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  • 49ers Harbaugh: Kaepernick fabulous

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - San Francisco 49ers - INSIDE SLANT San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick can no longer be mentioned in the same sentence as Dustin Vaughan and Chandler Harnish. Well, ok -- that preceding sentence will be...
  • Let confusion reign

    Let confusion reign
    Dan Cameron, chief curator of the Orange County Museum of Art, said unpacking more than 100 selected artworks to showcase at the museum's Avant-Garde Collection was like experiencing the joy of a favorite holiday. "It's exactly like Christmas," he...
  • Paul Greenberg: A stillness in the city

    Just a few blocks away from Little Rock's snaggle-toothed skyline, its intersecting interstates and rush-hour traffic, an island of respite opens in the middle of downtown. It's an exhibit of photographs taken between 1995 and 2012 in and around sleepy...
  • How Bill Clinton, improbably, became America's favorite politician

    How Bill Clinton, improbably, became America's favorite politician
    When Bill Clinton left the White House in January 2001, Americans had experienced quite enough of the boisterous Big Dog and his unending dramas, both personal and political. Republican George W. Bush defeated Clinton's vice president and preferred...
  • A passionate Sellars-Rattle triumph with Bach's 'St. Matthew'

     A passionate Sellars-Rattle triumph with Bach's 'St. Matthew'
    Bach's "St. Matthew" Passion, that most exalted of music's numinous monuments, was performed Saturday night by the exalted Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by the exalted Simon Rattle, sung by superb (and of course exalted) soloists and chorus at the...
  • Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias

    Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias
    Freshmen at colleges around the country for years have been assigned to read the same books as a way to bond at orientation and to encourage intellectual interactions rather than just social ones. But this year, some of the reading selections are coming...
  • Pisano to step down after 13 years leading L.A.'s Natural History Museum

    Pisano to step down after 13 years leading L.A.'s Natural History Museum
    Jane Pisano will step down as president of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County after 13 years in which she led the museum to financial recovery in the early 2000s, then oversaw a nearly complete overhaul and updating of the galleries and...
  • Troy Aikman to have number retired by UCLA

    Troy Aikman’s last game in the Rose Bowl wasn’t when he was playing UCLA, but when he was in the NFL. In 1993, Super Bowl XXVII was held in Pasadena and pitted the Dallas Cowboys against the Buffalo Bills. Aikman, who quarterbacked the...
  • 'Banner' a hit song with staying power

    'Banner' a hit song with staying power
    The sight that stirred Francis Scott Key on the morning of Sept. 14, 1814, from the deck of a ship on the Patapsco River, not only gave proof of the country's ability to survive a war with Britain. It also generated the verses that, set to a song of...
  • Joseph E. Persico dies at 84; historian, biographer of FDR

    Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer whose books on subjects ranging from the Nuremberg trials to the life of Gen. Colin Powell combined dogged research with a novelist's narrative skills, died Aug. 30 at a hospital in Albany, N.Y., after a...
  • Fall promises bounty of great new books

    Fall promises bounty of great new books
    Writing a fall books preview on a limited word budget is a futile exercise. So many great titles hit the shelves in the peak publishing season that kicks off in September and runs through the end of the year, that even as we highlight quite a few, we...