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  • Afternoon Awwwww: Baby gorilla

    Afternoon Awwwww: Baby gorilla
    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...
  • The GSA scandal and throwback civil service culture

    The GSA scandal and throwback civil service culture
    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...
  • In Uganda, family planning programs for women help save gorillas

    In Uganda, family planning programs for women help save gorillas
    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...
  • Gorilla trek [Journey to Rwanda]

     
    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......
  • 'Bad Penny,' 'Suddenly Last Summer,' 'Desert Sunrise' and 'Just Like White People'

    'Bad Penny,' 'Suddenly Last Summer,' 'Desert Sunrise' and 'Just Like White People'
    "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...
  • F. Clark Howell, 81; redefined anthropology

    F. Clark Howell, the UC Berkeley anthropologist who altered the landscape of his discipline irrevocably by adding a broad spectrum of modern sciences to the traditional "stones and bones" approach of the past, died March 10 at his home in Berkeley....
  • Best films for a vicarious voyage

    Best films for a vicarious voyage
    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...
  • Nick Cassavetes sues New Line: What's the real backstory?

     
    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......
  • 'Avatar' star Sigourney Weaver as queen of sci-fi: 'Outer space has been good to me' [UPDATED]

     
    "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......
  • Africa's wildlife running out of room

    Like any other park warden in Africa, Klaus-Jurgen Sucker had enemies, although maybe more than most. When it came to defending his park's endangered mountain gorillas, Sucker knocked heads hard. A strapping, 37-year-old German biologist, Sucker...