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L.A. at HomeStinging nettle: It's usually seen as a weed, but stinging nettle is a favorite among some gardeners, who eat it like spinach or use it to make nettle tea, an organic bug spray....
Waves of refugees arrive daily to Kenya, some having walked weeks through unforgiving desert with virtually no possessions, and yet local relief workers report optimism among the millions threatened by the historic famine and drought spreading through the...
For the Community Arts CenterIn a world full of change, it seems one thing remains the same: If you want to be you, be you. Oftentimes, artists find themselves creating works within the “traditional” definitions of their art form, or conforming to societal pressures. This...
Tags: Chicago, Artists, Interior Policy, Maya Angelou, Culture
I enjoy the serenity of Descanso Gardens. I go there often and sit on the ground, usually in the oak forest. It puts me closer to the earth. I like to feel the decayed leaves and smell the ancient earth, whose remnants of humus and mold are products of...
My original intent in last week’s column was to try to capture the Zen of “The Garden Before the Gardens,” a festival this weekend sponsored by Descanso Gardens. I became enthralled in the history of the Tongva, the earliest...
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A UCLA student who spent part of his summer vacation fighting on the front lines in Libya is back in Los Angeles, and speaking out about his experience. 21-year-old Chris Jeon says that, when he heard that Libyans were fighting...
Perhaps you are right that peace negotiations based on Israel's pre-1967 boundaries, though perhaps arbitrary, are basically "what has to happen" to end the Israel-Palestine conflict ("Obama and the Arab Spring," May 19). But you should firmly tell our...
Q13 FOX News reporterIt was quite a gift: More than 150 years ago, Chief Seattle, head of the Duwamish Tribe, signed over land that is present day Seattle. Current leaders of the Duwamish tribe argue they were never given what was promised — recognition by the federal...
Tags: Treaties, Interior Policy, Politics
Special to the Los Angeles TimesMuch like the metal that comes from deep within Chile's mines, the national spice also has a copper hue. Within the last few years, merkén, made from ground smoked chiles, has moved from being solely a local curiosity to a tabletop mainstay in Chile and...
Special to Tribune NewspapersPrize-winning author Ann Patchett ("Bel Canto," "Truth and Beauty," "The Magician's Assistant") once confessed that the single most important artistic influence on her work is "The Poseidon Adventure," the 1933 Paul Gallico potboiler that was made into...
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