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Unbroken: Laura Hillenbrand’s Story of Survival

Sunday, August 5th, 2012
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As a child, Louie Zamperini was a whirlwind. The son of Italian immigrants, he was born in Olean, New York, but grew up in Torrance,

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Kimono—Things to Wear that Are Works of Art

Sunday, March 25th, 2012
by on Living Around

The Japanese word “kimono” means “thing to wear.” Yet vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and creative stitching transform these traditional pieces of clothing into works of

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Robert Crais Tackles Human Trafficking in Taken

Sunday, February 26th, 2012
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Human trafficking has been identified as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It’s easy to see why. Trading vulnerable human beings for the

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Women of Fukushima Against Nukes

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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A MAN’S PLACE IS OUTSIDE THE HOUSE, A WOMAN’S PLACE IS WITHIN (Japanese proverb) When I was living in southern Japan 30 years ago, even

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COBU at the Fringe Festival—Stomping Girl Power

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
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If there was a performance that combines Memoirs of A Geisha, Spice Girls, and Stomp on a Can, COBU would be it. The action packed

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Zentan—Pan Asian Perfection

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Zentan—the very name evokes mystery, adventure, an opportunity to experience the truly unique. Here, lights are low, and expectations are high. After all, this is

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Modern Times—Vienna 1900:
Style and Identity at the Neue Galerie

Sunday, March 27th, 2011
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In the wake of Habsburgian decline, art in Vienna entered a new phase widely known as Vienna Modernism, as the city emerged as a focal

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Ovando: The Art of Floral Design

Friday, March 25th, 2011
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On the first day of spring at a New York florist, amidst the wet snow and chill you might expect to see clouds of bright

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