| Sep 15, 2013
Russell Brand has perfected the art of comedian as rock star, with his looks, bad boy lifestyle, and generally hip English persona. With his new tour “Messiah Complex,” he seems to have moved on, imagining himself as both a hero and a savior,...
| Feb 23, 2012
Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
| Aug 15, 2012
Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter'
Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 12:12 PM
Farmer Brown has a problem. All day long he hears the sound of "click, clack, moo" as his cows pound out missives on their battered typewriter instead of producing milk.
Adults would call the situation a serious labor dispute.
But the preschool-young...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
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| Apr 4, 2011
Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming biography of Malcolm X could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, has died only days before the book described as his life's work was to be published. He was 60.
| Jun 1, 2011
| 5:50 PM
As he tries to deliver on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign promise of a parent contract, the new chief executive of Chicago Public Schools is meeting with parents to figure out what such an agreement should contain.
CPS’ new schools chief Jean-...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 11:35 AM
I was in the CNN green room in Washington Sunday when I heard about the death of pioneering CBS newsman Mike Wallace at 93 Sunday.
Being a live show, host Howie Kurtz and the CNN team scrapped the planned opening and went with a segment on Wallace that I...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Mike Wallace, who pioneered and then dominated the probing and enduringly popular hallmark TV magazine series "60 Minutes," died Saturday night, CBS announced. He was 93.
Wallace, who had triple heart bypass surgery in early 2008, died in New Haven,...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 1:42 PM
The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes award today had a big gap -- there was no winner in the fiction category, which must have ticked off a whole lot of marketing execs. What will they do with all the "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize" stickers they had printed up for...
| Jan 6, 2012
Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99.