| Mar 15, 2010
| 4:35 PM
In a ham-handed attempt to exert its power, the International Skating Union has threatened Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette of Canada with loss of eligibility if she skates an exhibition tribute to her mother during a made-for-TV competition...
| Feb 24, 2008
Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop
This central Arizona fest, now in its 14th year, has a roster of 130 films and includes appearances by Helen Hunt, who makes her directorial debut with "Then She Found Me"; actor Diane Ladd; director...
| Mar 30, 2008
Admiral Adama arrived at the door with blood on his hands. "I'm sorry, I don't think you want me to shake," actor Edward James Olmos said, presenting his red palms. With his world-weary eyes and the stained cuffs of his military coat, he looked like...
| May 22, 2009
Arthur Erickson, the prominent Canadian architect who designed the campus of Simon Fraser University, Robson Square in Vancouver and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, and whose work on the California Plaza towers in downtown Los Angeles nearly proved...
| Oct 1, 2008
Chinese soprano Liping Zhang has built a career out of playing submissive, self-negating heroines in the operas "Madame Butterfly" and "Turandot," both by Giacomo Puccini.
In person, however, Zhang in many ways represents the polar opposite of the...
| Jan 27, 2008
San Diego Mardi Gras
It's telling that no still or video cameras are allowed at the San Diego Fat Tuesday frenzy. The crowd gets wild with live music on 10 stages, go-go dancing and street performers, beads and boas, plus two Incredible...
| Jun 20, 2008
VANCOUVER, Canada -- British Columbia's coroner's office is calling the discovery of a sixth floating human foot a hoax, saying it was really an animal paw stuffed inside a running shoe.
At first, the discovery Wednesday deepened the mystery...
| Jul 20, 2008
THERE'S show business, and then there's snow business. Andrés Dominguez gets to dabble in both. The Chile-born, Canada-raised Dominguez spent 14 years as a sawmill and prop mill engineer before "I just got bored," he says. In 1991, a friend helped him...
| Feb 21, 2010
During a lull on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, it hit me. A group of Canadian backpackers was chatting with the Belgian conductor, and inevitably the subject of Canada's southern neighbor arose.
The predictable sighs about American foreign policy were...
| Mar 24, 2005
At some point early in his new life in Canada, Don Gayton stopped being "Don Gayton the draft dodger" and became simply Don Gayton. It was no magical moment, no grand transfiguration.
It was, he says, "a matter of moving on."
Life had turned...