| Mar 6, 2011
International fame just doesn't happen to many classical composers. But when it does, it can strike like a runaway train.
Consider Thomas Adès. Hailed in his 20s as the heir to Benjamin Britten and more recently by the New York Times as maybe "the most...
| Jun 10, 2011
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Question: I'm a Holocaust survivor who made it to the United States through the Dominican Republic by a big miracle. As time went by, I realized one thing: God did not let the Holocaust happen; we let it happen.
Recently, I read a newspaper article about...
| Dec 17, 2010
Twenty years ago, or even 10 years ago, the idea that anyone would pay more than $65,000 for a Hyundai -- for a Hyundai! -- would be unthinkable.
And while Hyundai executives won't like this, it still seems pretty optimistic, despite the startling...
| Dec 22, 2010
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Last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety made it even harder for a new car or SUV to earn the agency's highest award of Top Safety Pick. By adding a roof-strength test more stringent than the government's, IIHS knocked the crop of designees...
| Dec 27, 2010
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Editor's note: This is the first of two parts.
The latest description of the employment challenged is the term "in transition." According to the Advanced English Dictionary, "transition" means, "A change from one place or state or subject or stage to...
| Dec 29, 2010
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For a team that nearly didn't have a place to play, the O.C. Chargers ended their first campaign as champions on the gridiron.
On a rainy Saturday at Huntington Beach High's Sheue Field, the local Amateur Athletic Union youth football team, composed of...
| Jan 4, 2011
Five years later, Jo-Ann Jackson isn't sure that anything could have saved her husband of just two months, Officer Brian Jackson.
"I honestly don't think it could have been prevented," said the Rockwall widow.
The Dallas police veteran was killed...
| Jan 10, 2011
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Repeating sentiments from Eminem's "Lose Yourself" — at least the bit at the beginning that doesn't need radio edits — Chrysler Brand CEO Olivier Francois called the redesigned 300 flagship the product of "how people react when their backs are...
| Jan 12, 2011
Actor Max McLean has been working like the devil for years.
More precisely, he has been portraying a senior demon, Screwtape, in the vast bureaucracy of the Devil, in the two-person show, "The Screwtape Letters," which will be presented at 4 and 8 p.m....
| Oct 28, 2010
The clash between science and faith is a subject that bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund returns to in her new novel "Adam & Eve," but, unlike her previous books "Ahab's Wife" and "Abundance," her latest demands a suspension of disbelief that is...
| Oct 30, 2010
Not a short story, not quite a novella — wasn't that a Britney Spears song? — the oxymoronic long short story is an underemployed literary form. (For argument's sake, let's say the long short story ranges from 30 to 60 pages.) F. Scott...