January 26, 2011 |
It's been called the greatest literary show on Earth, a thinking person's carnival. The Jaipur Literature Festival, which wrapped up Tuesday, is India at its best, and occasionally not-so-best, proving that the proud emerging nation can easily trounce China in at least this category: the soft-power world of ideas, debate, criticism and a willingness to question authority. The festival is a five-day see-and-be-seen brain scrum featuring India's (and increasingly the world's) literati.
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June 30, 2009 |
Los Angeles Police Department detectives are trying to identify and interview "multiple doctors" who treated or prescribed medication to Michael Jackson going back years, a law enforcement source told The Times. Until now, much of the attention surrounding the pop icon's death has focused on Dr.
February 5, 2008 |
Some people think Sam Zell should reread his new employee handbook. During a meeting last week with Orlando Sentinel employees, the Tribune Co. chairman ended his answer to a photographer's questions about hard news coverage by directing a two-word obscenity at her. A video of the meeting made its way to YouTube and on Monday was on the media gossip website Gawker, which described Zell as a "salty billionaire."
May 18, 2004 |
The State Department, issuing its annual human rights report, acknowledged Monday that the U.S. military's prison scandal has raised legitimate questions about whether the United States can sit in judgment on other countries' moral records. In light of world outrage over abuses of Iraqi prisoners, it is reasonable to ask whether "Abu Ghraib robs us of our ability to talk about human rights abroad," said Lorne Craner, assistant secretary of State overseeing human rights.
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March 13, 2004 |
Two teenage girls missing since Feb. 20 have been tracked to several addresses and investigators do not believe they were abducted, a Santa Ana police spokesman said Friday. The families of Cristine Chacon and Gissela Flores, both 15, have complained that investigators are not doing enough to find the girls. But detectives are doing everything they can, Officer Mario Corona said. Chacon and Flores, freshmen at Santa Ana High School, went to school Feb. 20 but did not return home.
April 22, 2003 |
Clay Colt's voice turned soft, filled with nostalgia, as he remembered the day inspiration struck. It was Aug. 8, 1974, and Colt and Kate Donnelly happened to be on the Santa Cruz boardwalk when they heard that Richard Nixon was resigning as president. They celebrated by printing their first bumper sticker: "Jail to the Ex-Chief." That day, the couple launched an enterprise that would carry them into a new century of social activism.