CULTURE PEARLS : Tibetan Monks Turn Healing Toward O.C. BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, Benjamin Epstein is a free-lance writer who frequently contributes to The Times Orange County Edition. This column is one in an occasional series of looks at ethnic arts and culture in and around Orange County.
Bombs Bursting in Air . . . Don't Say 'Fire' JIM WASHBURN, Jim Washburn is a free-lance writer who contributes regularly to The Times Orange County Edition. T. Jefferson Parker's column resumes in this spot next week. and
The Hollywood Years BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Hansen's "Southeast Asian Cooking" (Fisher Books) was named Best Cookbook of 1992 by the Publisher's Marketing Assn. at the recent American Booksellers Convention
American Sweets : Fabulous Fakes TODD WILBUR, Wilbur is a free-lance writer in Emmaus, Pa. He is the author of "Top-Secret Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods" (Plume)
Old Ways Fail to Define New Role for Science MICHAEL SCHRAGE, Michael Schrage is a writer, consultant and research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He writes this column independently for The Times