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Confucius recently received worldwide attention during the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Beijing. Now the philosopher and teacher, who lived from 551 to 479 BC, gets the spotlight in the exhibition "Confucius: Shaping Values Through Art" at...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterProposed: The Lexus LS600h L is the most complicated, most elaborate machine ever to take to four wheels. What "Ulysses" is to light reading and Confucianism is to the simple declarative sentence, this hybrid-powered limousine is nothing less than...
JEFFREY N. WASSERSTROM, a professor of history at UC Irvine, is the author of "China's Brave New World -- And Other Tales for Global Times," published this month.HISTORY HAS been trotted out recently by both domestic defenders and international critics of Chinese Communist Party rule. But while both groups have stressed the value of looking back roughly 70 years, they have drawn sharply different conclusions...
OLYMPIA- It's been found! The atheist sign that has caused national controversy has shown up at a Seattle radio station. KMPS officials hold up sign KMPS Radio personnel tell Q13 FOX News that someone entered their facility Friday morning and handed...
Zap2It.comOscar-nominated director Chen Kaige ("Farewell, My Concubine") admits that he's in somewhat unlikely terrain for his new film "The Promise." "Quite honestly, I wasn't a big fan of the martial arts, because when my generation was young, that kind of...
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Times Staff WriterIt's not the expected thing for a documentary on Turkish music to open with a quote from Confucius, but that is not the only fascinating surprise that "Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul" has to offer. The latest film by Fatih Akin, who...
Times Staff WriterOld men sit under shaded tables, speaking animatedly in Vietnamese. Statues adorn Westminster's Asian Garden Mall, where earthy smells waft from herb shops and young customers peruse designer goods. Here on Bolsa Avenue is the center of the exiled...
Tags: Euclid, Family, Homes, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Refugee
The Swampby Mark Silva Former President George W. Bush, who campaigned with a plea to "rally the armies of compassion,'' created an Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives that helped steer more than $2 billion a year in federal funds......
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Legions of followers swear by his advice. His disciples include CEOs, celebrity agents, sports coaches and TV mob boss Tony Soprano. Hollywood has turned his how-to book into a movie, and fans on the Internet parse his every word. Deepak Chopra? L. Ron...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe things that pass between serious writers and their editors usually are intensely private. Like any process involving genuine intimacy, literary editing presumes both parties' discretion. Its absence is what makes this week's unusual publishing event-...
Times Staff Writer"One dollar!" -- all accounted for. "Two dollar!" -- someone was missing. Our guide was doing a head count, as he did each time we reboarded our bus. The humor in his choice of metaphors was not lost on the group. As we traveled through China by bus...
Tribune staff reporterKENAI FJORDS AND KATMAI NATIONAL PARKS,Alaska--The travel counselor told me I could visit two huge national parks--Kenai Fjords and Katmai--on two consecutive days and still spend my evenings in Anchorage. "Easy," she said. "No problem." It seemed a...
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