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The Spare Room A Novel Helen Garner Henry Holt: 192 pp., $22 When a friend shares that she has late-stage cancer, compassion is easy to come by. We feel the shock of the diagnosis. We grieve for what may be ahead. We jump into action, volunteering...
Tags: Cancer, Health, Hospitals and Clinics, Australia, Murder
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBefore a single frame of "Spider-Man 2" was shot, Sony Pictures Entertainment launched a global effort to protect its summer blockbuster from piracy. During production, daily film footage was locked overnight in vaults. When Sony conducted preview...
Tags: Malaysia, Asia, Sony Corp., Pakistan, Movies
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIN its time, the now-disbanded U.S. Comedy Arts Festival held every March in Aspen, Colo., earned a reputation as the launching pad for offbeat comedians. Each year, the lanes of the mountaintop sky village hummed with Hollywood agents, network executives...
Special to The TimesBarramundi Moon, Australia I thought I might die in Dampier Land. It wasn't just the saltwater crocodiles lurking in the mangrove creeks. It wasn't the black tip sharks patrolling the waters of King Sound. I could keep a wary eye on the 30-foot tides,...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, Fishing, Caves and Caverns, Rivers, Gaming
Special to The TimesWhen my children were little we traveled extensively. Living in Melbourne, Australia, and Tokyo for seven years gave us the opportunity for some glorious globe trotting. As we toured, traversed and trekked through Tahiti, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the...
VarietyWith the eyes of the Gotham theater industry focused on the current Tony race, you might not notice that in an under-the-radar Down Under locale, there's a big new stage show swinging into production. We're talking really big: More than a ton and 20 feet...
Channel Guide MagazineAustralian Open 2013 TV schedule on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel begins Jan. 13 with coverage from Melbourne Park. The first Grand Slam of the tennis calendar takes place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, as the world’s best tennis players head...
A recent article by a UC Irvine researcher argues that more of the water that normally runs off into storm drains should be repurposed and used to water plants and flush toilets. Lead author Stanley Grant said so-called graywater and wastewater from...
Tags: Droughts, Mountains, Environmental Issues, Landforms, John Wayne
Roger Alistair Bell, a University of Maryland professor of astronomy who specialized in the discovery of physical properties and compositions of stars, died July 1 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Dove House in Westminster. The Ashton...
Eugene “Gino” Verdon III, age 22, passed away May 31, 2012, in Melbourne, Australia. Tragically, he was another victim of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes. Gino went to bed in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 31 — healthy, happy and...
Premium Health News ServiceA brush with a pit viper is not a relaxing experience. These snakes are venomous, can grow to several meters long and will be on to you long before you know they're there, sensing your body heat with a pair of highly sensitive infrared-detecting organs...
Associated PressHOBART, Tasmania (AP) — Last March, I embarked on a mini-road trip around Tasmania, the island off the southeast corner of Australia that is about the size of West Virginia. Tassie, what Aussies affectionately call their smallest state, is a nature-...
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