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  • At USC's Thornton School of Music, moving way beyond the canon

    At USC's Thornton School of Music, moving way beyond the canon
    Visitors have been known to get lost at USC, a 226-acre scholastic oasis in the middle of a sprawling city. This year the university has added some helpful signposts, like the huge banners trumpeting the 125th anniversary of the Thornton School of Music...
  • '35 Shots of Rum'

    '35 Shots of Rum'
    For 20 years, Claire Denis has been among France's foremost filmmakers with her acute yet subtle observations of the ebbs and flows within relationships. Her perception and understanding seem to grow only richer over the years, and her newest film, "35...
  • The Siren's Call: An epic poet as Mary Shelley's co-author

    The Siren's Call: An epic poet as Mary Shelley's co-author
    How did Mary Shelley come up with the idea for "Frankenstein"? Did that spooky storytelling contest at the Villa Diodati in 1816 -- you know, the one with Byron, John Polidori and Mary's husband Percy -- send her imagination into high gear? Was it all the...
  • 'Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor' by Tad Friend

    'Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor' by Tad Friend
    Tad Friend's "Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor" is a memoir of growing up in the once unassailable American ruling class -- and of a long personal struggle to shed some of the emotional baggage such a lineage conferred....
  • School districts going cyber

    It costs a lot to run a school district, as East Penn School District Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger can attest. Besides the salaries and supplies his budget has to cover, there are the costs to heat the buildings, fuel the buses and keep the...
  • Dixon's pull in session critical

    Dixon's pull in session critical
    One after another, the Baltimore lawmakers spat complaints at Mayor Sheila Dixon. Dels. Nathaniel T. Oaks and Ann Marie Doory said they couldn't believe the mayor hadn't shared a traffic study with them. Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr. said he was "irritated...
  • As Foreclosures Grow, Cities, Eastern Towns Hardest Hit

    Shirley Reimann powers up her computer most mornings at the social services agency she supervises in Killingly and immediately runs a Google search: Windham County foreclosures. What she sees has her worried. The number of houses and condominiums for...
  • 'Who Will Write Our History?' by Samuel D. Kassow

    'Who Will Write Our History?' by Samuel D. Kassow
    Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive From the Warsaw Ghetto Samuel D. Kassow Vintage: 524 pp., $16.95 paper Emanuel Ringelblum was an inveterate optimist who, in 1930s Warsaw, believed that Polish Jewry had a future. Neither...
  • Mother: 'I didn't kill this child'

    She joked that before he died, her nearly 3-year-old son weighed less than her infant daughter. She offered no explanation for the blood that police found on the bedroom walls and ceiling or on the bassinet in which the boy often slept -- other than the...
  • Sale at Warisan

    Sale at Warisan
    Warisan, the solid-wood furniture firm celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is extending its annual storewide sale until Feb. 28. Savings of 20% to 75% are offered on Indonesian home furnishings and accessories. One of the best deals is the Ijo...
  • Father testifies he was too busy to notice son's neglect

    Taking the witness stand to defend himself against charges of abuse and murder in the death of his young son, John J. Griffin said yesterday he had been too busy with work to notice the boy's worsening condition, and that he had not seen any wounds on the...