En Route: The Poignant, Angry Poems of “Ellis Island West”

The poems embedded in the walls by former detainees at the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay are covered by paint and often tricky to spot for first-time visitors. But once you've seen the verses etched into the redwood in classic Chinese characters, and find out what they mean, they leave an indelible,…Read more En Route: The Poignant, Angry Poems of “Ellis Island West”

Trump wants coal-fired cars on U.S. roads

September 11 (IAN) – President Donald Trump announced today that he would seek legislation to require that all motor vehicles in the United States be coal-powered by the year 2040. The decision appeared to be in response to recent moves by China, France and Britain to phase out the use of fossil fuels for motor…Read more Trump wants coal-fired cars on U.S. roads

En Route: Lascaux 4 — a high-tech trip back in time

MONTIGNAC, France -- Pixar, eat your heart out. Cro-Magnon artists 20,000 years ago painted a picture of a snorting horse whose head seems to move upwards on the wall of the Lascaux cave in southwest France. That, at least, is the illusion visitors have when they see the meticulous reproductions of the famous Lascaux cave…Read more En Route: Lascaux 4 — a high-tech trip back in time

Is the Budapest “Ring” Going Up in Flames?

BUDAPEST - Swedish soprano Irene Theorin was beaming backstage after she'd burned down the Valhalla home of the gods at the end of Wagner's "Gotterdammerung", and brought some five hours of singing over three nights in Budapest to a glorious conclusion. "I've now done this brilliant part many times but never in my life in…Read more Is the Budapest “Ring” Going Up in Flames?