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  • 10 things you might not know about military-speak

    10 things you might not know about military-speak
    The U.S. military has embarked on an air campaign over Iraq and Syria with a name that has invited derision — Operation Inherent Resolve. That got us to thinking about why war lingo is so strange. And what a good time to examine that — as we mark the 73rd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, known to the Japanese as Operation Z.
  • Stan Freberg: Madcap Maestro Marks 70 Years in Show Business

    Whenever you chuckle at a funny ad spot, think of Stan Freberg, the spirit-genius behind it. The multi-hyphenate, who prefers the simple label "satirist," literally changed the state of multimedia through 70 distinguished years in animation, radio,...

    New portrait book 'Art of Discovery' examines celebrity inspiration

    New portrait book 'Art of Discovery' examines celebrity inspiration
    The new book "The Art of Discovery" pairs celebrity portraits with quotes about moments that inspired them as people and artists. The book is by Wire Image co-founder Jeff Vespa. It was designed by Nancy Rouemy, a former art director at the New York...

    Robin Williams ran a comedy marathon at a sprint

    Robin Williams was impossible to confuse with any other comedian. He cited Peter Sellers and “The Goon Show” among his inspirations, but among American comedians, his only obvious forebear (and eventual “Mork and Mindy” costar)...

    Larry Moss, Dialect Coach, Dies at 83

    Larry Moss, dialect coach, as well as diction and acting tutor for many in Hollywood, died at his home in Santa Monica on Feb. 19. He was 83. Moss prepped hundreds of film, television and theater actors for challenging roles. He was a master at accents...