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  • PASSINGS: George Barrett, Enrique Zileri, Valeri Petrov, Steven R. Nagel

     George Barrett Tennessee lawyer fought for civil rights  George Barrett, 86, a Tennessee lawyer who represented civil rights plaintiffs for more than 50 years and helped end segregation of the state's universities, died Tuesday at a hospital in...
  • Jon Hamm mines Russian lit in darkly comic 'Young Doctor's Notebook'

    Jon Hamm mines Russian lit in darkly comic 'Young Doctor's Notebook'
    In the Ovation series "A Young Doctor's Notebook," Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star as young and old versions of the same character, an unnamed physician assigned to a tiny hospital in a remote village in revolutionary Russia. Think "Northern Exposure"...
  • Karen Abbott's history of four Civil War women who spied or lied

    Karen Abbott's history of four Civil War women who spied or lied
    The story of Civil War spy Elizabeth Van Lew almost defies belief. A wealthy society woman living in Richmond, Va., during the Civil War, Van Lew engaged in extensive undercover work for the Union — right under the noses of the Confederacy. Not only...
  • IMF board stands behind Lagarde over French probe

    IMF board stands behind Lagarde over French probe
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's board on Friday stood behind the global lender's leader Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe dating from 2008. French magistrates...
  • Venice Film Review: Al Pacino in 'The Humbling'

    An actor prepares to face the final curtain of his career in "The Humbling," director Barry Levinson's free-form adaptation of Philip Roth's penultimate novel, about a star of stage and screen beginning to lose the tricks of his trade (and possibly his...
  • ‘Omen’ series ‘Damien’ next for ‘Walking Dead’ veteran Glen Mazzara

     
    Glen Mazzara is resurrecting the Antichrist for Lifetime. The former showrunner of AMC's “The Walking Dead” is masterminding a new […]...
  • Woodbury ushers in 130th year

    Woodbury ushers in 130th year
    Students at Woodbury University began classes on Friday with a "Welcome Week" full of lively activities — but also a focus on the dead. This year, Woodbury plans to partner with Burbank Public Library's "One Book, One Community" program and...
  • Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72; scholar of Tlingit language, culture

     Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72; scholar of Tlingit language, culture
    A fish doesn't jump in Tlingit, the native language of indigenous people of Southeast Alaska. It performs a feat no word in English can adequately express. The verb in Tlingit captures the instant when a fish breaks the surface, the sequence of sounds...
  • British actor and film director Richard Attenborough dies -BBC

    LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - British actor and film director Richard Attenborough died on Sunday at the age of 90, the BBC reported, citing his son. Among his most famous works were the 1982 Indian epic "Gandhi," which went on to win eight Oscars including...
  • Apodaca: Time to rethink the role of testing?

    When I was a senior in high school, I had an English teacher who had a profound effect on my life. To be honest, at first I thought she was a little weird because she was, well, old. But before long I began devouring the assigned readings —...
  • On non-readers

    On non-readers
    One of our universities recently made a survey of the reading habits of the American public; it decided that forty-eight percent of all Americans read, during a year, no book at all. I picture to myself that reader — non-reader, rather; one man...