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  • Myanmar stops censoring articles before they go to print

     
    Journalists in Myanmar will no longer have to send their articles to a censorship board to be scrubbed of anything critical or sensitive before publication, a landmark step announced Monday toward lifting restrictions on the press. But reporters in the...
  • Women and power

     Women and power
    Forbes' recent annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women reminds us how far women have come — and how far society has yet to go. The list's existence in itself, worthy as it may be, is testament to continued inequity. There is no list of 100 Most...
  • On Faith: Rosh Hashanah a time to renew hope

    Hope has been in short supply lately — the murder of a diplomat in Libya, the ongoing savagery in Syria, Iran's apparent march toward nuclear weaponry, Midwest drought, climate change, the pain of the unemployed — the list is long. In the...
  • Top weekend shows: Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Mission of Burma

    Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall: Garage-rock is alive and in shin-kicking mode in this not-to-be-missed double bill of like-minded Northern California bands. They played at roughly the same time during the Pitchfork Music Festival in July, but fans won’t...
  • Mission of Burma, Unsound (Fire)

    Mission of Burma, Unsound (Fire)
    As someone who saw Mission of Burmaa few times in the first flowering of the greatness, in 1979 and the early ‘80s, I can brush off all that “best band you never saw” revisionist hype and savor the even sweeter reality: this was truly...
  • Planning your trip to Myanmar

    THE BEST WAY TO KALAW, MYANMAR From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Yangon is offered on China Airlines, Singapore, Malaysia and China Eastern. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $893, including taxes and fees. Kalaw has no airport but...
  • In Thailand, a resort for the greater good

    In Thailand, a resort for the greater good
    MAE WANG, Thailand — As we sat together on a long, narrow raft of bamboo, Alexa Pham dipped her hand into the quickly moving river. "It's the really simple things," she said with a long breath, "that make it beautiful here in Mae Wang." Two wiry...
  • Hoofing it through Myanmar's mountains

    Hoofing it through Myanmar's mountains
    Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of the two-day trek that would take me and my sons,...
  • Your Scene: Big steps in Myanmar

    Your Scene: Big steps in Myanmar
    In November, Stefanie Weiner visited Myanmar with small tour group led by a Burmese photographer. At Mingun, a small town near Mandalay, Weiner photographed a young monk traversing the stone arches of Myatheindan Pagoda. "The scene seems to embody the...
  • Smaller ships will have big presence in 2013

    Smaller ships will have big presence in 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...
  • HSBC to Pay $1.9 Billion for Laundering Money

    HSBC to Pay $1.9 Billion for Laundering Money
    Global banking giant HSBC will pay $1.92 billion in a record settlement with U.S. regulators to resolve money-laundering allegations. The U.S. Treasury said Tuesday that HSBC allowed hundreds of millions of dollars from Mexican drug trafficking...
  • The Latest: Crusading for 'Sight'; the same old Sense

    The Latest: Crusading for 'Sight'; the same old Sense
    Hope in Sight Aisha Simjee, MD White Spruce Press; 240 pages Aisha Simjee is a tough cookie. On her first mission trip as an ophthalmologist, the Newport Beach resident flew to Guyana and set up her equipment in an unused school building. Shortly...