| Apr 12, 2012
By now you've likely heard about the infamous Las Vegas convention bash during which federal civil servants at the General Services Administration indulged in various frivolities to the tune of $823,000 of your money. That conference featured, among other...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Kabatwa, a silverback mountain gorilla, carries her twins in the Virunga Mountains, just outside Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The babies were born in February. According to a 2010 census, the total number of mountain gorillas has increased by a...
| Jul 27, 2012
BUHOMA, Uganda — As a wildlife veterinarian for the Ugandan government, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka had dedicated her life to saving the mountain gorilla.
She soon realized that if these rare great apes were to survive, she would need to focus on a much...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Sue Horton, Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion editor of The Times, is in Rwanda on a two-week Gatekeeper Editor fact-finding trip organized by the International Reporting Project. She is chronicling her trip on the Opinion L.A. blog. We were outside the......
| Dec 9, 2009
| 9:33 PM
"AVATAR" COUNTDOWN: 10 DAYS You may have heard about a little film called "Avatar" that opens Dec. 18. We're counting down the days here at Hero Complex and today we bring you a conversation with Sigourney Weaver, arguably the greatest......
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:54 AM
Sometimes you have to wonder if Variety is in the business of reporting the news or just reporting as little of the news as possible. That would be my take-away from the trade paper's coverage of a nasty little lawsuit......
| Aug 8, 2008
"A bad penny always turns up" is a platitude that packs an unexpected existential punch, at least in the sardonic world of New York playwright Mac Wellman. In Wellman's Obie Award-winning short play, the titular "Bad Penny" opens a portal to the...
| Jan 22, 2008
Sometimes, when winter lingers in your bones, you probably wish you could get out of Dodge. You long to fly to distant places for great, soul-stirring adventures and palate-pleasing meals bursting with foreign flavors. But how can you travel without plane...