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  • Nathaniel Branden dies at 84; acolyte and lover of Ayn Rand

    Nathaniel Branden dies at 84; acolyte and lover of Ayn Rand
    Nathaniel Branden, writer Ayn Rand's former devotee, lover and intellectual heir, who, after a bitter schism, moved to Los Angeles and became a bestselling author on self-esteem, has died. He was 84. Branden, a psychotherapist, died Wednesday at his...
  • Brittany Maynard's death not expected to galvanize end-of-life movement

    The death of Brittany Maynard has renewed attention on physician-assisted suicide, but medical ethicists and political activists said Monday that significant legal change would probably take much more time to evolve. Maynard, who had brain cancer, chose...
  • Suffield Players and local teacher staging performance of new musical

    The Suffield Players are helping Suffield High School film teacher Carl Casinghino bring to life his new musical. And in return, he is helping them. "Winners" debuts at Mapleton Hall on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the $10...
  • Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood's Living Memory

    The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939....
  • 'Into the Woods' reunion shows Sondheim can still cast a spell

    'Into the Woods' reunion shows Sondheim can still cast a spell
    "Once upon a time," the open sesame of childhood fantasy, worked its magic on adults Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where an "Into the Woods" reunion was held with the show's creators, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, and several of the...
  • 'Feminism Unfinished' looks at movement's diversity

     'Feminism Unfinished' looks at movement's diversity
    It's not Beyonce in front of blazing lights, but "Feminism Unfinished" (Liveright Publishing) should grab our attention. The new book, subtitled "A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements," is co-authored by three academics —...
  • Blowback: Academic boycott of Israel gives voice to peaceful protest

    Blowback: Academic boycott of Israel gives voice to peaceful protest
    This past weekend, American Studies Assn. members held our annual conference in Los Angeles, with the theme "The Fun and the Fury." Those familiar with the ASA mainly because of news about our year-old academic boycott of Israel might be surprised by...
  • The sham drug idea of the year: 'pink Viagra'

    The sham drug idea of the year: 'pink Viagra'
    Many women report losing their desire for sex, some temporarily, some permanently. Is this a relationship problem, a normal aspect of life changes or, as the pharmaceutical industry maintains, an “unmet medical need”? That was the question...
  • 'Through a Lens Darkly' tackles a photographic divide in America

    'Through a Lens Darkly' tackles a photographic divide in America
    The photographs of young black men are startling in their contrasts: a slave in chains, a professor in a suit; a body dangling from a lynch mob's rope, a musician with a violin. The images illuminate a nation's racial divide and how African Americans...
  • USC is no longer top U.S. spot for international students

    USC is no longer top U.S. spot for international students
    For the first time in 13 years, USC has lost its title as the leader in recruiting lucrative foreign students, according to a new report. USC enrolled about 10,900 students from outside the country in the last academic year, according to a survey of U....
  • Sex abuse case raises issue of justice for elderly suspects

    Sex abuse case raises issue of justice for elderly suspects
    William Bricker's home is nestled in a woodsy area right outside the quaint downtown of Glen Arbor, Mich., a scenic lakefront community near the northern tip of the state's Lower Peninsula that's been a popular draw for tourists and other retirees from...