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  • Dramatics make College World Series worth watching

    Dramatics make College World Series worth watching
    Quickness has never been my hallmark. Not athletically — I was two steps slow on the basketball court and couldn't handle an inside fastball. Not personally — I didn't marry until age 51 and clung to dial-up Internet and my flip phone nearly...
  • Congress Erodes Sovereignty Of States

    In May 1918, with America embroiled in the First World War, Iowa's Gov. William Lloyd Harding dealt a blow against Germany. His Babel Proclamation — that was its title; you cannot make this stuff up — decreed: "Conversation in public places,...
  • Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored

    Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored
    When historians are asked to name our greatest president, Woodrow Wilson is consistently ranked near the top. He was president during the Progressive Era and championed many of its reforms, including the eight-hour workday, a federal income tax and...
  • Steven Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin reteam for 'Bully Pulpit'

    Steven Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin reteam for 'Bully Pulpit'
    DreamWorks is heading back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. A year after Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" became a box office hit and award-season favorite, the filmmaker's DreamWorks Studios has announced plans to make another presidential drama -- and based on...
  • New Elm City Tavern Takes Over Richter's Space

    New Elm City Tavern Takes Over Richter's Space
    Nearly everyone in New Haven has a Richter's story, including native son and restaurateur Jason Sobocinski. The historic tavern on Chapel Street welcomed beer-drinking crowds for nearly 30 years before closing in 2011. Sobocinski's memories are fond...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Mythbusters'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Mythbusters'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES MythBusters The new episode "Star...
  • Could Steven Spielberg finally be back in action?

    Could Steven Spielberg finally be back in action?
    A year ago, Steven Spielberg was front and center with "Lincoln," a critical and box office success and an awards season mainstay. Since then, the director has taken his time settling on a new project, experiencing a few false starts and leaving his...
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin's 'Bully Pulpit' brings Roosevelt-Taft era to life

    History, as we all know, is framed by events. But it also grows from relationships, both personal and political, and is framed by how the actions of particular players in specific circumstances set the course for the future. In her sweeping new history,...
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin on 'The Bully Pulpit'

    Doris Kearns Goodwin on 'The Bully Pulpit'
    With the possible exception of Robert Caro, who has spent the bulk of his long career documenting the career of a single president (Lyndon Johnson), the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is perhaps America's best-known chronicler of our most interesting...
  • Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...
  • Festival of the Arts Boca is 10 days of music, dance and ideas

    Festival of the Arts Boca is 10 days of music, dance and ideas
    The eighth annual Festival of Arts Boca returns to Mizner Park for 10 days of music, dance and ideas. Violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the festival on March 6 with the Festival Orchestra Boca conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos. Also on this year's...