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  • Lawmakers may donate Obama's former state senate seat -- or at least his chair

    Lawmakers may donate Obama's former state senate seat -- or at least his chair
    State lawmakers took steps today to loan or donate Barack Obama's state Senate seat to his presidential library — and took pains to note they weren't trying to turn the items into "golden" assets the way imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich did....
  • 'Survivor Cagayan' recap, 'Straw That Broke the Camel's Back'

    It’s a wet night after last week’s Tribal Council, and Spencer is pissed that no one told him that they weren’t going to vote Tony out. Tony thinks it’s because they were toying with him, but the truth is that Kass (and possibly...
  • Review: 'Young & Beautiful' ★★★

    Review: 'Young & Beautiful' ★★&#9733
    Following hot on the heels of his return to playfully serious form with "In the House" after several slighter efforts, writer-director Francois Ozon continues his mid-career roll with "Young & Beautiful." Like "House," the new film is a nuanced,...
  • At 9/11 memorial, President Obama praises the day's heroes

    At 9/11 memorial, President Obama praises the day's heroes
    President Obama praised the love, compassion and sacrifice that Americans displayed amid tragedy as the true “spirit of 9/11” on Thursday as he helped dedicate a memorial built on the site of that day’s terror attacks. The events of...
  • Rivka Galchen on 'American Innovations'

    Rivka Galchen on 'American Innovations'
    In Rivka Galchen's short story collection "American Innovations," life is both simpler and more complicated than it seems.The main characters, most of them young professional women, generally live in a recognizable contemporary world that seems to have...
  • President Obama attends 9/11 museum ceremony in New York

    President Obama attends 9/11 museum ceremony in New York
    President Obama spoke at the opening ceremony of the long-delayed National September 11 Memorial Museum on Thursday, invoking the memory of those killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks. The dedication ceremony in New York was attended by current and...
  • Locarno Film Festival To Honor Spanish Auteur Victor Erice

    The Locarno Film Festival will fete Spanish auteur Victor Erice with a Golden Leopard for lifetime achievement. Erice kicked off his career in 1974 with "The Spirit of the Beehive," which is considered a masterpiece. His subsequent works include "The...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Faire: L'amour'

    Centering on a Parisian rapper who has to deal with sudden deafness and a woman who's on temporary leave from prison to see her son, "Faire: L'amour" (abbreviated as "FLA") buries a poignant, confrontational exploration of loneliness and self-absorption...
  • Review: Lady Antebellum at Hard Rock Live

    Review: Lady Antebellum at Hard Rock Live
     Lady Antebellum came out swinging Friday night, with an entertaining entrance from the back of Hard Rock Live and the trio's current hit, "Compass."  They didn't let up from there, keeping their collective feet on the gas pedal throughout their 90-...
  • TV Review: 'The System With Joe Berlinger'

    Producer-director Joe Berlinger is not exactly a natural as a TV personality. Yet his show for Al Jazeera America, "The System With Joe Berlinger," is a natural for television -- a tough, spare look at a criminal-justice system filled with miscarriages...
  • Dr. Stanley R. Platman, psychiatrist

    Dr. Stanley R. Platman, psychiatrist
    Dr. Stanley Roy Platman, a retired psychiatrist and health administrator recalled as a champion of community-based mental health services, died after heart surgery May 7 at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. The Guilford resident was 79. "Stanley would...