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  • Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy

    Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy
    Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive. Richard Norton Smith,...
  • Thumbnail Look At Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Location: Cincinnati, OH (296,550) Enrollment: 42,656 Founded: 1819 Nickname: Bearcats Colors: Red and black Famous Cincy athletes: Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson; Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax; Former MLB All-Star Kevin...
  • Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar

    Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar
    "Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years" Rizzoli, $100 It seems only right that a book celebrating Beverly Hills' centennial anniversary costs $100. The price matches the heft and ambition of Robert S. Anderson's massive and heavily illustrated tome. In...
  • We love you, Renee Zellweger!

    "HE is a freak, a demagogue and the most dangerous man this country has ever known!" No, this is not a member of Congress, or the Senate, or a TV pundit bashing President Barack Obama. It was William Howard Taft attacking his former friend Theodore...
  • Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, SSA division chief

    Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, SSA division chief
    Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, a retired Social Security Administration division chief, died of kidney failure Wednesday at Sinai Hospital. He was 85. The son of Polish immigrants Julius Schmulowitz, a baker, and Lillie Schmulowitz, a homemaker, Jacob...
  • Previously unknown Secret Service lapses revealed

    Previously unknown Secret Service lapses revealed
    President Barack Obama is back home in Chicago. Depending on which cable news network you watch, he may be here to: share his magnificent wisdom and do no wrong; distract us from the utter failure of his presidency while playing 530 rounds of golf in...
  • Come November, what's a fringe voter to do in this top-two system?

    Come November, what's a fringe voter to do in this top-two system?
    Four years ago California voters approved Proposition 14, which scrapped the existing primary election system for most elected offices and replaced it with the top-two system we used in June. It was billed as a way to force Democratic and Republican...
  • Yale Storms Back To Win Opener Against Lehigh

    NEW HAVEN — This is already a joyous year at Yale Bowl, as 100th birthday celebrations always are. There will be nostalgia to share and enough new memorabilia to sell to keep the cash coming for future face lifts. But what the Bowl really needs...
  • Carnegie Medals go to Doris Kearns Goodwin and Donna Tartt

    Carnegie Medals go to Doris Kearns Goodwin and Donna Tartt
    The American Library Assn.'s Carnegie Medals were presented in Las Vegas on Sunday. Donna Tartt took the fiction prize for her novel "The Goldfinch," and Doris Kearns Goodwin was awarded the nonficiton prize for "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt,...
  • Six Small Things to Notice While Surfing FXX's 'Simpsons' Marathon

    Five hundred and twenty-two episodes of "The Simpsons" shown over 278 continuous hours? Don't have a cow, man! When 21st Century Fox's general-entertainment outlet FXX unspools every "Simpsons" half-hour ever made (plus the 2007 movie) starting at 10 a....
  • The art of Kim Novak -- held over by popular demand

    "WHAT STORIES do you read -- all about 'Gin Eagels,' the wild parties, the drinking. Do you believe all of it -- even the gossip that I take dope?" That's Kim Novak in one of her innumerable "big" scenes in 1957's "Jeanne Eagels." This is an overwrought,...