December 21, 2011 |
For most of his 76 years, the 14th Dalai Lama has been the spiritual light for followers of Tibetan Buddhism, his every word parsed for guidance to living a better, more fulfilling life. Awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, the Dalai Lama has been an outspoken advocate for compassion, meditation and religious tolerance. Now, as he steps down as leader of Tibet, the perpetually smiling monk in saffron and burgundy robes makes in "Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World" what some may regard as a heretical pronouncement: You don't need religion to lead a happy and ethical life.
November 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The primary runoff for a congressional seat in Alabama, seen as a bellwether in the Republican Party's civil war , closed Tuesday with establishment-backed Bradley Byrne overtaking conservative upstart Dean Young, officials said. Byrne, a former state senator and onetime candidate for governor, was backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, while Young had the support of tea party-aligned groups. Both Republicans are opposed to taxes and President Obama's healthcare law, and intent on reducing the scope of government.
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December 4, 2012
David Oliver Relin, a journalist who coauthored the celebrated but controversial book "Three Cups of Tea," has committed suicide in Oregon, authorities said. He was 49. Relin, who lived in Portland, died Nov. 15 in the Portland-area community of Corbett, Multnomah County Deputy Medical Examiner Tom Chappelle said Monday. He said Relin died of self-inflicted blunt-force head injuries. Relin's body was found along railroad tracks near the Columbia River, Multnomah County sheriff's officials told the Associated Press.
July 8, 2010 |
I was at a tea stall near my hotel here in Srinagar, along a strip of houseboats and slowly decaying hotels known as the Boulevard, when the police patrol pulled up Wednesday morning and ordered the tea-wallahs to close down for curfew. As the workers scrambled to comply, the lead officer, identified on his lapel as Mussafar Shah, and a subordinate started striking them on their backs and legs with four-foot wooden sticks known as lathis . I took out my cellphone — in reality, the camera wasn't switched on, but I hoped its presence would stem the beatings — identified myself as press and showed my Indian media card.
November 15, 2000
I thoroughly enjoyed Laura Calder's article on tea ("Crumpets, Tea & Co.," Nov. 1) and the other article on crumpets. I plan to try the recipes soon. I am a devoted reader of your section. Thank you for finally acknowledging those of us who choose to buck the trends and not participate in coffee madness. Though the tea article was very thorough in the tea-making process, it left one important thing out: Sources for good tea in L.A. I have been a tea drinker all my life, and am a recent transplant to Palos Verdes from Washington, D.C. I have been unable to find a place on this side of town (or anywhere in L.A., for that matter)
February 16, 1997
Regarding reader Jonathan Korejko's letter ("Time for Tea," Feb. 2) in reaction to your Lincoln, England, article [in which he urged Americans to drink tea while there], I'd bet that if you shook him awake in the middle of the night back in Lincoln and asked him what he drank while in the Los Angeles area for a family reunion, he'd answer "tea"--not our American coffee. So much for leaving your tea dependency at home, English duplicity and "when in Rome . . ." theories. BILL POWELL Toluca Lake
February 2, 1997
We were in the Los Angeles area for a family reunion and were delighted to see your article about Lincoln, England ("A Victorian Holiday," Dec. 15). You obviously got to know our city during your visit, and your report was well observed. We have but one criticism: Next time, leave your coffee dependency at home, and give your taste buds a holiday too! English tea is a marvelous beverage; light, warming and refreshing. Enjoyable at all times, tea is a must when you visit Lincoln.
April 18, 2012 |
SEATTLE -- Greg Mortenson's “Three Cups of Tea” purports to describe the Montana philanthropist's harrowing adventures in Pakistan that led him to launch a charity for building schools in the impoverished region. But did it really happen the way he said it did? And if not, are readers entitled to their money back? That was the subject of a federal court hearing Wednesday in Great Falls, Mont., where Mortenson and his publishers are seeking dismissal of a lawsuit that aims to obtain class-action relief for book-buyers allegedly defrauded by purported fabrications in the book and its sequel, “Stones into Schools.” The Montana attorney general already has completed an investigation into charges that Mortenson and the Bozeman-based Central Asia Institute he co-founded mishandled money donated to the popular charity, substantiating many of the financial allegations.
June 21, 2012 |
Starbucks Coffee Co. will continue expanding beyond its coffee-serving cafes with its first stand-alone tea shop. The store, which will operate under the company's Tazo brand, is scheduled to open in the fall in a Seattle shopping center across town from Starbucks' headquarters. It will feature a staff-run blending bar where customers can mix their own tea from more than 80 loose-leaf choices. They also will be able to choose among iced teas, tea lattes and full-leaf tea sachets.
April 24, 2010 |
The tea ladies come before the sun, lighting fires, shaking jars, spooning sugar. They hum and sing, lost women marked with tribal symbols, far from home. They sit and wait, kettles hissing in ember and ash, the great day beginning, rolling off the Nile like a damp, smothering cloth. Khadiga Salim takes a breath. She has hopped two buses and spent two hours traveling from the slums to downtown Khartoum. She's been here 16 years, since gunshots and cattle raiders chased her family from their farm in Darfur.