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Times Staff WriterThe world's most wondrous wonder is actually the computer. Millions of people from across the globe joined in what was essentially a huge publicity stunt, voting via the Internet to choose a new list of the Seven Wonders of the World, announced Saturday....
Times Movie CriticNear the beginning of Fatih Akin’s captivating “The Edge of Heaven,” a lonely widower (Tuncel Kurtiz) trolls Bremen, Germany's red-light district before settling on a middle-aged prostitute called Jessie (Nursel Köse). Kurtiz's Ali is...
Special to The TimesSPICE-INFUSED and presented with several sauces, the iskender kebabat Sako's Mediterranean Cuisine, a Turkish restaurant in Reseda, sent me straight back to Istanbul's vibrant Beyoglu district, where the aroma of meat-scented smoke wafts through ancient...
Tags: Dining and Drinking, Tomatoes, Appetizers, Salads, Restaurants
Special to The TimesThe Turkish government cautioned Thursday that it alone would decide whether to launch a major assault into northern Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels, striking a defiant note as a high-ranking Iraqi delegation arrived in Ankara and U.S. ambassador to Iraq...
The Byzantine Empire fell in 1453. But you wouldn't know it in Russia, where Vladimir V. Putin has been behaving as though the 15th century never ended, as though he is the direct descendant of the Byzantine kings and Moscow remains the "Third Rome" it...
Tags: Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, Politics, Political Systems, China
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe book cost $2 million at auction, but large sections are unreadable. Some of its 348 pages are torn or missing and others are covered with sprawling purple patches of mildew. Sooty edges and water stains indicate a close escape from a fire. "This...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIT'S A quiet Sunday morning in this city of cacophonous ambition. Construction has yet to hit a deafening pitch, and traffic is still moving. But, as the temperature rises, all sorts of art activity bubbles up in the historic Bastakiya district, a low-...
Special to The TimesKurdish separatists said Monday that they would stop their cross-border attacks on Turkish forces if the Ankara government dropped its threats to launch an offensive on their remote mountain enclaves in Iraqi Kurdistan. Turkey, stung by a weekend raid by...
Tags: Landforms, Defense, Politics, Crimes, Jalal Talabani
We've had plenty of cause for celebration lately that we are not bound by Article 301 of the Turkish penal code (which specifies a six-month-to-three year prison sentence for insulting "being a Turk, the Republic or Turkish Grand National Assembly") or...
Tags: Defense, Chestnuts, Politics, Crimes, United Kingdom
Times Staff WriterYou may have a cool job. You may even have a cool title—say, something along the lines of "dessert czar." But I submit that no one has a more rapturous job title than Bill Weber, who is the head of something called the Interplanetary Network...
Nature in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Art in a deep Polish salt mine. A friendly Wisconsin town. A hike with views of the Tasmanian coast. Readers have spanned the globe and discovered adventure, history and in many places, peace. Here are some of their...
Tags: Landforms, England, Bodies of Water, Caves and Caverns, Colombia
Special to The TimesOnce they've hit the big time, opera stars have often used their platforms to explore and promote their national heritages. Enrico Caruso belted Neapolitan songs, Jussi Björling sang Swedish songs, Jessye Norman performed spirituals, Plácido Domingo...
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