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  • Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan

    Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan
    Nicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming...
  • Book review: 'Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned' by John A. Farrell

    Book review: 'Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned' by John A. Farrell
    Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned John A. Farrell Doubleday: 400 pp., $32.50 For five stormy, pivotal decades, Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) was a towering figure in U.S. jurisprudence and politics. He served as defense lawyer for the people...
  • Word Play: Where the Wild Things still are

    Word Play: Where the Wild Things still are
    The idea of caring for the environment seems to be easier to get across to kids than to adults. Many adults just think the world is too complicated. "What difference does one light bulb or one plastic water bottle make in the wide world?" they think. For...
  • Book review: 'Robert Redford: The Biography' by Michael Feeney Callan

    Book review: 'Robert Redford: The Biography' by Michael Feeney Callan
    In Michael Feeney Callan's fawning new biography, we get plenty of the actor, director and environmentalist we already know but only a tantalizing, too-brief glimpse of a young man we almost never hear about: Charles Robert Redford Jr., Angeleno. From...
  • Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'

    Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'
    Wonder Girl The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias Don Van Natta Jr. Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99 So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
  • Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth

    Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth
    Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author. Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
  • The dying of the Limelight

    The dying of the Limelight
    Billy Corben. Photo by Beth Black As a documentary filmmaker who has interviewed drug dealers, hit men, international pop stars, college athletes, big-city politicians and at least one person who murdered and dismembered his roommate, Billy Corben...
  • Miami Book Fair: A talk with Susan Orlean

    Miami Book Fair: A talk with Susan Orlean
    You can't blame an eccentric like Susan Orlean for wanting to bark up the genealogical tree of celebrity dog Rin Tin Tin. If that “dark, nearly black, with gold marbling” canine could talk, he'd rattle off a CV that includes an Oscar...
  • Obama's biographer

    Obama's biographer
    David Maraniss, a longtime journalist with The Washington Post, wrote “First In His Class,” a seminal biography of former President Bill Clinton, after winning the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting for his newspaper stories on Clinton....
  • WBAL names local radio veteran Merrie Street as news director

    WBAL names local radio veteran Merrie Street as news director
    WBAL radio Monday named Merrie Street as news director replacing Mark Miller, who resigned last month. Street, whose resume includes news director and anchor duties at WLIF and WPOC, starts Monday, according to an email from Ed Kiernan, station general...
  • New York Public Library gives up some of its secrets

    New York Public Library gives up some of its secrets
    In my family, we've never recognized a distinction between happiness and the handling of books. Books in libraries, books in shops. Books that take you places, and books you can steal from — like Norman Maclean's memoir, "A River Runs Through It,"...