| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ballet Preljocaj's meticulously seductive "Les Nuits," given its North American premiere by the Dance at Music Center program over the weekend, has a simple and obvious title. Not only is "The Nights" short for "One Thousand and One Nights," but the...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Before he became one of the West Coast's foremost dance music promoters, Johnny Shockey played hockey for the junior-league San Diego Gulls and trained with the L.A. Kings. His two most recent careers don't share much of a skill set. But an ability to...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:09 PM
INDIO — It wasn't yet 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Sahara Tent, but 16-year-old Niall Bauer had already met up with friends on the lawn in the massive, LED-flashing venue inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which began the first...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:01 PM
The mass abduction of several hundred schoolgirls sparked outrage. But it was the rambling, hourlong Hausa-language video by the terrorist group’s leader that triggered a global uproar.
In it, Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau threatened to sell...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Though the votes have not yet been counted in Thursday's presidential election in Algeria, the result is all but decided: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will win a fourth term.
Bouteflika's long reign is unprecedented (and unconstitutional), and so is...
| Mar 24, 2014
It has become a truism in discussions of Russia's takeover of Crimea that in the post-World War II international order, countries no longer rewrite borders through force — or if they do, rarely find themselves faced with determined opposition from...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Millions of people around the world have tweeted in recent weeks using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. That's an important sentiment, and not just as it relates to the kidnapping of 276 female students by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria.
The region in...
| May 20, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Libyan lawmakers met in hiding Tuesday, two days after forces loyal to a renegade ex-general stormed the parliament building and demanded that the Islamist-dominated body disband.
Onetime general Khalifa Haftar’s offensive against Islamists and...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Still not ready to give up your Sahara and Yuma Tent fix yet? Splash House, the growing summertime dance music mini-fest in Palm Springs, has set its 2014 lineup, and it's a notably suaver addition to the usual summer EDM-fest fare.
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
INDIO — As a giant impenetrable scrum of attendees waited for New Zealand singer Lorde, 17, to take the Outdoor stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Nearby, MGMT played the main stage, and the chorus of its song "The Youth"...
| May 4, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Libya has a new prime minister. But in keeping with months of chaos in the North African nation, the events leading up to Sunday’s swearing-in were confusing and turbulent.
Ahmed Matiq, an Islamist-leaning businessman from the economically...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:54 PM
MUMBAI, India — The Hindu epic "Ramayana" features a 10-headed villain, a magical golden deer and the flying monkey god Hanuman. But when an American religion scholar described the canonical poem as fictional, some religious conservatives were...