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  • Argentine leader to undergo surgery to remove blood outside brain

    MEXICO CITY — Doctors plan to operate on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Tuesday morning to remove blood that has collected outside of her brain, the apparent result of a fall the 60-year-old leader took in August, officials...
  • Alice Munro's quiet, precise works lead to Nobel Prize in literature

    Alice Munro's quiet, precise works lead to Nobel Prize in literature
    Alice Munro was nowhere to be found on Thursday morning when the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize in literature. The permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Peter Englund, had to leave her a voice mail. The short story writer surfaced...
  • Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields

    Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields
    Vaddey Ratner didn't expect much when she first took on the project of writing a novel about a young Cambodian girl and her family who are forced into the countryside by the Khmer Rouge as part of the communist group's program of genocide that began in...
  • Why sex onstage rarely works

    Why sex onstage rarely works
    After I pointed out that the Goodman Theatre production of Christopher Shinn's "Teddy Ferrara" contains a goodly amount of onstage groping, poking and unbuttoning, a fevered member of the Twitterati made a rather stinging observation. "Chris Jones," the...
  • James DePreist dies at 76; artistic advisor to Pasadena Symphony

    James DePreist dies at 76; artistic advisor to Pasadena Symphony
    James DePreist, artistic advisor to the Pasadena Symphony and Pops and one of the few African American conductors to lead major orchestras in the United States and abroad, died Friday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 76. The cause was...
  • Fiction

    The Glass Ocean Lori Baker Penguin Press, $25.95 A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August) -----------...
  • Russians hedging their bets on prospects for Syrian peace accord

    Russian officials are working diligently with U.S. counterparts to revive collapsed peace talks on Syria’s future after more than two years of bloody civil war. But Moscow also has threatended to ship sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to the...
  • Dr. Jacquelin Perry dies at 94; polio specialist

    Dr. Jacquelin Perry dies at 94; polio specialist
    The country was in the grip of a polio epidemic in the 1950s when orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacquelin Perry began performing spinal surgeries in Downey that helped paralyzed survivors of the disease regain mobility. When some of the same patients...
  • One dead in latest shooting of polio workers in Pakistan

    One dead in latest shooting of polio workers in Pakistan
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Gunmen killed a female polio worker and injured another near the northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults on vaccination teams working to eradicate the disease in Pakistan. The women were...
  • Dorothy DeBolt dies at 89; adoption advocate raised 20 children

    Dorothy DeBolt dies at 89; adoption advocate raised 20 children
    It was a story Dorothy Atwood DeBolt enjoyed telling, one that any harried parent of young children might find somewhat familiar. The phone rang one day as the busy mother raced around her home, getting ready for an out-of-town trip and wrapping up...
  • Rare film depicts Franklin Roosevelt in wheelchair

    Drowsy from watching hours of unedited World War II film footage, Ray Begovich snapped to attention when one eight-second snippet flashed before him. Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College in Indiana, was visiting the National Archives...