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BUHOMA, Uganda — As a wildlife veterinarian for the Ugandan government, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka had dedicated her life to saving the mountain gorilla. She soon realized that if these rare great apes were to survive, she would need to focus on a much...
By now you've likely heard about the infamous Las Vegas convention bash during which federal civil servants at the General Services Administration indulged in various frivolities to the tune of $823,000 of your money. That conference featured, among other...
Opinion L.A.Sue Horton, Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion editor of The Times, is in Rwanda on a two-week Gatekeeper Editor fact-finding trip organized by the International Reporting Project. She is chronicling her trip on the Opinion L.A. blog. We were outside the......
The Baltimore SunKabatwa, a silverback mountain gorilla, carries her twins in the Virunga Mountains, just outside Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The babies were born in February. According to a 2010 census, the total number of mountain gorillas has increased by a...
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The Hero Complex"AVATAR" COUNTDOWN: 10 DAYS You may have heard about a little film called "Avatar" that opens Dec. 18. We're counting down the days here at Hero Complex and today we bring you a conversation with Sigourney Weaver, arguably the greatest......
The Big PictureSometimes you have to wonder if Variety is in the business of reporting the news or just reporting as little of the news as possible. That would be my take-away from the trade paper's coverage of a nasty little lawsuit......
"A bad penny always turns up" is a platitude that packs an unexpected existential punch, at least in the sardonic world of New York playwright Mac Wellman. In Wellman's Obie Award-winning short play, the titular "Bad Penny" opens a portal to the...
Tags: Lion (animal), Montana, Death, Judaism, Central Park
Special to The TimesSometimes, when winter lingers in your bones, you probably wish you could get out of Dodge. You long to fly to distant places for great, soul-stirring adventures and palate-pleasing meals bursting with foreign flavors. But how can you travel without plane...
Tags: Movies, Animals, Ry Cooder, Entertainment, Elizabeth Taylor
Times Staff WriterF. Clark Howell, the UC Berkeley anthropologist who altered the landscape of his discipline irrevocably by adding a broad spectrum of modern sciences to the traditional "stones and bones" approach of the past, died March 10 at his home in Berkeley....
Chicago TribuneBwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda You wake up fast when there's a 400-pound gorilla standing outside your tent. "Ruth!" I called over in something of a whisper-yell to the woman in the tent next to mine. "Ruth! Wake up! There's a gorilla out...
South Florida Sun-SentinelEvery half hour, he climbs the steps of a worn lookout tower at the dusty airfield and squints into the distance over a land of scrub brush and desert dunes. His eyes are his radar. His nose is a barometer. His body instinctively measures the force of...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 3, 1999 The title of the powerful "A Map of the World" refers to a drawing a child makes to try to grasp where her dying mother might be going. Now as an adult, Sigourney Weaver's Alice Goodwin finds herself heading into uncharted...
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