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  • A gleaming new showcase for the Acropolis

    A gleaming new showcase for the Acropolis
    For advocates of the repatriation of marble sculptures removed from the Parthenon in the early 19th century and long housed at the British Museum in London, the new Acropolis Museum is proof -- at last -- that Greece has a safe place to display the...
  • The path to success is no longer labeled

    The path to success is no longer labeled
    One in a series of occasional articles The Troubadour, awash on a recent night in indigo light and chiming guitars, doesn't look all that different than it did in the 1970s, when music history plugged in to the club's stage amps and earned the tiny...
  • My Jewish Catholic Shinto Greek Wedding

    My Jewish Catholic Shinto Greek Wedding
    The Day Before I am so stressed helping my dear friends finalize the plans for their incredibly complicated wedding that I have begun to mumble to myself. Even more frightening, I am answering! What were they thinking? What was I thinking in agreeing?...
  • 4 arrested in gang-related shooting at Washington Prep

    Four people were arrested Saturday in the shooting of a 12-year-old girl and a 19-year-old former student at a high school in an unincorporated area of South Los Angeles after a football game on campus, authorities said. The shooting, which occurred...
  • Sending them away -- for their own good

    Sending them away -- for their own good
    On a recent Sunday morning, Brian Barajas, a mop-topped 8-year-old, stashed his bike against the wall and raced inside a tired little house, ducking under two withered fruit trees. The house was so close to the tracks you could hear the engineer call...
  • Letters: Readers respond to 'Overrated'

    Highly overrated In regard to Leon Logothetis' "Places Overrated," Dec. 7: Sir Gripesalot is in the wrong business. He is not a traveler but a tourist who believes that the world revolves around him. Being open to the residents of a place and accepting...
  • Deputies kill man in Athens; rights groups want an investigation

    Deputies kill man in Athens; rights groups want an investigation
    Civil rights leaders called for a federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Woodrow Player Jr. by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in unincorporated Athens, which became the scene Saturday of yet more shootings. Player, 22, was shot...
  • La ilaha illa Allah

    In her Op-Ed, "Bring Back the Greek Gods" (Oct. 23, 2007), Mary Lefkowitz sounds a call to abandon monotheism in favor of ancient polytheism. In this summons she is not original, but she represents an increasing trend among some theologians and scholars...
  • All the comforts of home as Greeks return to the taverna

    All the comforts of home as Greeks return to the taverna
    In the Athens I knew when I first moved here almost 20 years ago, the taverna was still an institution. That was in the early 1990s, before a stock market boom, the Olympics, and the return of a generation of young, cosmopolitan Greeks who had left to...
  • Tours and cruises in California and around the world

    Tours and cruises in California and around the world
    CALIFORNIA Cycling in the north Go for a lazy spin through Ferndale farmlands or sweat out a 100-mile loop through the redwoods. The May 10 Tour of the Unknown Coast offers cyclists five different rides for different skill levels and free camping at the...
  • 8 great things to do in Athens

    Few experiences in life are as moving as ascending the Acropolis of Athens and coming face-to-face with the Parthenon. Despite the climb, the Mediterranean heat, the crowds and the polyglot of tour guides holding forth, to stand here is to step out of the...
  • New revelations in attack on American spy ship

    New revelations in attack on American spy ship
    Bryce Lockwood, Marine staff sergeant, Russian-language expert, recipient of the Silver Star for heroism, ordained Baptist minister, is shouting into the phone. "I'm angry! I'm seething with anger! Forty years, and I'm seething with anger!" Lockwood was...