| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:31 AM
LISBON (Reuters) - Austerity measures brought in to tackle Europe's economic crisis may cause a rise in drug-related HIV infections as stretched health services struggle to cope, the EU's narcotics agency said on Tuesday.
Greece, which is facing huge...
| Oct 29, 2011
Harry Schwartz is not the sort of guy you'd expect to find running a business in Lisbon. His frenetic, tightly wound persona seems better suited to SoHo or South Beach, not a rustic vineyard and restaurant on a remote stretch of Route169, a winding, two-...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:17 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "It's Portugal. Don't they drink Port in Lisbon?" I ask.
"One would think so," replies Lisbon resident Frederico Arouca. "But it's mostly older people, and not that much." Occasionally, he explains, it's found mixed into cocktails in...
| Dec 25, 2011
The novels of Richard Zimler shine compelling light on overlooked aspects of history — and along the way they provide plenty of myth and lore to delight any student of esoterica. "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon" (2000), for instance, describes the...
| Jun 19, 2010
Jose Saramago, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in literature for early novels that explored historical themes from unconventional angles and later works in which inexplicable events threaten society's underpinnings, has died. He was 87.
The writer died...
| May 8, 2008
| 6:48 PM
May 11, 2008
The earthquake that leveled Lisbon in 1755 shook more than the ground, journalist Nicholas Shrady reveals in this lively account. It flattened religious and philosophical certainties as well, and it was an equal-opportunity disturber of the...
| Jan 12, 2010
The architects met on a damp October Saturday and set off to visit a modern New York landmark, the American Folk Art Museum.
The building is clad in lustrous bronze panels that shift in color as they catch the sun's slow trek across the sky. Inside, a...
| Jun 7, 2008
The pension predicament
Re "Benefits for retirees squeezing the state," June 2
George Skelton's column about public employee pensions conflates two issues, public employee pensions and healthcare for public employee retirees. Contrary to the claims of...
| Dec 5, 2009
| 5:33 PM
| Sep 23, 2008
The Sherlock Holmes template has worked so well on “House" that really it was only a matter of time before it was reclaimed by a detective show.
On "The Mentalist," which premieres tonight at 9 on CBS, Patrick Jane is a former phony TV psychic...
| Feb 5, 2008
Editor's note: Meet Rick Steves when he presents his Budget European Travel Skills workshop this weekend at the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show, 9-10 Feb., 2008, at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Just when I was getting used to the idea that...
| Feb 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Central Chile was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, tearing apart houses, bridges and highways Saturday and sending a tsunami racing halfway around the world. The magnitude 8.8 quake was felt as far away as Sao Paulo in Brazil â 1,800...