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  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid

     Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid
    From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid. "I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Staff news: Shelby Grad to oversee local coverage; Kim Murphy to head national/foreign

    Staff news: Shelby Grad to oversee local coverage; Kim Murphy to head national/foreign
    A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj and Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin: Today we announce a reorganization involving three of our most important news departments. These changes will advance our efforts to produce a digital report...
  • Signs of peace? L.A. murals are Miracle Mile's latest landmarks

    Signs of peace? L.A. murals are Miracle Mile's latest landmarks
    I don't know whether art can salve recent violent faceoffs around the world coupled with the horrifying sight of crashed airplanes, but it's worth a try. I found two new go-to places for hope not far from each other on L.A.'s Miracle Mile. The first...
  • Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland

    Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland
    Tucked inside the files at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston are State Department notes from the 1960s detailing racial discrimination along U.S. 40 in Maryland — and warning the president of its implications for the Cold War. One...
  • 10 things you might not know about gaffes

    10 things you might not know about gaffes
    Monday marks the 30th anniversary of a major presidential gaffe — Ronald Reagan joking during a microphone test: "My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in...
  • Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson: Ending the war in Gaza

    Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the...