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  • The Stan Simpson Show: Health Care Jobs, Hartford Shelter, Future Of The Media

    In the first segment, Stan talks with Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut chapter of the NAACP, and Muhammad Ansari, president of the Hartford chapter of the NAACP, about racial disparities in jobs held in the health care field. Next,...
  • Ben Bradlee dies at 93; Washington Post editor led Watergate coverage

    Ben Bradlee dies at 93; Washington Post editor led Watergate coverage
    More than 40 years ago, two young Washington Post reporters began digging into a local burglary that would have roused little interest except for one odd fact: One of the five men arrested at the Democratic Party's national headquarters worked for the...
  • Laemmle's Royal to present a Robert Redford retrospective

    Laemmle's Royal to present a Robert Redford retrospective
    Laemmle's Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles is presenting a six-day retrospective of actor-director-producer Robert Redford's seminal film roles. All movies will be shown along with his latest film, the critically lauded  "All Is Lost," for which...
  • Se amplia debate sobre viajes a Cuba

    Se amplia debate sobre viajes a Cuba
    Un creciente número de cubanos de edad madura están regresando a su tierra natal, pues no quieren seguir esperando a que termine el régimen de Castro o que se levanta el embargo económico de Estados Unidos sin antes ver su tierra. Entre ellos está...
  • How Danny Strong made 'The Butler' speak out on civil rights stories

    "I want to tell the story of the civil rights movement," I said. The late, great film producer Laura Ziskin looked at me and said, "Which part?" "All of it." Many people in our business would've immediately explained why telling such a vast story...
  • Robert Redford, a face for the ages

    Robert Redford, a face for the ages
    The lines crease and arc, deeper they have grown, spooling out from lips, chin and eyes, which glimmer like blue flames in a vigil. The face is a map, a diary; a rough terrain once smooth, showing its courage in its frailties. It is still handsome —...
  • Cannes keeps being film industry's place to be

    Cannes keeps being film industry's place to be
    — It's been 42 years since I first covered the Cannes Film Festival. Arriving on the French Riviera this week, I was struck by how Cannes has remained the quintessential place for film, despite enormous changes in the cinema landscape. Cannes...
  • Telluride Film Festival: Robert Redford receives career honor

    Telluride Film Festival: Robert Redford receives career honor
    TELLURIDE, Colo. -- In his new movie playing at the Telluride Film Festival, "All Is Lost," Robert Redford plays a solo sailor adrift at sea. But the 77-year-old actor-director appeared very much at home Friday in the Colorado mountain resort, where he...
  • The super-secret world of restaurant hand signals explained

    The super-secret world of restaurant hand signals explained
    The next time you see your restaurant server straightening a lapel or fluttering his or her fingers, you may want to take a closer look. It's all part of an elaborate world of restaurant hand signals, secret agent-style. According to Washington Post...
  • Will Ferrell goes to Newseum party, without Ron Burgundy

    Will Ferrell goes to Newseum party, without Ron Burgundy
    Will Ferrell minus the mustache. We haven't seen much of that guy lately, but at Tuesday's special event for "Anchorman: The Exhibit" at Washington's Newseum, he made a rare appearance as himself.  The new exhibit, which opened late last month, displays...
  • France: A bookish haven for Americans in Paris

    PARIS — Charles Trueheart, the director of the American Library in Paris, picked through the shelves in his office and withdrew a surprisingly well-preserved June 1922 edition of the long-gone literary magazine the Smart Set. The cover touted a...