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  • 'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History' by Ken Burns is thorough

    Ken Burns, that maker of Great American Documentaries, has made a 14-hour documentary about three great Americans. "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," which begins Sunday on PBS, tells in seven parts the linked yet also quite separate stories of...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Project Runway' on Lifetime

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Project Runway' on Lifetime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 14 - 20, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Roosevelts: An Intimate History...
  • First ladies' key role in presidential libraries

    In just over a century and a half, the concept of a presidential library has evolved from a small room in a home where first lady Sarah Polk kept her late husband's letters and mementos into multimillion-dollar complexes that house thousands of official...
  • Thu Tran, 'Bad Moon,' Whistler, Tim & Eric, 'The Roosevelts'

    Thu Tran, 'Bad Moon,' Whistler, Tim & Eric, 'The Roosevelts'
    Thu Tran (slight return) (The Internet, mostly). Thu Tran, the mistress and co-architect of IFC's "Food Party," a cardboard-and-glitter, puppets-and-grub series at the top of my top list back when it was running in 2009 and 2010 -- and still is,...
  • Hudson Valley: small towns, artists, farmers, fall color

    Hudson Valley: small towns, artists, farmers, fall color
    Wending our way to the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, we cross a creek, meander down a country road, then come to a farm with red barns, split-rail fences and flocks of sheep grazing in the green pastures. We walk past the cream-colored sheep with...
  • Lawrence Wright's new book vividly recalls 1978 Camp David summit

    Lawrence Wright's new book vividly recalls 1978 Camp David summit
    There's an air of tragedy hovering over Lawrence Wright's excellent new book on the 1978 peace negotiations at Camp David, presided over by then-President Jimmy Carter. During those fateful autumn days, the world watched as three world leaders —...
  • Zable Stadium upgrade long overdue for William and Mary

    Zable Stadium upgrade long overdue for William and Mary
    Memories, one-liners and restroom horror stories abound regarding William and Mary's once-charming, grown-decrepit football stadium. Here's my favorite: Enthused by his team's play several years ago, a visiting assistant coach jumped from his chair in...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Obama's difficulty pivoting on unexpected in foreign policy

    President Barack Obama's first-term foreign policy was epitomized by success in fulfilling his campaign promise to end the U.S. role in Iraq and by the stunning U.S. Special Forces killing of Osama bin Laden. Obama's second term, however, seems...
  • All the signs point to a reproduction

    Q: I recently bought a boot scraper with a pair of Scottie dogs at each side. There is a scraper plus two brushes mounted between the dogs. The dogs look to be either Hubley or National Foundry. I've hit a dead end on who made the scraper and value. It...
  • FDR and JFK were rich

    Two of the most beloved and respected individuals to ever grace the Oval Office were also two of the wealthiest to serve as president. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy were never informed or aware that their wealth should be construed as a...
  • Will Today's Solutions Become Tomorrow's Problems?

    Will Today's Solutions Become Tomorrow's Problems?
    I won't condemn the past to praise the present. Progress! Some shout that word as if we drive on a straight smooth road to our predestined ever-better future. Hogwash. Take immigration, for example. Is there anyone who will say that now at the start...