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  • Earl Wild dies at 94; 'the last of the great Romantic pianists'

    Earl Wild dies at 94; 'the last of the great Romantic pianists'
    Earl Wild, the elder statesman of American piano virtuosos who was often called "the last of the great Romantic pianists," died Saturday at his home in Palm Springs. He was 94. He died of congestive heart failure after a long illness, his companion,...
  • PASSINGS: Jean Sieroty

    Jean Sieroty Beverly Hills activist and philanthropist Jean Sieroty, 102, an activist and philanthropist, died July 14 at her home in Beverly Hills, her family said. Sieroty founded and sustained for more than 20 years an annual holiday art show to...
  • 'Mr. America,' by Mark Adams

    'Mr. America,' by Mark Adams
    Mr. America How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet Mark Adams Harper: 292 pp., $25.99 Before Jack LaLanne and Jane Fonda, an odd man with an odd name reigned as America's...
  • 'The Pink Lady' by Sally Denton

    'The Pink Lady' by Sally Denton
    It is odd how history often bequeaths to us iconic names bereft of personality. Helen Gahagan Douglas, once a paladin of California's progressive politics and a congressional stalwart of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, is such a name. To the extent she'...
  • Chili: a bowl of red-blooded American heaven

    Chili: a bowl of red-blooded American heaven
    It's been called both a "bowl of blessedness" and the "soup of the Devil," and it's the stuff of legend. Frank and Jesse James reputedly downed a few bowls before pulling some of their heists -- and supposedly spared one town because of it. O. Henry spun...
  • Capping off the inauguration

    Capping off  the inauguration
    It's the closest thing to a crown that America's small-r republican first ladies get -- the simultaneously regal and egalitarian Inauguration Day hat. Plus, it's cold in D.C. in January. In 1969, Pat Nixon wore a big fur toque with her big-R Republican...
  • When Hillary met Robert

    When letters written to a friend by a college-aged Hillary Rodham resurfaced in the news a few weeks ago, her mention of a certain "Dartmouth boy" with whom she spent an evening in 1966 piqued notable interest. But last week, the New York Times reported...
  • Another J. Edgar Hoover?

    WHAT created J. Edgar Hoover? He reigned with an iron fist as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 48 years, until the day he died in 1972. By then, Hoover had evolved into an untouchable autocrat, a man who kept secret files on millions of...
  • This opera's drama isn't only onstage

    This opera's drama isn't only onstage
    Onstage in a UCLA auditorium, tenor Rickard Roudebush intones the solemn words of the Episcopal funeral rite: "I am the resurrection and the life. . . . He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. Amen!" A chamber opera called "The...
  • If Gore had won ...

    Only partly in the spirit of "Saturday Night Live," which once asked how World War II would have been affected if Eleanor Roosevelt could fly, I'd like to ask a "what if" question: How would the current discourse about civil liberties in an age of...
  • Madame president

    While Americans were looking for a president who could inspire hope, so were the producers of "24." Last season's leaders ran amok, and the show's writers wanted to shake things up with someone who could stand up to Jack Bauer. Fortunately for them,...