| Nov 20, 2011
Cambodia might not rank among the world's brewery or beer garden capitals, but change is coming.
From its setting on the banks of the Tonle Sap river, Kingdom Breweries, Phnom Penh's newest boutique producer, opened in October 2010, is gearing up to give...
| Sep 16, 2011
New to the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration hospital in 1962, Dr. Ilse Lowenstam realized that many patients were checking out of the residence-care program she oversaw — and in to nearby bars.
"We didn't have a real program for alcoholics,...
| Sep 14, 2008
Seventy years ago in Munich -- on Sept. 30, 1938 -- the British prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, signed a document that allowed Nazi Germany to seize control of the Sudetenland, a large chunk of western Czechoslovakia heavily populated by ethnic...
| Aug 28, 2008
Today's question: How far east should NATO expand? Should the United States concede Russian dominance over the Caucasus in exchange for admitting, say, Ukraine into NATO? Previously, Moynihan and Meier discussed Russia’s membership in G-8 and...
| Apr 15, 2008
Jonathan Petropoulos, a scholar-sleuth noted for helping to return art looted by the Nazis to its proper owners, has resigned his post as director of Claremont McKenna College's Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights -- the...
| Apr 17, 2008
If an artist makes art intended to function outside the confines of an art museum, does it make sense for an art museum to present a retrospective exhibition of that artist's work?
That's the peculiar question encountered at the Geffen Contemporary at...
| May 18, 2008
Steven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
| Jul 27, 2008
The Count of Concord
Dalkey Archive Press: 478 pp., $15.95 paper
Students of the American Revolution know Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, as an American royalist spy. Historians of science will tell you he co-founded the...
| Oct 2, 2009
Gen. Nicolae Plesita, a die-hard communist and ruthless chief of the Securitate secret police who arranged shelter in Romania for terrorist Carlos the Jackal and was tried for the bombing of Radio Free Europe, has died.
He was 80.
Plesita died Monday in...
| Nov 22, 2009
"Kandinsky," the big exhibition of 95 oil paintings made between 1902 and 1942 by the visionary pioneer of abstraction, Vasily Kandinsky, is a show that looks like it was made expressly for the spiral ramp of the Guggenheim Museum. That's because in a...
| Apr 8, 2009
Cees Nooteboom, now 75, is one of the two Dutch writers -- along with his slightly older contemporary, Harry Mulisch -- whose name always turns up on those mysterious annual short lists of Nobel Prize contenders so beloved of European literary...