| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:04 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Fans of "Castle in the Sky" in Japan set a world record in August when they sent 143,199 tweets in a single second while watching a rerun of the 1986 anime classic on television.
The social media frenzy that took place thousands of...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A record 76 movies will vie for the 2014 foreign-language Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday, and the race looks to be wide open. Yet even as the narrowing-down to five final nominees has barely begun, the seemingly...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:09 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Soccer superstar Neymar is from Brazil and will play next season in Spain. But he also has a growing fan base in the Bolivian capital of La Paz.
According to government officials there, 20% of male newborns are being given the name Neymar....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The massive museum exhibition devoted to director Stanley Kubrick that recently ran for more than six months at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is opening this week in São Paulo, Brazil, and will be heading to Toronto next year.
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
SAO PAULO, Brazil — As shoppers and businessmen pass by the 13-story office tower, a middle-aged man peers through a hole in a thick metal door, pulling back a heavy steel rod to allow in only members of the Movement of Housing for All.
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:05 AM
He wades into crowds without hesitation, shaking hands and kissing babies. He cracks jokes and delivers unscripted remarks, to the occasional dismay of staffers scrambling to keep up.
Four months in office, Pope Francis is engaged in what seems like a...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Paul Yoon's "Snow Hunters" is a novel in which little happens — not, in many ways, unlike life. This is not meant as criticism: Some of the fiction that moves me most is that with the least overt action, in which the interior rather than the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:30 AM
LOCARNO, Switzerland — Modern-day film festivals are multiheaded beasts. Many tribes circulate within this increasingly crowded global ecosystem — filmmakers, critics, buyers, sellers, programmers, sponsors and, of course, the paying public...
| Sep 1, 2013
Re "King's true message," Opinion, Aug. 27
Martin Luther King Jr.'s real message, Jonah Goldberg writes, was not racial justice but colorblindness, a mantle that has been taken up by today's conservatives.
Let's just assume for the sake of argument...
| Sep 1, 2013
Re "A vision for a new era," Column One, Aug. 28
Bernardo Paz may think that his art installations in the Brazilian countryside are transformative, but the real transformations are wrought by his mining activities in the state of Minas Gerais. Those are...
| Sep 1, 2013
Re "Coalition asks Brown to halt fracking in California," Aug. 29
Gov. Jerry Brown implies that California needs the money fracking would provide as much as it needs environmental protection.
What California depends on is water. We all need water, and...