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Abhina Aher was born a boy biologically and is now a hijra, a member of an a...
The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother...
Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in 1982, died Thursda...
Everyone has a favorite Gabriel Garcia Marquez book, and mine is Love in the Time of Cholera. It's the story of a romance that lasts decades, unwinding through the pages of the book. It's verbose,...
Clams this fresh taste like tender calamari....
As soon as you drive into town, it's pretty clear that Long Beach, Wash., is all about the razor clam. The first clue is the giant frying pan. It's 14 feet tall and a relic of the clam festivals of...
Kenyan security officers rounded up people Friday as part of a crackdown tha...
Mohammed Ali Isaac's hands shook as he showed his Kenyan ID to the police officers. They let him pass, but his cousins weren't so lucky. The two women had forgotten their IDs at home, and the police...
At a time when new technologies and social media are transforming politics, we turn to a decidedly old-fashioned campaign event. It's an annual festival known as the Shad Planking, a spring rite of...
Airbnb, the online home-rental service, says it will start collecting hotel ...
When Regitze Visby, a tourist visiting San Francisco from Denmark, searched for accommodations for her trip and saw she could stay at one of the famed "painted ladies" on Alamo Square through Airbnb...
The dream of epilepsy research, says neurobiologist Ivan Soltesz, is to stop...
In the early 1990s, a young brain researcher named Ivan Soltesz heard a story that would shape his career.His adviser told him about a school for children whose epileptic seizures were so severe and...