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  • Christopher Hitchens dies at 62; engaging, enraging author and essayist

    Christopher Hitchens dies at 62; engaging, enraging author and essayist
    Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation's most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was 62.
  • Feedback: What's on your bookshelf right now?

    Feedback: What's on your bookshelf right now?
    Last week, we asked what you had on your bookshelf right now and your answers varied from new reads to beloved favorites. See all the responses below and make sure to answer

    Tony Awards: 'Death of a Salesman' wins for revival of a play

    Tony Awards: 'Death of a Salesman' wins for revival of a play
    The recent production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, won the Tony Award for revival of a play. Scott Rudin, one of the producer's of the revival, accepted the award and was joined on stage by...

    Remembering Owsley "Bear" Stanley (1935-2011) [Audio]

     
    The obituary for Owsley "Bear" Stanley ran in the news pages of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, but it spiritually inhabits the music section. Though he never received the cult of his contemporary, Timothy Leary, the eccentric Stanley did...

    Monster Mash: Louvre, Leonardo; Meryl Streep, women's museum

     
    The Louvre Museum in Paris is facing accusations that it overcleaned a painting by Leonardo da Vinci -- "The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne." Meryl Streep talks about her effort to help establish a women's history museum.