| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You."
Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:23 PM
PARK CITY, Utah — When Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, newly arrived in the United States to continue his education, wrote to his father in Ethiopia that he'd decided to study film, the reaction was not exactly positive.
"He wrote back a two-page letter...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Illuminating a tradition in much of rural Ethiopia that grossly violates the rights of women and girls, "Difret" presents an important message, albeit in rather clunky narrative terms. More showing and less telling would have made this fact-inspired drama...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:14 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - African Union leaders Saturday said that no sitting African leader should face trial by the International Criminal Court for heinous crimes.
But African opponents failed to win support for a mass withdrawal from the ICC at...
| Dec 16, 2012
Your face says it all: You are starting to panic. Don't. If you're shopping for a traveler, you might just find the answer to your gift-giving conundrum in these pages. Our team of travelers has tested items large and small, pricey and affordable, and...
| Oct 6, 2012
There is no word for what Tiffany Jones has done over her last four summers. Literally, no word.
Since 2009, Jones, a social worker at Goodwin Elementary School in Cicero, has spent five to eight weeks of her summer vacations in Ethiopia, helping care...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Two Orange County students have been honored for making an impact out of proportion with their young years. Tiffany Tang of Cypress Creek High was named a “Distinguished Finalist” and Merrie Grace Harding was awarded a “Certificate of...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Reeyot Alemu missed an important dinner engagement in Beverly Hills. But she had a good excuse. The 31-year-old journalist is jailed in the notoriously brutal, rodent-infested Kaliti prison in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. She’s two years...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Fendika, a six-member collective of Ethiopian musicians and dancers, who’ll play at Hartford’s Charter Oak Cultural Center on Oct. 5, produce a full-bodied sound out of few elements.
Misale Legesse, a young drummer, taps out rhythms on four...
| Feb 27, 2011
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