| Jul 18, 2013
The last month hasn't been a good one for religious tolerance.
As Egypt teetered on the edge of chaos following the military's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, unknown assailants killed a Coptic Christian priest in Sinai and Muslim extremists...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Lo Hsing Han
Ex-drug kingpin and business tycoon
Lo Hsing Han, 80, a former drug kingpin and business tycoon once dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" by the U.S. government, died Saturday at his home in Myanmar's main city of Yangon. The cause was not...
| Aug 9, 2013
The relationship between the White House and the government of Myanmar has been steadily improving. President Obama went there in November; President Thein Sein came here in May. Last year, the administration eased the prohibition on Americans doing...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Building brand awareness is something with which Diane Nelson, named president of the newly formed DC Entertainment in 2009, is quite familiar, having managed Warner Bros.' highly successful "Harry Potter" franchise. Now, as Nelson figures out how to...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:30 AM
LOCARNO -- A blockbuster in its native Argentina, Juan Jose Campanella's "Foosball," one of the biggest films ever to come out of Latin America, will open September's 61st San Sebastian Festival.
Budgeted at $21 million, the 3D animation feature -- about...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:58 PM
NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform.
Since the army agreed to end the practice in June 2012,...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American.
In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Showbiz dreams and political commentary mix harmoniously in "Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls," an entertaining docu about the first all-girl pop group to emerge from Burma (Myanmar). Filmed between 2010 and 2012, when the release from house arrest of...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:12 PM
When Chapman University film student Michael Tacca chose to make the movie "Burmese Refugee" for his college thesis a couple of years ago, he had a good foundation.
Parkland High School graduate Tacca grew up as a member of First Presbyterian Church...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Anthony Bourdain heads to Myanmar for the debut of his CNN show. Get ready for “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” bowing at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Bourdain will receive heavy exposure on CNN's weekends. “Parts Unknown” will repeat...
| Jan 27, 2013
Big, bigger, biggest is not what cruising is all about in 2013.
In fact, most of this year's new ships are designed for river cruising, carrying fewer than 200 passengers.
Woodland Hills-based Viking River Cruises leads the way, introducing 10 new...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
LUANG PRABANG, Laos -- Travel through Southeast Asia, and wherever you go you'll find statues of Buddha -- meditating, cogitating, calling for peace or for rain. The multiple poses are varied, and each one has its own meaning.
But only one pose shows the...