: Politics, Diplomacy, Riots, Government, Taiwan
DAN TURNER is a Times editorial writer.BETTER RED than dead. That's what I figured when I stopped by a Gap store the day after Project Red's Oct. 13 U.S. launch to pick up a T-shirt and, incidentally, save the world. Project Red, the brainchild of U2 frontman Bono and Santa Monica City...
Tags: Malaria, U2 (music group), Death, Tuberculosis, Africa
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhile governments and some relief agencies seemed stymied in their efforts to rush aid to cyclone-battered Myanmar, two tour companies that have staff and offices in the Asian nation have turned into aid givers. Marilyn Staff, president of Boulder, Colo....
Tags: Health, Hospitals and Clinics, Burma, Death, Vehicles
Special to The TimesThe driver tossed our bags into the trunk of a white Ambassador cab and pressed his palms together. "Welcome to India, sir. Is this your wife?" "No, she's my mother." Mom giggled; neither of us was sure whether the driver's motivation was flattery...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLonging for an out-of-country excursion but feeling a little poor because you have only dollars in your pocket? Relax. Even with the fast-eroding value of the dollar against other currencies, you still can find international destinations where your buck...
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