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  • How Nelson Mandela influenced writer Nadine Gordimer

    How Nelson Mandela influenced writer Nadine Gordimer
    Writer Nadine Gordimer was 39 years old when she sat in a Pretoria, South Africa, courtroom and watched Nelson Mandela receive a life sentence for acts of subversion against the South African state. Gordimer was already an activist then, and just...
  • Friends of the Libraries: The benefits of good literature

    Though many in this digital age maintain that print is headed toward extinction, a Dec. 15 article in the Los Angeles Times says this may not be so. It seems that a number of online-only publications have begun to reconsider print — at least for...
  • Late-night monologue jokes

     
    I kind of gave up on the late-night-joke-of-the-day feature, which no one has complained about. The jokes weren't amusing me, and if this ain't amusing me I ain't doing it. Here are a few recent ones that did: Jay Leno:......
  • Actress, Writer Chris Chase Dies

    Chris Chase, a writer and actress who starred (under the name Irene Kane) in Stanley Kubrick's early film noir feature "Killer's Kiss" but spent more time co-penning the autobiographies of notables including Josephine Baker, Rosalind Russell and Betty...
  • Albert Camus at 100

    Albert Camus at 100
    I first met Albert Camus in the fall of 1980, when I was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. I say met because it felt that personal to me. His 1942 provocation “The Myth of Sisyphus” was the lead-off text in a course I was taking on...
  • No poison found in exhumed remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda

    No traces of poison were found during tests of the exhumed remains of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, forensics experts reported Friday after a six-month investigation. The revered South American poet and avowed communist died just 12 days after...
  • Minimum Wage

    An editorial in the Jan. 10 issue of the Tribune about minimum wage restates the old canard that a minimum wage increase will lead to job losses (“Work, wages and consequences”). This unproven statement harks back to at least the 1930s...
  • León Krauze aims for millennial set with news show 'Open Source'

     León Krauze aims for millennial set with news show 'Open Source'
    León Krauze grew up in a household of Mexico City intellectuals, where soccer, pop music, literature and politics were vigorously debated and it wasn't unusual to see a Nobel Prize winner seated at the family dinner table. As a youth he visited...
  • Pakistani Taliban's choice of leader signals an ominous turn

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah as head of the Pakistani Taliban signals a significant shift for the militant organization into a potentially more uncompromising, violent group based increasingly on ideology rather than...
  • Malala's book banned in private schools in Pakistan

    Malala's book banned in private schools in Pakistan
    Malala Yousafzai has become an international celebrity. In her book "I Am Malala," the Pakistani teen who survived being shot in the head by a member of the Taliban tells her story. Growing up in her father's school, she was a staunch advocate and...
  • Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' removed from New Mexico high school

    Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' removed from New Mexico high school
    A mother in Alamogordo, N.M., happened to flip through her kid's homework and was distraught by what she found. Nancy Wilmott's teenage daughter had been assigned to read the British writer Neil Gaiman's “Neverwhere,” which happens to have one...