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  • L.A. Theatre Works to open 'Top Secret' in New York and 'RFK' at the Skirball Cultural Center

     
    L.A. Theatre Works is known for recording the classics -- and plays it thinks will become classics -- in live radio broadcast-style performances that often feature Broadway and Hollywood stars. This month, the company will present two productions that show...
  • Who was the most partisan media baron before Rupert Murdoch invented Fox News?

     
    One of the great things about getting a chance to read history is that you quickly learn that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Liberals spend an inordinate amount of time brooding over the formidable media...

    Alger Hiss -- a case for our time

    Alger Hiss -- a case for our time
    Fifty-eight years ago today, Alger Hiss -- the defendant in an emblematic Cold War prosecution once called "the trial of the century" -- began serving a federal prison sentence for perjury. Until his death in 1996, Hiss maintained that he had never been a...

    Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides

    Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides
    Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician who was a leading champion of the abortion rights movement until he switched sides and vaulted to prominence as the narrator of the grisly anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream," died Monday at his New York City...

    The life and fate of Alger Hiss remains a hot topic among readers

    "The other curious thing about the Hiss case is the psychology of believing that Hiss was a spy, which requires abandoning much of what we know about rational thought." — Newspaper columnist Molly Ivins in 1996 I knew that my Alger Hiss column...