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  • Rep. Charles Rangel, 84, tries humor to fend off younger challengers

    It was Rep. Charles Rangel's turn to speak in a debate against two rivals hoping to end the New York Democrat's 44-year congressional career. Instead of addressing the audience, though, the 84-year-old Rangel casually picked up his phone, pretended to...
  • New York rent hearings grow rancorous with freeze under consideration

    New York rent hearings grow rancorous with freeze under consideration
    Hisses filtered through the crowd as Loren Renz lamented the harsh winter's impact on her brownstone near Central Park, a building she bought 35 years ago. She had spent more than $50,000 since January fixing problems related to months of icy weather,...
  • Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis

    Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis
    Scientists can't predict what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a mysterious and painful autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints. But they're targeting an intriguing new suspect: the trillions of microbes living and working inside the gut....
  • Film Review: 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus'

    Although Spike Lee has made it clear from the start that his Kickstarter-funded "blood addiction" drama "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" isn't a remake of 1972's blaxploitation "Blacula," it turns out that the closely guarded project is in fact a remake -- at...
  • Spike Lee on 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' and Hollywood's Diversity Problem

    Spike Lee's latest horror film, "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," is about a couple of bloodsuckers, but don't call them vampires. "This is not a vampire story," Lee says from his production offices in Brooklyn. "Vampires can't go out in the day in the Fort...
  • Allan Folsom dies at 72; who sold first novel for record $2 million

    Allan Folsom dies at 72; who sold first novel for record $2 million
    After three decades of pitching his screenplays, Allan Folsom had a handful of credits: two episodes of the 1980s series "Hart to Hart," a nature documentary and a syndicated TV movie. Then came the kind of blockbuster break that struggling writers...
  • Herb Jeffries dies at 100; Hollywood's first black singing cowboy

    Herb Jeffries dies at 100; Hollywood's first black singing cowboy
    Herb Jeffries, who sang with the Duke Ellington Orchestra during the Swing Era and made movie history in the 1930s as "The Bronze Buckaroo," the silver screen's first black singing cowboy, has died. He was 100. Jeffries died of heart failure Sunday at...
  • Daniel Keyes, author of 1966 novel 'Flowers for Algernon,' dies at 86

    Daniel Keyes, author of 1966 novel 'Flowers for Algernon,' dies at 86
    Daniel Keyes, whose fascination with the workings of the mind drove a writing career that produced the classic 1966 novel "Flowers for Algernon," died Sunday at his South Florida home from complications of pneumonia, his family said. He was 86. "Flowers...
  • Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies at 91; successful Hollywood screenwriter in 1970s and '80s

    Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies at 91; successful Hollywood screenwriter in 1970s and '80s
    Lorenzo Semple Jr. was one of the hottest screenwriters in Hollywood in the 1970s and '80s, working on star-studded films such as "Papillon," with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman; "Three Days of the Condor," headlined by Robert Redford; and "Never Say...
  • Gerald Edelman dies at 84; Nobel-winner was 'Darwin of nervous system'

    Gerald Edelman, a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 1972 who later joined the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and wrote books and numerous articles about the brain, the nervous system and consciousness that amazed and sometimes annoyed his scientific...
  • National Music Theater Institute Planned For O'Neill Center

    To capitalize on the increasing interest by young people in the area of music theater, Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is launching this fall a new division of the National Theater Institute called the National Music Theater...