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  • Put these great summer reads on your list

     Put these great summer reads on your list
    It's summertime and the summer reading lists are flowing. Here's one more for your pile. Not all the books I've listed are new, but they're books I've read and enjoyed in the past year. 1) "The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout Reading anything by...
  • Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning novelist who chronicled apartheid, dies

    Nadine Gordimer, the crusading Nobel literature laureate who won fame as the finest chronicler of apartheid in South Africa, has died, her family told Associated Press. She was 90. A prickly, astute writer who called literature “an ax to break...
  • South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

    South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer,...
  • Nadine Gordimer offered a model of how to use books as social force

     Nadine Gordimer offered a model of how to use books as social force
    Nadine Gordimer, who died Sunday at age 90, understood the power of writing as a moral force. Not only in terms of literature (although that too) but also politically, in a country -- apartheid-era South Africa -- where such commitment carried a high...
  • Durban Festival: Opening Night Memories of a Troubled Past

    The 35th Durban film fest kicked off July 17 with the crime drama "Hard to Get," pictured above, a steamy, Bonnie-and-Clyde-style romance set on the mean streets of Johannesburg that marked an auspicious debut for first-time helmer Zee Ntuli. Ntuli, who'...
  • West Side street renamed in honor of Nelson Mandela

    West Side street renamed in honor of Nelson Mandela
    Gov. Pat Quinn took part in a ceremony Friday morning to name a West Side street in honor of Nelson Mandela on what would have been the late South African leader's 96th birthday. The governor joined other officials at the corner of Chicago and Cicero...
  • Michael Henry Wilson dies at 67; documentarian filmed Scorsese, Mandela

    Michael Henry Wilson dies at 67; documentarian filmed Scorsese, Mandela
    Documentary filmmaker and film historian Michael Henry Wilson, whose films and books focused on directors such as Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood, died June 26 at home in Westlake Village. He was 67. The cause was lung cancer, said his wife, Carole...
  • Diverse paths cross at intersection of Appalachian Trail, U.S. 40

    Diverse paths cross at intersection of Appalachian Trail, U.S. 40
    BOONSBORO -- In three months on the Appalachian Trail, Jim Parkins has met a federal judge, a doctor, countless Boy Scouts, marijuana-smoking college graduates, and a married couple who celebrate their anniversary each year by feeding hikers for a week....
  • Durban Film Fest Spotlights Local Directors in Lineup

    The Durban Intl. Film Festival, which runs July 17-27 in the South African city that lies along the Indian Ocean coast, has unveiled its full program. With a focus on 20 years of post-Apartheid democracy in South Africa, many local filmmakers will be...
  • Senators' doubts persist as administration explains Bergdahl deal

    Senators' doubts persist as administration explains Bergdahl deal
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared "drugged" and "very weak" in a Taliban video shown to senators Wednesday during a classified briefing, the administration's most broad-ranging consultation with lawmakers after a controversial prisoner swap. The Obama...
  • The future of India's National Congress dynastic party is in doubt

    It is one of the most storied names in political history, a party synonymous with modern India and an inspiration for revolutionary movements led by the likes of South Africa's Nelson Mandela and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh. But a disastrous performance in...