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  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" by Naomi Klein; Simon & Schuster (534 pages, $30) For Naomi Klein, the tensions between individual freedom, individual rights and the...
  • Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'

    Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'
    Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns. But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...
  • '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...
  • 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,...
  • Rob Owen: Complex PBS documentary reveals Roosevelt family

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. For his latest deep dive into American history, PBS documentary filmmaker Ken Burns spends 14 hours on one family in "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" (8-10 p.m. nightly Sunday through Sept. 20 on PBS; entire series available for...
  • 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...
  • Jean Shepherd knew why people love fairs

    Jean Shepherd knew why people love fairs
    One of our readers complained this week that my column about the Allentown Fair's Preview Night focused too much on things she considers negative. "I read your article in this morning's newspaper and much of your article rings true," she wrote....
  • Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond

    Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond
    For most third graders, the school year began with the hustle and bustle of new teachers, fresh notebooks, and crisply ironed uniforms. But the third grader in Gaza whose photo appeared in the New York Times on Aug. 30 wore a different kind of uniform:...
  • Politics moved Nixon, but Fla. reaped environmental benefits

    Yes, yes, there were the high crimes and misdemeanors, the rampant paranoia, the bigotry, the dirty tricks, the questionable mental balance, and of course that break-in. And just in case anyone is inclined to forget any of these things, there are...
  • Maynard Evans, take hikes, and immigration: Letters

    Who was Maynard Evans? Maynard Evans was my great uncle. I deeply regret his good name now being unfairly besmirched. Let me tell you more about him. He was born in 1891 on Parramore Street in what is now downtown Orlando. His father died when he...
  • Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

    Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....