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Jean-Léon Gérôme is by all accounts the poster boy of Orientalism. During the second half of the 19th century, the French painter found critical and commercial success with his meticulously detailed, exquisitely decorated scenes of the near East, most...
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Architecture CriticThe longstanding sibling rivalry between the two biggest members of the United Arab Emirates, always complex, has taken a remarkable turn in recent months. For years, as its neighbor on the Persian Gulf, Dubai, engaged in a frenzy of construction and...
The gig: Don't call Mark Fuller, 58, a fountain maker. He prefers "feature creator." But he does make fountains -- spectacular ones. The company he founded, Wet, based in Sun Valley, has taken on some of the largest water fountain projects in the world....
Carl Smith Country singer had hits in 1950s Carl Smith, 82, a country musician of the 1950s and '60s known for his dynamic voice, died Saturday at his Tennessee home, according to the Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin, Tenn. Smith had 41...
So let's get this straight. A guy in the raspberry business from western Serbia smashes and grabs his way through a heist eight time zones away in Tokyo and scoots off past shopping centers and sushi bars with a $31-million necklace known as the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDubai, United Arab Emirates Consumerism is sometimes seen as a psychological disorder that makes sufferers compulsively buy things they don't need. But I'm not sick. I really needed the 18-karat-gold earrings and little black cocktail dress I bought...
The U.S. is known for its "paranoid style" of politics, so brace yourself for the next Big Scare coming down the pike (literally) -- the Trans-Texas Corridor. Isolationist conservatives, emboldened by their jihad last year against the Dubai Ports World...
I interviewed Benazir Bhutto just a month before she returned to Pakistan in October after almost 10 years in exile. I'd known her for years, on and off -- mostly off -- since we'd been in college together, and her brother, Mir Murtaza Bhutto, had been a...
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Global effects of tourism "Reaching for 5 Stars" [Feb. 10, part of the "Unlocking China" series] points out a difficulty that many top hotel chains face -- how to teach world-class service in cultures that may not share similar concepts. It's not so much...
Taking issue with Dubai Dubai, like the rest of the United Arab Emirates, is blatantly anti-Semitic ["Is Dubai for Real?" Jan. 27]. Yet here you are encouraging people to travel there. Shame on you. --Robert Ostrove, Oxnard Editor's note: The United...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPart of the appeal of shopping in Dubai is taxes: There aren't any. So if you're trying to decide about those 18-karat-gold earrings or that swanky black cocktail dress, remember that the price is the price, unlike most places in the U.S. and often...
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