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Los Angeles TimesOur waiter was staring at us in disbelief. Finally, he leaned forward and, ever so politely, asked my husband to repeat himself. Although we had just ordered three appetizers, a soup and two main courses (we did eat every bite), my husband was, indeed,...
-------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Dance tours: An information box accompanying a March 21 Travel section article on Los Angeles-based dance troupes that take trips overseas said airfare was not included in the Bahia travel program of Los Angeles-...
Reporting from Bissau, Guinea-BissauAs a senior police official, Edmundo Mendes' job is to arrest the South American cocaine traffickers who use his troubled West African country, with its starry array of remote islands, as a transit point for drug shipments bound for Europe. It hasn't been...
"Fufu Land!" blares the sign over Veronica's Kitchen, a newly minted Nigerian place at the back of a mini-mall on busy Sherman Way in Van Nuys. Fufu is West Africa's staff of life. And like rice in Asia or bread in Europe, the doughy starch balls come in...
Brand XRemember that time you went to prison? Piper Kerman remembers her stay! Her adorable name belies a history of involvement in a West African heroin ring, and after serving nearly 15 months in a Connecticut prison, she recounts her hoosegow stint in the...
In the display tanks of Aqua Forest Aquarium, there is no neon gravel, no miniature plastic castles, no sunken treasure boxes sprinkled with glitter. Instead, owners and brothers George and Steven Lo have created natural replicas of miniature underwater...
Greetings from a war zone that's not Iraq. And not Afghanistan either. I'm checking in from West Africa, where I've been working with women in three neighboring countries, all recently torn apart by civil wars: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast....
TÊTE-À-TÊTE: JIMMY SMITS If it seems Jimmy Smits has been in our living rooms for the best part of 20 years, its because he has. With iconic roles on L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, Cane and a recent stint on Showtimes Dexter, this actor has...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn "The African Book of Names," a new work compiled by Askhari Hodari, there are more than 5,000 names deriving from 37 nations and more than 70 ethno-linguistic groups. One thing that sets it apart from other name books is that it makes clear that it's...
Ten years ago, David Roussève found himself at risk of contracting "churning-it-out syndrome." A Los Angeles transplant, he worried that the kind of narrative-driven, deeply personal yet politically resonant dance-theater works that had brought him...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHE TRIBAL trend is one of the hottest this summer. The graphic prints and the bold dyes of the fabrics are popping up everywhere, but although most are mere knockoffs -- loomed, printed and dyed simply to look exotic -- a few are the real thing, and...
Mort Lovban will give an illustrated presentation on Dakar and Senegal titled "Gateway to West Africa." Where, when: Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Admission: Free Info: (310) 550-4761. travel@...
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