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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTwo bombs that killed at least 26 people, including 11 United Nations workers, in the Algerian capital on Tuesday were orchestrated by a resurgent Al Qaeda-linked group seeking to overthrow North African governments, Algerian authorities said. Al Qaeda...
Louis Prima and Keely Smith are struggling to save a marriage. If their relationship goes down in flames, so too might their lucrative lounge act. They have joined forces to become a Las Vegas sensation, but the emotions they tunefully profess in front of...
Tags: Academy Awards, Cher, Music Theater, Theater, Entertainment
Bloomberg NewsAs the putt-putt of motorbikes eclipses the clip-clop of donkey hooves, tourist guide Sayid Abu-Seif has decided that development in Siwa, his oasis home in western Egypt, is moving too far, too fast. "It used to be quiet here," said Abu-Seif, 27. "You...
Tags: Heads of State, Hosni Mubarak, Vehicles, Armed Forces, Egypt
Movie executives routinely refuse to talk about their agreements to insert consumer products into films in exchange for hefty fees from advertisers, although they insist that commercial interests never take priority over artistic integrity. But with...
Tags: Jeep, Automotive Equipment, Daimler AG, Vehicles, Clive Cussler
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn Hollywood it pays to have connections, even if you are the son of former Disney Chairman Michael Eisner. Stories of back-lot feuding, deceitful negotiations and high-strung egos are all part of a drama unfolding in the wood-paneled Los Angeles...
'Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara' Where: Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 3:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays Price: $55 to $65 Contact: (310) 208-5454
David W. Scott, an artist and art historian who served as founding director of the National Museum of American Art, played a key role in expanding the National Gallery of Art and shepherded the Corcoran Gallery of Art through a difficult time after a...
Times Staff WriterThe line between ambition and madness is a fine one, often separated only by the fickle veneer of success. It's a twilight zone at the core of many of director Werner Herzog's films over the years, including "Grizzly Man," his documentary that opens...
Lonely PlanetThe rugged Eastern High Atlas region of Morocco is beautiful but heartbreakingly poor and miles from anywhere. The region is near the center of the country, lying in the no man's land between north and south. The nearest population center is Midelt, a...
Tags: Casablanca (Morocco), Morocco, Finance, Family, Health
Times Staff WriterSOMEONE must have rubbed a brass lamp and let a genie out of a bottle. That's the only conclusion I can draw, given the changes to Marrakech since my last visit a decade ago. In those days, the low, burnt-umber-colored city on the Haouz Plain in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCan the Las Vegas Monorail double down to avoid going bust? Three years after beginning operations, the four-mile, $650-million private rail line that stretches from behind the MGM Grand to the Sahara hotel-casino is attracting about 22,285 riders a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFrederic Arnold never met Julio Cortazar, but they would have appreciated each other's work. Arnold is a French public servant, a quiet, compact engineer who wears black and an air of patient resignation. He oversees the National Center for Highway...
Tags: Spain, Trips and Vacations, Family, Bastille Day, Suicide
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