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  • Floyd Abrams, America's free speaker

     Floyd Abrams, America's free speaker
    Where there's smoke arising from a free-speech matter, you're likely to find the fiery attorney Floyd Abrams. He's blazed a trail for freedom of the press from the Pentagon Papers case to protecting reporters' sources. He's just as incendiary when he's...
  • Gun advocates detail armed school guard plan

    Gun advocates detail armed school guard plan
    Gun-rights advocates unveiled Tuesday a 225-page report paid for by the National Rifle Association that lays out a vision for arming teachers to prevent the kind of mass shootings that claimed 27 lives at a Connecticut elementary school last year....
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • John Lennon, Steve Jobs and more to be featured on US stamps

    During the next few years the U.S. Postal Service will be releasing several pop culture-related stamps featuring icons like John Lennon, Steve Jobs and even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Washington Post is reporting. None of the stamp designs have...
  • Thursday Morning Reads: Pensions, vehicle fees and Jeb

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Thursday to you.   Here's what we're reading this morning.   * The Washington Post has a lengthy piece on former Gov. Jeb Bush and his links to the Hispanic community. * With a little more than a week left...
  • Canucks Coach John Tortorella has dropped the rude 'tude

    Canucks Coach John Tortorella has dropped the rude 'tude
    VANCOUVER, Canada — Anyone who saw John Tortorella's testy, 20-second news conferences when he coached the New York Rangers might have been shocked Monday when he conducted a cordial 20-minute session before the Canucks' morning skate at Rogers...
  • What Obama really said in Israel

     What Obama really said in Israel
    "I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those (Palestinian) kids, they'd say, 'I want these kids to succeed.'" — President Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21 — Very true. But how does the other side feel about...