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Times Staff WriterI 'VE got a thousand miles behind me and three thousand to go. I've got a dashboard tan. Hammer down. Radar love. It's the middle of the night in the middle of the Atacama Desert, along a stretch of haunted ground called the Pampa del Indio Muerto. I...
This week's Dust-up has treated the Secure Fence Act, immigration economics, amnesty and workplace immigration raids. In today's final installment, Jacoby and Krikorian consider the politics of immigration. Giving the people what they don't want By...
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Today, Hickam and Simberg watch the moon and the Red Planet for signs of human life. Yesterday, they assessed national space ambitions and NASA's role in achieving them. Later this week, they'll talk about the Mars mission, evolution in space, post-...
Tags: Space Programs, Death, Steroids, Elections, Satellite Technology
Wildwood A Journey Through Trees Roger Deakin Free Press: 392 pp., $26.95 Can someone tell me why old-fashioned naturalists write so beautifully and present-day environmentalists write so badly? Deakin's writing, in this and his previous book,...
Tags: Forestry and Timber, England, Politics, Photography, Death
Special to The TimesIN AN act that provoked worldwide outrage, the fundamentalist Taliban rulers of Afghanistan in March 2001 destroyed the monumental statues of Buddha that had been carved into the rock cliffs of Bamiyan 1,600 years ago. The shocking destruction was not...
The Associated PressCecil Stoughton, the White House photographer who shot the historic image of Lyndon Johnson taking the oath of office as president after John F. Kennedy was assassinated, has died. He was 88. Stoughton died Monday evening at his home on Merritt Island,...
In recent years, the notion that the world, if not flat, is rapidly flattening as a result of the forces of globalization has gained currency to the point of becoming a platitude. So mobile, so interconnected, so integrated is this new world that historic...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFor those of us at home in the West, literary regionalism has always been a curious matter: When we hear that so-and-so is, for instance, a Southern writer, it is presumed that we grasp a timeless sensibility as distinct to the letters of the region as...
Decoding the Heavens A 2,000-Year-Old Computer -- and the Century-Long Search to Discover Its Secrets Jo Marchant Da Capo: 328 pp., $25 A friend and I can't discuss archaeology without arguing over the greatest wonder of the ancient world. Is it the...
Times Staff WriterWe are obsessed with real estate and always have been. For more than 125 years, Southern Californians have bought it, sold it, graded it, changed it, planted it, built on it, dreamed on it, torn it down and started all over again. We have pushed ourselves...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHaving toiled in machine shops during World War II and worked for decades in other manual jobs, 84-year-old Mary Kubancik felt entitled to live out her years in a pleasant mobile home park in Sylmar. Instead, the frail Kubancik is preparing to move out...
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