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  • Wallace Coberg, filmmaker

    Wallace Coberg, filmmaker
    Wallace "Wally" Henry Coberg, a theatrical designer and filmmaker who was at work on a new Edgar Allan Poe documentary, died of an apparent heart attack Nov. 18 at his Bolton Hill home. He was 63. Born in New York City, he lived in Edison, N.J., and...
  • No punches pulled in story of a broadcasting original

    No punches pulled in story of a broadcasting original
    When ABC Sports guru Roone Arledge was suggesting Howard Cosell for "Monday Night Football," NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle replied: "Cosell? Why don't you just dig up Attila the Hun?" Such was the reaction generated by modern broadcasting's first...
  • Book review: An engaging portrait of 'Catherine the Great'

    Book review: An engaging portrait of 'Catherine the Great'
    She rejected the title by which posterity knows her, preferring always to conceal her steely ambition and regal pride under a mask of modesty and service. Yet "Catherine the Great" was indeed an apt sobriquet for the subject of Robert K. Massie's latest...
  • Governor's New Website Labels Jerry Brown's Wife as 'Chief of Staff'

    Governor's New Website Labels Jerry Brown's Wife as 'Chief of Staff'
    The Jerry Brown administration is a work in progress. Only two people have been formally named to Brown's Cabinet, and he has yet to hire a communications director or press secretary. Even the governor's new website seems to be in transition. Or maybe...
  • "Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show: Book One" by Gordon McAlpin

    "Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show: Book One" by Gordon McAlpin
    "Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show: Book One" By Gordon McAlpin Chase Sequence Co., 224 pages, $19.95 There are certain places that beg the question: What exactly goes on here? I am talking about those places where one can't help but wonder what the break room...
  • Book review: 'Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World' by John Szwed

    Book review: 'Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World' by John Szwed
    Alan Lomax The Man Who Recorded the World John Szwed Viking: 438 pp., $29.95 Alan Lomax was a titanic figure whose ambitions were even greater than his formidable energies. Beginning his career as a folklorist in the 1930s with field recordings of...
  • Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author

    Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author
    Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69. The cause was a heart...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading for kids

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading for kids
    "The Story of Martin Luther King Jr." (2002) By Johnny Ray Moore, illustrated by Amy Wummer Ideals, 21 pages, $6.95 Ages: 1-4 The life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. in easy-to-understand language for small children. "Martin's Big Words: The...
  • Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition

    Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition
    Dale Fetherling, an author and editor who helped create The Times' San Diego County edition in 1978 and guided it through its closure in 1992 during an economic downturn, died Tuesday at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego of complications following...
  • January 25: Author - Dan P. McAdams Talks About His Book, George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream: A Psychological Portrait

    January 25: Author - Dan P. McAdams Talks About His Book, George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream: A Psychological Portrait
    Dan P. McAdams To purchase a copy of the book: George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream: A Psychological Portrait (Inner Lives) George W. Bush remains a highly controversial figure, a man for whom millions of Americans have very strong feelings. Dan...
  • Book review: 'Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty' by Phoebe Hoban

    Book review: 'Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty' by Phoebe Hoban
    Alice Neel The Art of Not Sitting Pretty Phoebe Hoban St. Martin's Press: 479 pp., $35 Here comes that old question, the one that pops up when a new biography of a prominent artist or writer is published: Do we judge an artist by the life or the work?...