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Southeast Asia

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  • The vagabonds: No home, just travel

     The vagabonds: No home, just travel
    Working as a night-life photographer had its perks, but Matthew Karsten was tired of life in South Florida. Looking at a friend's pictures from a trip through Southeast Asia, Karsten yearned for a bigger world. So he set out to discover it. There are...
  • Stanley Karnow dies at 87; author of epic Vietnam history

    Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the...
  • Norodom Sihanouk dies at 89; former king of Cambodia

    Norodom Sihanouk dies at 89; former king of Cambodia
    Former King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, an unpredictable and crafty political survivor whose fortunes were entwined with U.S. military involvement in Indochina, died Monday of natural causes in Beijing, where he had undergone medical treatment,...
  • Hoofing it through Myanmar's mountains

    Hoofing it through Myanmar's mountains
    Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of the two-day trek that would take me and my sons,...
  • Patricia Yeo's big leap

    Patricia Yeo's big leap
    Last March, Big Bowl hosted an invitation-only dinner that doubled as an introduction to its star culinary hire, chef Patricia Yeo. She prepared a seven-course menu that featured beef heart crudo with pickled beets and citrus, and a three-tongue course of...
  • Blame all around for Vietnam War

    In the winter of 1954-55, State Department intelligence analyst Paul Kattenburg was in Saigon puzzling over the wisest course for U.S. policymakers. France, with its army defeated at Dien Bien Phu and colonial ambitions in Asia at an end, was preparing...
  • Carpet: It's in the bag

    Carpet: It's in the bag
    Rugs have been appearing on shoulders and wrists and backs, carried as colorful, one-of-a-kind purses and handbags. These modern carpetbags use kilim (flat weave), dhurries (hand-woven, vegetable-dyed cotton), suzani (embroidered cotton or silk) and...
  • Dunkin' Donuts Thailand under fire for 'racist' ad campaign

    Dunkin' Donuts Thailand under fire for 'racist' ad campaign
    A human rights group on Friday criticized a Dunkin' Donuts advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model whose face is painted black to sell a chocolate doughnut. Dunkin' Donuts Thailand recently started running ads for its "Charcoal...
  • Pick your color: Hoya, a succulent in many shades

    In the world of succulents, the hundreds of species and cultivars of the hoya genus stand out. They are in the milkweed family, second only to orchids in the diversity of their flower forms and shapes. Lowland tropicals, hoyas are native to Southeast...
  • Homegrown lemon grass: two varieties of a singular taste

    One of the stands of lemon grass in the middle of the Vermont Square Community Garden is in full flower now, a somewhat unusual occurrence. It’s not a particularly attractive phase for the plants, which look like overgrown weeds on their last legs....
  • The Right Side of Asia

    The Right Side of Asia
    There’s no other destination on the planet quite like the islands off the coast of eastern Asia — where a vast natural landscape and pristine marine life offer ideal year-round outdoor activities like hiking, biking and diving. Taiwan and...
  • Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers

    Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers
    This has been a tough year for emerging-markets investors. Fueled by unrest in Brazil and a sluggish economy in China, the broad MSCI emerging-markets index is down 14% this year. The drop has been led by stock market sell-offs in Brazil (-26% in...