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  • Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not

    Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not
    TV shows, while not typically known for their contributions to music, often rejoice in the sounds of the season. Last month, PBS' period drama "Downton Abbey" released a Christmas album featuring selections from cast members that included Charles...
  • In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership

    In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership
    The service begins with four loud claps. Two reverends in white robes and black ceremonial caps face each other and chant, alternating between English and Japanese. Two children quietly chatter to their parents in the back of the church. Several...
  • Edward Herrmann dies: Five notable film roles

    The actor Edward Herrmann, who died Wednesday at the age of 71, is perhaps best known for his role as a kindhearted patriarch on seven seasons of TV's "Gilmore Girls." While he most often served as a supporting player, the Emmy and Tony winner leaves...
  • Goodbye 2014, Edward Herrmann, Luise Rainer

    Goodbye 2014, Edward Herrmann, Luise Rainer
    Happy New Year! A backward glance before we move on: The year 2014 will be remembered for the deaths of many first-rank performers, and the year's final days continued that sad trend. Oscar-winner Luise Rainer died Tuesday at age 104, and Edward...
  • 'Gilmore Girls' actor Edward Herrmann dies at 71

    'Gilmore Girls' actor Edward Herrmann dies at 71
    Edward Herrmann, the towering, melodious-voiced actor who brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in films and documentaries, won a Tony Award and charmed audiences as the stuffy dad on TV's "Gilmore Girls," died Wednesday. He was 71. Herrmann died at...
  • Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lion

    Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lion
    With former Gov. Mario Cuomo's death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat. During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed...
  • Obama faces vile insults like no other president has

    Obama faces vile insults like no other president has
    I've been thinking lately about the persistently vituperative and insulting attacks on President Barack Obama since 2008. It is, of course, commonplace in American politics for presidents to be lambasted for their policies, their programs, their values...
  • A one-man revolution

    Until now there were two types of peaceful American change. One was a president, like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, working with Congress to alter American life from the top down by passing a new agenda. The other was popular reform pressure, as...
  • Frank W. Randolph, Pearl Harbor survivor from Palm Beach, dies at 95

    Frank W. Randolph, Pearl Harbor survivor from Palm Beach, dies at 95
    A Pearl Harbor survivor who called Palm Beach County his home has died. Col. Frank W. Randolph, a United States Air Force veteran and resident of the town of Palm Beach died Dec. 27, according to Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center in West...
  • Russian 'menace' is overstated

    Russian 'menace' is overstated
    Jim Rosapepe and Sheilah Kast's commentary, "How dangerous is Russia?" (Dec. 22), sets up some straw men and creates a specter of menace over the current twist in Russian relations versus the West. But Russia never invaded the West while historically both...
  • Profile Of George J. Mead: Father Of The 'Wasp'

    Profile Of George J. Mead: Father Of The 'Wasp'
    HARTFORD – In the summer of 1925, George J. Mead led a team that set out to build a revolutionary new airplane engine for the U. S. Navy. The navy required a motor that would produce at least 400 horsepower and weigh less than 650 pounds. Such a...