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  • Track's credibility takes huge hit with big-name failed drug tests

    Track's credibility takes huge hit with big-name failed drug tests
    Hey, pro cycling: Move over on that trash heap so there is some room for track and field. Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track's credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis. Sunday, leading U.S....
  • Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies

    Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies
    In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American. In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
  • In Theory: Does God answer simple questions?

    A post has been making the rounds recently on social media sites such as Facebook in which a man asks God a series of questions and God answers. The man starts off by asking, "Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?" He goes on to list several...
  • Wedgwood marks peg age, and often, value

    Q: Any info on value for this Wedgwood basalt tea set left to me by a relative? If it is valuable, I want to sell. A: First, let's clue readers on Wedgwood basalt. Most know about the company's dinnerware and colored Jasper wares with white applied...
  • Elvis Presley on Encore: Network shines the spotlight on The King’s movies all month long

     
    Elvis Presley made 31 movies between 1956-69, and while his celluloid career will never be as celebrated as his musical output, it’s hard not to crack a smile when thinking about good-time movies like Viva Las Vegas, Blue Hawaii and, of course,...
  • Oscars: Big stars, confounding choices, enduring fascination

     
    Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep will present at the Oscars this Sunday, and their inclusion will bring needed oomph to the 85th annual awards. Maybe James Bond will help, too. The Oscars will salute the 50-year-old film franchise and offer...
  • Can you name 5 of the top 10 'all-time greatest' movies, TV shows, books etc.?

     
    The new Entertainment Weekly has taken on the bravura task of naming the all-time top 100 movies, TV shows, albums novels, plays (top 50 only), and musicals (top 10 only) of all time. To my mind, each list is infected......
  • Book review: 'Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart' by Stefan Kanfer

    Book review: 'Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart' by Stefan Kanfer
    No other star of Hollywood's golden age continues to hold audiences in quite the way that Humphrey Bogart does. The American Film Institute voted him the greatest male star of all time, and his influence as cultural icon and representative of a certain...
  • Of all the gin joints ...

    Of all the gin joints ...
    Casablanca, the classic movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, was on television yet again this week (AMC). I never tire of it. It has so many memorable scenes, like the one where Bogie slams down his fist, hangs his head and mutters,...
  • Education matters: man vs. machine

    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
  • Classically Trained: Enjoying Oz with a live score

    Classically Trained: Enjoying Oz with a live score
    I saw a rainbow over in the distance on my way to "The Wizard of Oz" concert Thursday night. Seriously. Luckily there weren't any tornadoes that night to impede mine or other Pacific Symphony concertgoers' progress to the concert hall — just a...