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Sinking Islands, Floating Nation

Five years ago, I could not locate the Republic of Kiribati on a map. Yet last month, I spent Christmas with its former president, Anote Tong, and his family in their beautiful ancestral homeland. In just a few years, the citizens of this low-lying Pacific atoll nation have profoundly affected my …


Derek Jeter's greatest moments have always been unscripted

The New York Yankees came under some fire for scheduling Derek Jeter Day, as it came to be known, three weeks before the Captain actually retired.<p>And pundits rightfully noted the somewhat funereal atmosphere of that day, with the club presenting him a massive wreath with the No. 2, and a steady …


The Minnesota noir of “Fargo.”<p>Maybe the week of the U.C. Santa Barbara shootings was not the ideal time to catch up on a tragicomedy about emasculation avenged. Maybe I’m burned out on bloodbaths. But “Fargo,” FX’s adaptation of the great film by the Coen brothers, created and written by Noah …

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