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  • '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...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Voters warm to Jerry Brown's pension plan, poll finds

     
    A majority of California voters like Gov. Jerry Brown's pension plan for state workers, according to a new poll....
  • Moscow protest draws more than 100,000 anti-Putin marchers

     
    More than 100,000 people took to the streets Saturday in the biggest show of protest in Russia's capital since the breakup of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s....
  • An appreciation: Dave Alvin remembers Johnny Otis

     
    Roots rock aficionado Dave Alvin remembers Johnny Otis, the bandleader, songwriter, producer and disc jockey who died Jan. 17 at age 90. Johnny Otis "was as important as Sam Phillips or Leonard Chess in discovering new talent," Alvin writes....
  • Eric Brody -- A human being, not just a cause

     
    The name Eric Brody has come up a lot in news coverage over the last few years, as his family fights to get a multimillion claims bill passed by the Florida Legislature. The problem is that we've come to know......
  • Around Town: Max von Sydow plays chess with death again

     
    One of international cinema’s most acclaimed actors, Max von Sydow, best known for his iconic work for director Ingmar Bergman, visits the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre on Monday evening....
  • Historic House Tour of Fells Point features a 200-year-old mariner's house

    Historic House Tour of Fells Point features a 200-year-old mariner's house
    A multicolored grouping of four clapboard rowhouses in Fells Point stands out like Gerbera daisies against the Formstone and brick fronts of its neighbors on either side. Architect Myrna Poirier calls one of these gems home and will soon invite...
  • 'Justified' recap: Nest egg

     
    'Justified' has some of the best supporting characters on television, but is it losing sight of its hero?...