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  • Amal Alamuddin is Mrs. Clooney. Barbara Walters finds that fascinating.

    Amal Alamuddin is Mrs. Clooney. Barbara Walters finds that fascinating.
    Amal Alamuddin -- strike that, Amal Clooney -- is Barbara Walters' most fascinating person for 2014.  Apparently because she landed George Clooney? Also for some other stuff, sure, but really, it's the George Clooney thing. In what we pray was a...
  • Would UC be better off as a private university?

    To the editor: The University of California system needs a secure and predictable funding stream. The approved 5% annual tuition increases each of the next five years would meet that need. ("In widely opposed move, UC regents set to hike tuition up to 5%...
  • A hipster Obama? Indeed, thanks to DesignCrowd's latest contest

    Their previous contests inspired graphic artists to imagine Disney characters as cast members of "Orange Is the New Black" or to dream up the best uses for North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un's hair. Now Alec Lynch and Adam Arbolino, co-founders of...
  • Joseph E. Persico dies at 84; historian, biographer of FDR

    Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer whose books on subjects ranging from the Nuremberg trials to the life of Gen. Colin Powell combined dogged research with a novelist's narrative skills, died Aug. 30 at a hospital in Albany, N.Y., after a...
  • Ben Bradlee: A fearless editor with an outsized personality

    Ben Bradlee: A fearless editor with an outsized personality
    I had been an intern in the Washington Post's Style section for barely two weeks when I spotted Ben Bradlee standing in a hallway, reading some notices on a bulletin board at the edge of the newsroom. Flush with excitement at being at the paper and...
  • 'Fury' Enters New Battle Zone: The Oscar Race

    Sony's "Fury" arrives in theaters Friday with critical approval and positive box office predictions. As for awards, the WWII drama's outstanding artisan work could enlist it in this year's race. Writer-director David Ayer and his team -- including...
  • Colin Powell on 'Fury': 'This is Really How It is'

    A gaggle of D.C. VIPs including Vice President Joe Biden turned out for the world preem of Sony's "Fury" at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum Wednesday night (15). Wisely avoiding the red carpet scrum outside, Biden and Second Lady Jill slipped quietly into the...
  • Fight With Islamic State Requires Persistence

    What happens when an American plan for limited war against the Islamic State meets the savage reality of combat, as happened this week when the extremists pounded Kurdish fighters just inside Syria's border with Turkey? The cry rose in Washington and...
  • Obama faces hurdles at U.N. Security Council meeting

    When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
  • Hampton Roads academic experts weigh in on strikes against Islamic State

    Hampton Roads academic experts weigh in on strikes against Islamic State
    As a United States-led coalition launched military strikes against the Islamic State group Tuesday, professors at local universities with experience in foreign policy and defense weighed in on the volatile situation in the Middle East. The U.S. and five...
  • Local vets get French Legion of Honor medals

    It was a special week for a number of World War II and Korean War veterans as they filled the auditorium at the Boynton Beach Civic Center recently. The veterans, mostly in their 80s and 90s, were there to receive France's highest civic and military...