Cambodia: Miracle or mirage? | The Economist

A biography of a singular strongman   Hun Sen’s Cambodia. By Sebastian Strangio. Yale University Press; 322 pages; $37.50 and £20. Buy from Amazon.com,Amazon.co.uk IN A speech he gave in 2006, Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, told his enemies about a particular talent of his. “Even if you farted, I would still know. You …

Tips for Last-Minute Holiday Travel – NYTimes.com

Planning to travel over the holidays? Still haven’t made reservations? It’s not too late to find an affordable Thanksgiving or Christmas getaway. You might even end up saving more on a hotel than travelers who booked when it was still beach weather. And while airlines have a captive audience this …

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Today is Sunday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2014 with 38 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include Edward Rutledge, signer of …

Quote of the Day

“Hurting others or destroying property is not the answer. No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain. I want it to lead to incredible change — positive change, change that makes the St. Louis region better for everyone.” ~MICHAEL BROWN …

Celeb Birthdays for Nov. 23, 2014

Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (“Basic Instinct,” ”Showgirls”) is 70. Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch (“Hollywood Squares”) is 67. Singer Bruce Hornsby is 60. “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts is 54. Singer-guitarist Ken Block of Sister Hazel is 48. Drummer Charlie Grover of Sponge is 48. Actor Oded Fehr (“The Mummy”) is …