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  • Pete Postlethwaite: 1946-2011

     
    The great grizzled British character actor Pete Postlethwaite has died, too young to go at age 64. The longtime smoker fought and lost a long battle with cancer. Cinema audiences last caught a whiff of his menace in “The Town,” playing The...
  • Exclusive: With ‘Super 8,’ J.J. Abrams & Co. give ‘Spielberg Kids’ their comeback

     
    In the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg — as a director and producer — served up gangs of daring, resourceful, fun-loving moppets who came to define their generation. He became a Norman Rockwell of the big screen, presenting American suburbia...
  • Djimon Hounsou is the Angel of Death in the new ‘Paradise Lost’

     
    John Milton's epic poem is getting the Alex “The Crow” Proyas treatment early next year. He's landed Bradley Cooper to play Lucifer and Benjamin Walker as his Michael. And now there's an Angel of Death for the film. The great Djimon Hounsou...
  • Cajon Pass fire expected to be contained Monday

     
    A 1,200-acre brush fire that has burned for two days in the Cajon Pass, destroying several structures and forcing 1,500 residents to evacuate, was expected to be fully contained Monday, officials said. The fire broke out Friday about 12:45 p.m.......
  • Hollywood on black culture: Should it be looking forward not back?

     
    Hollywood's black history lessons: Is it time to look forward instead of backward? Patrick Goldstein studies the repercussions if the George Lucas-backed "Red Tails" doesn't catch hold....
  • Amistad America Put Into Receivership

    Amistad America Put Into Receivership
    An independent receiver was appointed Thursday to take command of Amistad America Inc., the troubled nonprofit group widely criticized for its management of the replica slave ship that it has controlled since the ship's launch 14 years ago. Attorney...
  • Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'

    Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'
    When British actor Pete Postlethwaite was studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the 1970s, the head of the school predicted he would fare well as an actor but couldn't resist telling him that he had a face like a "stone archway." "It's all in...
  • Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'

    Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'
    HARTFORD — A day after announcing his plans to leave soon, state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor addressed superintendents at their annual back-to-school meeting Tuesday, pointing to progress made during his watch and urging them to go forward...
  • Detienen en Paraguay a médico brasileño condenado a 278 años por delitos sexuales

    ASUNCIÓN (Reuters) - Agentes paraguayos detuvieron el martes en Asunción a un médico brasileño condenado a 278 años de prisión en su país por delitos sexuales que se encontraba prófugo desde 2011. Roger Abdelmassih, un especialista en fertilización,...
  • State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies

    State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Stefan Pryor, his controversial state education commissioner, will leave by January and is "actively seeking new professional opportunities'' — a move that critics branded as an election-...
  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...