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  • Running in circles

    By Ed Park * To take a page from last month's column: We learn from John Crowley's "Endless Things," the final book of his "Aegypt" cycle, that "Coleridge had written . . . that 'the common end of all narrative, nay of all poems, is to convert a...
  • Books that give kids a taste of other cultures

    Oh, you can groan when the preschooler in your life crawls into your lap and demands, "Read this one to me." But you know you love it. You know you love to watch them learn -- you can almost see the little mental gears turning (or, to use a more modern...
  • Little-known mafia is cocaine 'king'

    Europe is fast overtaking the U.S. as the leading destination for the world's cocaine, and a single Italian mafia is largely responsible. The 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate, a ruthless and mysterious network of 155 families born in the rough hills here in...
  • 'The Orphanage'

    'The Orphanage'
    A handful of kids play a game of "statues" in the misty garden of a grand, somewhat lugubrious house on Spain's northern coast. The house is a small orphanage run by nuns, and the little girl who's "it" is named Laura. She's about 7, clearly the leader of...
  • Learning a foreign language abroad

    BEIJING LANGUAGE AND CULTURE UNIVERSITY BLCU is a state-approved university in northwest Beijing that specializes in teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreign students. Short-term and degree programs are offered. Tuition for the 12-week...
  • 2005 Bodegas Valdesil 'Val de Sil' Godello Valdeorras

    Galicia, the Celtic region in the northwest corner of Spain, produces beguiling whites from the native Godello grape, which had almost disappeared until it was rediscovered in the 1970s. One of the best is Val de Sil from Bodegas Valdesil made from 100%...
  • Coca: It's Spanish for pizza

    Coca: It's Spanish for pizza
    "EXPECT the expected" is usually the best slogan when you're invited for brunch, but what a new friend had waiting on his kitchen counter a few Saturdays ago was not just a fresh idea. It could be the greatest thing since sliced pizza. My host, a...
  • 20 ways to take back the 20 percent our dollar lost to the Euro

    Editor's note: Meet Rick Steves when he presents his Budget European Travel Skills workshop this weekend at the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show, 9-10 Feb., 2008, at the Long Beach Convention Center. Just when I was getting used to the idea that...
  • Meltdown in your wineglass?

    THE "post-classic" era of winemaking is dawning, according to experts at the second Climate Change & Wine conference in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of last week. And it's going to be full of nasty surprises. What might "post-classic" wine be like?...
  • Southern California has its jamón ibérico

    Southern California has its jamón ibérico
    INTRICATELY marbled dark mahogany folds of ham, each with a generous edge of satiny cured fat, peel off the antique slicer at the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. This is jamón ibérico, the legendary dry-cured Spanish ham that until last December was...
  • Bar Pintxo: Near the beach, a bit of Spain

    Tell me, what food-loving traveler can visit San Sebastian in the Spanish Basque country and not fall head over heels for pintxos (pronounced "peenchos"), the local version of tapas? It happened to me. It's happened to countless other foodies...