Once banned, the facial tattoo reappears as a cultural asset and political weapon in Taiwan

As a child, Kimi Sabal got his first lesson on the significance and the stigma of the facial tattoo when he asked his grandmother about the strange markings on her face. Facial tattoos had been banned in Taiwan by Japanese colonists decades earlier and his grandmother hushed him, worried that...

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Review: 'Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography' at the Getty Museum reveals the limits of the art form

At the Getty, the first full survey of fashion photography struggles to be more than it is, and...

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A year-round Comic-Con? Get an early look at the San Diego museum currently in the works

Every July, thousands of comic book and pop culture fans migrate to San Diego for Comic-Con International. The annual convention not only draws A-list celebrities such as Chris Evans and Gal Gadot but also millions of tourism dollars for the city. So wouldn’t it be great to have Comic-Con...

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Boots Riley on power, organizing and who really runs the country. (Hint: It's not Trump)

American rapper, producer, screenwriter and film director Boots Riley is the writer and director of his first film Sorry to Bother...

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From the Archives: New road for Salton Sea resorts

Reaching the Salton Sea’s Date Palm Beach in 1934 became easier with the opening of the North Shore...

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For the Record

Ferguson fire: In the July 17 Section A, an article about the Ferguson fire burning near Yosemite National Park said that last year’sDetwiler fire started a few miles east of the Ferguson fire. It started to the west. Dinosaurs: In the July 15 California section, an article about a study of...

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