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Theater Critic"The Lady With All the Answers" -- the solo show about advice columnist Ann Landers, which opened Friday at Pasadena Playhouse -- tries to make a virtue out of innocuousness. A breezy encounter with the Midwestern bouffant of syndicated fame, the piece...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesVatican City Walk through the Vatican at night and you can hear your footsteps on the marble floors, echoing down the centuries, along corridors where great artists once trod, through the opulent apartments where popes plotted stratagems for power. On...
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Travel ColumnistIn South America, don't tell people you're from America. (They are, too.) In Asia, don't show anger over the region's growing economic clout. In Europe, don't eat with one hand under the table. In Muslim countries, don't express admiration for Danish...
Tags: Paraguay, Japan, The Pope, Travel, Trinidad and Tobago
Tribune criticAnn Landers read her readers' letters in the bathtub, banged out her columns on a typewriter, wrote right here in Chicago for anyone and everyone, and batted away any back-office meddlers with the roar of a lioness of the printed word. The late Tribune...
National Geographic Society Exploration Experience: The Heroic Exploits of the World's Greatest Explorers National Geographic, $50 All the great explorers, from Christopher Columbus and James Cook to John Cabot and Henry Hudson to David Livingstone...
Tags: Africa, Nazareth, Massachusetts, Science, Mexico
Reporting from Vatican City -- It's a labor of love, full of Christmas spirit and, this year, a hint of crosstown rivalry. Ever since Pope John Paul II initiated the tradition in 1982, the Vatican's Nativity scene has attracted thousands of Romans and...
Times Staff WriterOne-hour TV has been good to writer-director J.J. Abrams, good enough to get him the job of sustaining "Mission: Impossible," an action movie franchise that also began as one-hour TV. Is it any wonder that the Tom Cruise-starring "Mission: Impossible III"...
Sun National StaffAs soon as his name was read from a balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, Joseph Ratzinger was being considered a transitional pope because of his age - at 78, the oldest pontiff elected to lead the Roman Catholic Church in nearly three centuries. But when...
Tags: Munich (Germany), Arts, Defense, Italy, Arts and Culture
Religion EditorPope John Paul II, the world-traveling, working-class pontiff who stood up to the Soviet bloc and won the allegiance of tens of millions, died Saturday in Vatican City. He was 84. "We all feel like orphans this evening," Undersecretary of State Archbishop...
Sun Foreign StaffVATICAN CITY - St. Peter's Square yesterday was in many ways the portrait of an ideal spring day, sunny and warm and populated by hundreds of boisterous tourists. But that picture changed quickly. After Vatican officials went on television in the...
Tags: Vatican City, The Pope, Death, John Paul II, Christianity
Sun StaffVATICAN CITY - Tomorrow, 115 cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church will sequester themselves in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel for the beginning of the faith's most private and perhaps most important ritual, the election of a new pope. They will dress...
Tags: Referenda, Italy, Benedict XVI, The Pope, Travel
Sun StaffCardinal William H. Keeler, who is expected to be the first Baltimore archbishop in more than 100 years to participate in the ritualized process of selecting a pope, prayed for the ailing pontiff yesterday even as he prepared to clear his schedule for...
Tags: William H. Keeler, Rome (Italy), Islam, Vatican City, The Pope
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