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  • Maryhill Museum grows gracefully in rural Eastern Washington

    Maryhill Museum grows gracefully in rural Eastern Washington
    GOLDENDALE, Wash. - Sam Hill, an entrepreneur and businessman, didn't live to see his Eastern Washington hilltop mansion completed as the Maryhill Museum of Art in 1940. But he likely would have been just fine with a recently completed $10 million...
  • 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...
  • Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany

    Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany
    Like so many other blues musicians, slide guitarist Louisiana Red long struggled to make a living in his native country, so in the early 1980s he moved to Germany where, to his delight, he found audiences far more receptive to his elemental sound. He...
  • 'He's the last of the bluesmen'

    'He's the last of the bluesmen'
    He was the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and -- for an extraordinary 80-plus years -- the voice of the Delta blues. David "Honeyboy" Edwards picked cotton and pulled corn on Mississippi Delta plantations from age 9, living the hard...
  • Russian punk band's plight galvanizes artists, rights groups, leaders

     
    A Russian court's guilty verdict and prison sentence for three Russian punk rockers has united pop stars, human rights advocates and political leaders around the world in a motly phalanx of support for the women of Pussy Riot seen as victims of a new...
  • 'Terra Nova' recap: Episode 10, 'Within'

    'Terra Nova' recap: Episode 10, 'Within'
    The countdown to the season finale has begun on “Terra Nova,” and God help me, at this point, I am invested in this outcome. Gosh, where to begin. Well, Lucas is back, with his CrazySexyMath, insane blue eyes and -- unexpectedly -- some...
  • 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...
  • Could this be happening? A man's nightmare made real

    Could this be happening? A man's nightmare made real
    First of two parts He kept thinking that there had been a mistake, that he'd be out in no time. That the system, set into motion by some misunderstanding or act of malice, would soon correct itself. That was before the detective informed him of the...
  • Legendary Singer Etta James Remembered at Funeral

    Legendary Singer Etta James Remembered at Funeral
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CNN) -- Mourners remembered legendary singer Etta James on Saturday as an authentic voice whose velvety vocals bridged genres from blues to rock. The Rev. Al Sharpton presided over her funeral in southern California where she was...
  • A dramatic new 'Mourning' becomes Remy Bumppo

    A dramatic new 'Mourning' becomes Remy Bumppo
    Not since the old Body Politic days has there been this much excitement on the top floor of 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., now known as the Greenhouse Theater Center. Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's new artistic director, Timothy Douglas, is certainly not coming...