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LA Times Festival of books, aging

Maybe men feel invisible too in their forties. Talk with Jane Green

by Dani Z

Los angeles — When I was in Medellin, Colombia, I went out to dinner with 5 men, all in their sixties. All their girlfriends were under 25 and they complained endlessly about women over 25: they were not as fun, too interested in marriage and not as beautiful. “You know,” One of them said to me after a few glasses of wine, “In the U.S I am too old for you. You,” He jabbed the air in my direction, his finger sh...

japan, Culture, Shrines

Fox face Ema (絵馬), Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari-Taisha)

by Nishad TR

Fushimi-ku — Kitsune1 (狐) faced Ema2 (絵馬), Fushimi Inari3 Shinto4 Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari-Taisha) Kitsune (狐) is the Japanese word for fox. Foxes and human beings lived close together in ancient Japan; th...

kangaroo, Australian wildlife

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!

by David Wade Chambers

Aireys inlet — And mowing the “lawn” into the bargain. It’s now the next morning, and they’re still hanging around at our place.

Life, Love, Food

Same story. Different city and When Enough is Enough.

by Mona Moe Nomura

Miami beach — “You recommend ceviche? Ceviche… as in the dish with the raw fish?” I couldn’t help wonder out loud. After all we are in Texas, the land of steak, brisket, sausage and all kinds of fried and grilled...

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