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  • Fauna of the newsroom; a Throwback Thursday feature

    The “Throwback Thursday” convention is such a convenient gimmick for repurposing and recycling material that it would be a shame not to take advantange of it. Some time back I put together a little classification of the types of copy editors in a post, “Linnaeus on the copy desk.” Subsequently I wrote posts about the types of writers and bosses. And today, for the benefit of those of you who have frequented these premises only recently, here are all three.
  • Jimmy Carter hopes the play 'Camp David' comes to Broadway

    Jimmy Carter has been a governor, the nation's commander in chief and a Nobel Prize winner. One thing he still would like to see is himself on a Broadway stage. The 39th president is hoping Lawrence Wright's play "Camp David" can find a Broadway...

    Hugh D. Auchincloss III, stepbrother of Jackie Kennedy, dies

    Hugh D. Auchincloss III, stepbrother and lifelong friend of Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. He was 87. Auchincloss, known by the nickname Yusha, died Saturday of B-cell lymphoma at his home at Hammersmith Farm in Rhode Island, according to his children....

    Legendary Gore Vidal-William F. Buckley rivalry coming to screens

    Legendary Gore Vidal-William F. Buckley rivalry coming to screens
    The highly public clashes between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr., two vehemently opposed public intellectuals, is explored in a new documentary. "Best of Enemies" will kick off the AFI Docs film festival in Washington, D.C., on June 17. The...

    AFI Docs to open with 'Best of Enemies,' close with 'Mavis'

    AFI Docs to open with 'Best of Enemies,' close with 'Mavis'
    Films about an intellectual rivalry that foreshadowed the rise of pundit television and a soul singer who left behind a civil-rights legacy will bookend this year's AFI Docs. The Washington, D.C.-area festival will kick off June 17 with Morgan Neville...