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Special to the Los Angeles TimesIf language limitations have kept Asia off your destination list, smart-phone applications can help you overcome those barriers. Before you go abroad, try testing apps that use the Internet or GPS to determine how much data roaming they do. Adding an...
Tags: Japan, Networking, Cambodia, Asia, Taipei (Taiwan)
Pop & HissOn Friday night at the second of two sold-out shows that Arcade Fire played at the Shrine Auditorium, a group of anxious journalists and bloggers stood around a primitive-looking contraption called the Wilderness Machine. Beside them in the Shrine's...
Culture MonsterThe San Fernando Valley has an important new concert hall: the Valley Performing Arts Center on the campus of Cal State Northridge. Finally the Valley has a comfortable hall with clean, well-defined sound and easy parking to call its own.......
Culture Monster"Revok," one of Los Angeles' best known graffiti artists, arrested; protesters in Hong Kong take to the streets to demand the release of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei....
L.A. NOWThe rapture has so far failed to materialize as predicted by an Oakland-based evangelical broadcaster, who warned that each time zone would experience cataclysmic events Saturday at 6 p.m. In London, the dreaded hour came and went without incident, the......
L.A. Times Tech BlogApple has bumped up its shipment goals for the iPhone from 19 million units to 20- 21 million units during the first quarter of 2011, according to a report from the DigiTimes. Of those 20 to 21 million iPhones, about 5 to 6 million will be CDMA iPhones,...
All The RageIf you thought the first lady's fashion sense was mellowing out, think again. Michelle Obama chose a red petal print silk organza gown by Alexander McQueen to wear to Wednesday's state dinner for the *People's Republic of China at the......
All The RageVogue editor in chief Anna Wintour is a guest at tonight's state dinner at the White House for the *People's Republic of China. She seems a little informally dressed, no? First Lady Michelle Obama has accessorized her Alexander McQueen gown......
Warren Christopher dies at 85; Clinton secretary of State's quiet diplomacy was prized from Washington to L.A.Warren Christopher, the former secretary of State and eminence grise of the Democratic Party whose achievements in a wide-ranging public career include brokering the Bosnian peace agreement for the Clinton administration and leading an independent...
Huang Hua, a former translator for Mao Tse-tung who oversaw China's formation of diplomatic ties with the United States in 1979, died Wednesday in Beijing. He was 97. State broadcaster CCTV said Huang died of an undisclosed illness. Huang, who was named...
My grandmother never liked my name. Her eldest son, my father, had given me his name, though everyone knew that was taboo in Chinese tradition. So my grandmother insisted on calling me by the name she had given me: Lin Da. Last name first, in the Chinese...
Tags: Clams, Buddhism, Swine Flu, Hospitals and Clinics, Schools
James R. Lilley, a longtime CIA operative in Asia who served as ambassador to China during the Tiananmen Square crackdown and was regarded as one of the most pragmatic voices on the modern Sino-American relationship, has died. He was 81. Lilley died...
Tags: China, Politics, Asia, The Washington Post, Diplomacy
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