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Tourists give hope to battered Lebanese city

By DIAA HADID

As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for them was just as exotic — visitors in their poor, restive corner of Lebanon.

Got sun? Indoor herbs can thrive on winter windowsills

By KATHERINE ROTH

During this season of short, dark days, indoor herb gardens offer welcome greenery and fragrance, as well as adding zest to cold-weather stews and soups.



At the Movies: Tragedies of 'Timbuktu' told with rare beauty

The hot Malian sands of Abderrahmane Sissako's “Timbuktu” are a cool reservoir of placid beauty, where desert dunes are swept by quiet ripples of colorful, everyday village life and haphazard storms of violence.



After Hours: Shuttle astronaut offers talk at MOF

On Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. former space shuttle astronaut Joan Higginbotham will give a talk for students and families at The Museum of Flight. Higginbotham is the third female African-American astronaut.





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