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  • Sylvia Bursztyn dies at 62; created Sunday crossword puzzles for the L.A. Times

    Sylvia Bursztyn, who parlayed her playful spirit and love of language into a 30-year career of creating devilishly clever Sunday crossword puzzles for the Los Angeles Times, has died. She was 62. Bursztyn was found dead at her Granada Hills home on Dec....
  • John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence

    John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence
    In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting. He called...
  • Jacqueline Piatigorsky dies at 100; chess champion, sculptor

    Jacqueline Piatigorsky dies at 100; chess champion, sculptor
    Jacqueline Piatigorsky was born into the Rothschild banking clan and grew up in a palace in Paris, but her silver spoon came with a ball and shackles. She rarely left her sumptuous homes and was dominated by a callous nanny. She felt invisible to her...
  • Stolen Lives: James Bain spent 35 years in prison for a rape he did not commit

    Stolen Lives: James Bain spent 35 years in prison for a rape he did not commit
    TAMPA — James Bain is 55 and struggling to pass his driving test. He's taken it twice this year and failed both times. He had a license in the 1970s. He also had a job and a future. But someone raped a 9-year-old boy in Lake Wales. The child said...
  • 'Fish Men' is at its best when chess is front and center

    'Fish Men' is at its best when chess is front and center
    Oxymoronic as the whole notion may seem, chess hustlers are one of the pleasures of urban life. I've watched naive amateur players get taken for hard cash by well-masked intellectual killers in Washington Square Park in New York, Harvard Square in...
  • Going with your gut

     Going with your gut
    When struggling to make decisions, whether it's choosing an ice cream flavor or a spouse, a common piece of advice urges: Go with your gut. But is the gut really all that wise? Where is it even getting its intel? A gut feeling, also known as instinct or...
  • Daily crossword

    Daily crossword
  • Increase your brain health by optimizing your mind and body

    Increase your brain health by optimizing your mind and body
    What causes you anxiety in the middle of the night? For some people age 50-plus the fear of losing one's mind, literally toAlzheimer'sor dementia, can cause tossing and turning. While there is no magic bullet to prevent dementia, including Alzheimer's,...
  • "Imperfect Birds" by Anne Lamott

    "Imperfect Birds" by Anne Lamott
    "Imperfect Birds" By Anne Lamott Penguin Group, 288 pages, $25.95 We might as well begin with Ingmar Bergman’s film “The Seventh Seal,” which plays at a local theater in Anne Lamott’s new novel, “Imperfect Birds,” and...
  • Internet fun that's also educational

    Internet fun that's also educational
    You've probably scaled back your children's screen time this summer, and we applaud your efforts to encourage kids to put down their tablets in favor of outdoor play. Still, when youngsters are allowed online, there is no reason their Internet...
  • Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation

    Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation
    -------------------- Hostage A Novel Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson Alfred A. Knopf: 214 pp., $25.95 -------------------- It's hard to read Elie Wiesel's new novel, "Hostage," without thinking about his classic...