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Culture MonsterEven before the economic collapse of 2008, architects -- and young architects in particular -- had turned away from designing splashy new icons and toward anti-poverty projects, disaster relief and other kinds of community-minded work. Now that...
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Tags: Australia, Madagascar, Brunei, Palau, Central African Republic
ReutersGerms living in the gut may cause higher rates of allergies, chronic stomach upsets and even obesity among children living in rich countries, researchers reported. They compared intestinal bacteria between children in Europe and the West African...
Joe Robinson is the author of "Work to Live."IT WAS A GREAT YEAR for labor — if you worked at a call center in India, made your living as a CEO or sold real estate to big-box stores. But deep in Cubicle Nation, the average American worker remained on a fast track to the Industrial Revolution,...
Jackie Bell of Anaheim likes to travel off the beaten path, so she went far afield, to Burkina Faso and Timbuktu, Mali, for her 70th birthday. On a side trip to Mali's Dogon country, she was treated to a dance by villagers. "The masks are incredible," she...
Tags: Dance, Entertainment, Nikon Corp, Travel, Mali
Special to The Los Angeles TimesParis It was a cement-gray Paris morning when we got off the Métro at Alma-Marceau on our way to visit the Musée du Quai Branly, the newest museum in a city teeming with them. After 11 years and more than $290 million, this showcase for the indigenous...
Ten years ago, David Roussève found himself at risk of contracting "churning-it-out syndrome." A Los Angeles transplant, he worried that the kind of narrative-driven, deeply personal yet politically resonant dance-theater works that had brought him...
WILLIAM EASTERLY is a professor of economics at New York University, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of "The White Man's Burden: How the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest HaveJUST WHEN IT SEEMED that Western images of Africa could not get any weirder, the July 2007 special Africa issue of Vanity Fair was published, complete with a feature article on "Madonna's Malawi." At the same time, the memoirs of an African child...
Tags: United Nations, Television, Entertainment, Death, Famines
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHE TRIBAL trend is one of the hottest this summer. The graphic prints and the bold dyes of the fabrics are popping up everywhere, but although most are mere knockoffs -- loomed, printed and dyed simply to look exotic -- a few are the real thing, and...
Music CriticOn my way to the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood Thursday night for a rare local appearance by Lukas Ligeti, I stopped by Amoeba Music to pick up his new solo CD, "Afrikan Machinery." It was temporarily out of stock. A good sign, I thought. This is...
Tags: Western Africa, Entertainment, Education, Gaming, New York
Anger over high food prices has sparked protests in several countries. Surging food prices have posed a particular risk to poor economies. Here are some details of recent price rise protests and disturbances: * BURKINA FASO - Unions called a general...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA few weeks ago, a retired American intelligence officer was asked over lunch about the availability on the black market of portable shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles, which government officials fear terrorists might use against civilian...
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