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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersKyoto is the birthplace of kaiseki, the haute cuisine of Japan, in which gorgeously presented seasonal dishes come together in a highly formalized tasting menu. The multi-course affair involves fish, tofu and vegetables, and usually no meat. Tousuiro,...
Tribune foreign correspondentRajendra Pachauri grew up in the foothills of the Himalayas, spending quiet winters contemplating the snowy mountains that loomed near his home. The beauty, he says, changed him. "It never leaves you," he said recently, shifting for a moment in a chair...
The interior of 12th century Sanjusangendo Temple in Kyoto, Japan, captivates many tourists with its 1,001 gilded statues of the Kannon Buddha. But it was the simple contrast of its austere exterior that moved Katherine L. Waitman of Los Angeles when...
Times Staff Writer2007-09-06 13:22:40.0 Administrator2: Welcome to the Food Chat! We'll get started now...welcome, and feel free to send in your questions for Russ! 2007-09-06 13:22:42.0 Russ Parsons: Hiya everybody. I just went to the farmers market yesterday and you can...
MICHAEL K. DORSEY, assistant professor on Dartmouth College's faculty of science, teaches in the environmental studies program.Economists, some environmentalists and a growing gaggle of politicians are pushing a grand strategy that a market mechanism — known as "carbon cap and trade" — can rescue us fastest from a climate catastrophe. But early evidence suggests...
What if they held an election and nobody came? We throw that question around a lot in California, because so often here we hold elections and almost nobody comes. The March 6 race showcased the abysmal trend. We were electing the leaders of the Los...
AS PRESIDENT BUSH sat across the table last week from European leaders steamed about his approach to global warming, he could at least bask in the knowledge that even though the compromise he engineered isn't exactly the right thing to do, it's less wrong...
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Tribune correspondentVANCOUVER — As relentlessly bad as the news about global warming seems to be, with ice at the poles melting faster than scientists had predicted and world temperatures rising higher than expected, there was at least a reservoir of hope stored here...
Tags: Ecosystems, Storage, Government, Death, Science and Technology
Special to The TimesLong before Arthur Golden's "Memoirs of a Geisha" became a bestselling novel and a Hollywood movie, the Japanese geisha was an intriguing and enigmatic subject. Now along comes "Hannari: Geisha Modern," a documentary that examines contemporary geishas...
Washington BureauPresident Bush has received an "F" rating from the Sierra Club, and the comparatively conservative National Parks Conservation Association has declared his administration an official threat to the parks. Other groups have declared Bush the worst president...
Tribune senior correspondentThe Atlantic alliance between the United States and Europe, the most successful international bonding of all time, is breaking down amid starkly differing visions of a changing world and both sides' proper place in it. The alliance, a mesh of military,...
Tags: International Relations, Germany, Terrorism, Civil Unrest, NATO
Times Staff WriterFace to face with great white sharks -- in a cage Become shark bait for a day on thrill-seekers' cruises to the feeding grounds of great white sharks off the California coast. The adventure trips are available in two packages: daylong cruises to the...
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