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Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard as an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st...
The Hartford CourantThe show: The world premiere of Mark St. Germain's "Dr. Ruth, All the Way" at Barrington Stage's St. Germain Theater, Pittsfield, Mass. First impression: A big hand for the little ladies — actress Debra Jo Rupp portraying sex therapist and media...
HERSHEY PARK CONTEST PHL17 WPHL-TV OFFICIAL RULES 1. TO ENTER: (a) You must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest begins Monday, June 25, 2012 11:59PM EST and...
Michael J. Ybarra, a former Times reporter who had recently chronicled his extreme-sports adventures for the Wall Street Journal, was killed in a mountain-climbing fall over the weekend on the edge of Yosemite National Park. He was 45. A veteran...
When Susan Mary Alsop died in August 2004 at the age of 86, her death marked the end of a legendary era in Washington social and political life. The wife of columnist Joseph Alsop, she had a front-row seat in the theater of 20th century power players, was...
Tags: Marriage, Adultery, CBS Corp., Jean Cocteau, Family
Illustration by Steven SalernoAs life seems to slow to a snail’s pace during summer’s languorous days, it’s the perfect time to indulge in reading. Thrillers and spooky tales provide a particular chill on a torpid evening. Light and breezy reads are the perfect...
Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...
One of the best biographies I have ever read was "Another Man's War: The True Story of One Man's Battle to Save Children in the Sudan," by Sam Childers, aka the machine gun preacher. It painted the image of Childers fighting for orphans in Sudan, and also...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Cancer, Karen Carpenter, John Belushi
Special to Tribune NewspapersSimon Sebag Montefiore's epic survey of Jerusalem's sanguinary history does not inspire confidence in the civilizing qualities of religion. The pile of corpses accumulated over millenniums from the persecutions both perpetrated and endured by all three of...
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...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Passage of Power The Years of Lyndon Johnson Robert Caro Alfred A. Knopf: 736 pp., $35 "The Passage of Power," the fourth volume in Robert Caro's epic biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, encompasses the period of LBJ's deepest humiliation and...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWonder 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....
Tags: Babe Ruth, Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, Hank Aaron, Wilt Chamberlain
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