| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Saudi Arabia and Moldova have their first entry; Pakistan is repped for the first time in 50 years; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country; and there are a record 76 films in the Academy's official roster of foreign-language...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:30 PM
LOCARNO -- Over 2009/10, Peru broke out, thanks to Claudia Llosa's Berlin Golden Bear winner "The Milk of Sorrow," Javier Fuentes-Leon's "Undertow," which took Sundance's World Cinema Audience Award, and Daniel and Diego Vega's "October," which walked off...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:20 AM
In November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, an international treaty ratified by 190 nations that set out to preserve important cultural and...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:12 PM
SANTIAGO, Chile — Simply eating in Santiago is enough to make me want to return to the Chilean capital: I want to feel the seismic jolt from a cocktail called the Earthquake, succumb to deathly rich cookies and knots of sweet fried dough called...
| Sep 9, 2012
YUCATÁN PENINSULA, Mexico — What's the Mexican drug-war body count now? 47,000? Ever since the killings began to escalate in late 2006, I've been visiting the country less and choosing spots more carefully.
But the Yucatán Peninsula was an easy...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The American Society of Magazine Editors on Monday announced the finalists for its 2013 awards. The National Magazine Awards -- known as the Ellies for the Alexander Calder "Elephant" that winners receive -- will be presented at a luncheon in New York...
| Dec 23, 2012
When Greg Chait won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in New York City last month, the man behind the Elder Statesman line of ultra-luxury cashmere knits — think $5,525 blankets, $1,890 belted cardigan sweaters and $380 ski caps — was...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Freddy Smalls' Summertime Backyard BBQ takes place Aug. 18. in the West L.A. gastropub's back parking lot. It's $45 for an all-you-can-eat menu of beer-steamed Maryland blue crab, smoked Mary's chickens, grilled tri-tip with Texas toast and chimichurri,...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:12 PM
An American restaurant may not have walked off with the top spot on this year's World's 50 Best Restaurants list awards, which was sponsored by San Pellegrino and held in London on Sunday night, but the United States tied with France for most...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Well, I've actually never been to the city of Pisco, in the Southern coast of Peru. But I have, many times, been around the grapes and the brandy that take their name from that place.
Pisco, in a way, is part of my identity. I wrote a story for the Sun...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 2:04 PM
LIMA, Peru -- It appears Joran van der Sloot is about to become a father.
Van der Sloot became well-known around the world for the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru and for being arrested twice, but never charged, in the 2005 disappearance of U.S....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Archaeologists have discovered a hidden tomb of the Wari, a monument from an early civilization that predated the Inca, nestled in a site 175 miles north of Lima, Peru. The funerary chamber, ensconced in a stepped pyramid, had been filled with more than...