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Why Did No One See the Tet Offensive Coming?

When the Tet offensive ignited South Vietnam on Jan. 30, 1968, American forces were taken by surprise. Every one of the country’s 44 provinces was hit in a stunning, coordinated attack that changed the course of the war. With so many American resources in Vietnam focused on intelligence-gathering, …

Was the Tet Offensive Really a Surprise?

I learned the hard way during the Vietnam War that when intelligence is ignored, people get killed. I spent the better part of the war with the National Security Agency, often undercover. Time after time, I and my colleagues felt like Cassandra, the mythical Trojan princess blessed with foresight …

Five Places to Go in Paris

Rue de Paradis, in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris, is known as Veggietown for its many vegetarian and veganfriendly restaurants. In the 19th century, the street was a hub for ceramics and crystal. The gothic Le Manoir, for instance, now a “haunted house” where visitors can relive spooky Parisian …

5 Recipes for National Paella Day

Learn how to make the classic Spanish rice dish.<p>"A real paella is infused with smoky flavor, which is why traditional Spanish cooks almost always …

Bob Dylan, the Wanderer

A fusion of Huck Finn and Woody Guthrie, the musician writes songs that sound drawn from oral history.<p>The word “folk” in the term “folk music” used to connote a rural homogeneous community that carried on a tradition of anonymously created music. No one person composed a piece; it evolved through …

El Chapo Speaks

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 to be changed, locations not named, and an understanding was brokered with the subject that this piece would be</i> …

Mexico

Flashback: The Clash Storm Tokyo in 1982

In hindsight, The Clash probably shouldn’t have agreed to tour Asia and Australia in early 1982. Beyond the fact that it came midway through the …

Music

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Like Yesterday: America Meets the Beatles

It was 50 years ago today — Feb. 7, 1964 — that the Beatles took the U.S.A. The four sprightly young Merseysiders landed at New York City’s newly …

Inside the Republican Suicide Machine

The day before Congress broke for its August recess, on an afternoon when most of official Washington was tying up loose ends and racing to get out …

Republicans

The Best Thing I Cooked Last Week: Thai Coconut Seafood Soup

It's officially fall. Let in the cool breeze and bring on the warm soup. Last week this surprisingly simple and quick-to-prepare soup took the crown …

Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic Share Memories, Unreleased Tracks From 'In Utero'

Few bands ever reach the popularity, influence and status of the early-'90s rock group Nirvana. Anyone who's old enough to remember knows that the trio from Aberdeen, Wash., helped pioneer grunge rock. But more than that, Nirvana became a symbol for an entire generation of ideas and popular …

Nick Hornby's favourite music – a classic interview from the vaults

In the month that the film of his novel About a Boy hits our screens, we lunched with the Sage of Highbury at an Italian establishment beloved of …

Miami: How Rising Sea Levels Endanger South Florida

I began reporting this piece in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I had seen what the hurricane’s nine-foot storm surge had done to New York City …

Sea Level

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Down to Twelve

Sarah Raven's winter vegetable stir-fry recipe

Serve the winter vegetable stir-fry with egg noodles, plain basmati rice or coconut and coriander rice.<p>(Serves four)<p>1 bunch spring onions, roughly chopped<p>3 garlic cloves, chopped<p>6cm (2in) root ginger, grated or finely chopped<p>½ cucumber, peeled, halved, deseeded and sliced<p>1 red pepper, very finely …

Chickpea salad recipe

Stevie Parle's chickpea salad, a summer dish incorporating the flavours of Provence.<p>Serves 6<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 x 660g jars of chickpeas or 3 x 400g tins, drained and rinsed<p>1 garlic clove, finely chopped<p>A rosemary sprig, leaves finely chopped<p>1 tsp mustard<p>2–3 tbsp red wine vinegar<p>4 tbsp olive oil<p>2–3 la rge …

Shwarma chicken with warm chickpea purée, sumac onions and pomegranates recipe

Middle Eastern spices add warmth to this simple supper of grilled chicken with a smooth chickpea purée.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>This is a great mix of flavours and temperatures and always wows people, despite being so easy to make. You can prepare the pureé the day before.<p><b>For the marinade:</b> <br>1 tsp ground ginger<br>1 …

The new vegetarian: sticky braised aubergines and tofu with coconut rice

A fabulously dark and rich dish of braised aubergines and fried tofu served with fluffy coconut rice<p><i>Serves four</i><p>Kecap manis is a sweet, thick Indonesian soy sauce available from Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Ocado and orientalfoodshop.com. If you can’t find it, use any light soy sauce.<p><b>For the …

The Real Story Behind the Beatles’ Last Days

Sunday marked an anniversary most Beatles fans would rather forget: the day in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced to the world that the Beatles were …

Music

In praise of KCRW and great music radio

How a station like Los Angeles’ KCRW reminds you of the power of great music shows<p>Now playing on KCRW: Hanni El Khatib<p>Jim Carroll<p>jimcarroll<p>Wed, Mar …