Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler: The spirit of the great late crime writer lives on in LA.

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Bosnia: From War Zone to Tourist Destination

Vlado Simic dreams of turning his home country of Bosnia into a tourist destination.

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Eye of the Needle, Eye of the Heart

Meskerem Assegued, Peter Sellars and Elias Sime

Ethiopian Artist Elias Sime steals the heart of Los Angeles

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The Wonder of Learning

School budget cuts have left many art programs on the chopping block, and many teachers looking for ways to offer students a creative outlet. A new art exhibit in Southern California might provide some inspiration -- the artists are between three and five years old.

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On a quest for the gods in Greece

Myths built a bridge between human comprehension, eternity

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Norway: Quest For The Viking Spirit

Vikings set out from the fjords of Norway striking fear across Europe 1,000 years ago. Yet today this topographically severe country is the home of the Nobel Peace Center; is a world center for conflict resolution; is the starting point for explorers and adventurers; and is one of the most eco-friendly countries on earth. How could such a progressive nation grown from such violent past? Is modern Norway a result of its Viking heritage or a reaction against it?

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Be brave, toss the guidebook

Forget others’ preconceptions and enjoy your own, authentic experience.

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Ravi Shankar Center

Traditional Indian music at the Ravi Shankar Center in Delhi.

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Bosnia: a model for the planet

In many ways, the country has what the rest of Europe has lost.

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Ecotourism in the wrong room?

Ecotourists simply want the magic of an accidental discovery in a wild place.

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Disaster Movies

Hollywood's obsession with the end of the world.

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Lady Gaga at the Bolshoi

At a celebrity-packed anniversary-gala for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, chart topping pop star Lady Gaga performs with dancers from Moscow's esteemed Bolshoi Ballet.

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The Raging Grannies

In San Francisco an army of angry grannies have decided to challenge the power of the big banks in California.

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