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  • Hundreds gather to mourn slain firefighter

    Hundreds gather to mourn slain firefighter
    It was clear from the beginning that Andrew Hoffman was born to be a firefighter. His father and grandfather were respected members of the city force. He wore a red fireman's hat at his first birthday party. And after hiding in a freezer during a...
  • Commentary: Writing prompts reflection on 'heroes'

    After 10 months of writing and researching five hours a day, spilling umpteen thousand words and creating 66 chapters, I'm pages away from completing my book. I'm hoping to finish today. However, I must complete this column, teach at the Leadership...
  • Chuck Klosterman examines good guys, bad guys in 'I Wear the Dark Hat'

    Most cultural critics have a natural appetite for controversy. But some subjects are so contentious that they strike fear in the most courageous writers. The nightmare scenario: Your editor calls you and says, "Kanye has a new song called 'Hitler's Shorty...
  • Story of wartime death, secrets raises the right questions

    Story of wartime death, secrets raises the right questions
    You don't likely know the playwriting duo of Chance Bone and Andrew Burden Swanson — they're mostly a pair of young Chicago actors. But there's enough to "The Casuals," a very intriguing, impressively unpredictable, heartfelt and promisingly complex...
  • Looking for the artisanal life in 'Telling Room,' and 'Gaining Ground'

    The food world is knee-deep in artisanship. It sometimes seems you can't swing a house-made salumi in the aisle of your local fancy grocery without knocking a couple of new products off the shelf. What started with wine, bread and cheese – the...
  • Officer who leaked Boston bombing suspect photos now on limited duty

    Officer who leaked Boston bombing suspect photos now on limited duty
    The Massachusetts police photographer who never sought permission before releasing images of the arrest of the man accused of being the Boston Marathon bomber has been placed on restricted duty with pay pending further investigation of his case, his...
  • If only Mikhail Kalashnikov had invented the AK-47 sowing machine

    If only Mikhail Kalashnikov had invented the AK-47 sowing machine
    The merchant of death is dead: Mikhail Kalashnikov passed Monday at 94 in a hospital in Izhevsk, the capital of the Russian republic of Udmurtia. Of course you know his name; everyone knows his name. It’s as famous a name as Samuel Colt, maker...
  • Review: Ben Stiller gives 'Walter Mitty' a smart, antic touch

    Review: Ben Stiller gives 'Walter Mitty' a smart, antic touch
    As a director and star trying to extend into new territory, Ben Stiller is his own best friend. With wild and crazy films like "Zoolander" and "Tropic Thunder" in his past, Stiller's taken a different turn in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," but,...
  • Firefighter cited for heroism on Brown's list of Christmas pardons

    Firefighter cited for heroism on Brown's list of Christmas pardons
    SACRAMENTO — A California firefighter who was severely burned when her crew was trapped during a 2007 wildfire received a pardon from the governor Tuesday for crimes she committed in her youth. Gov. Jerry Brown's order, citing Brooke Linman's...
  • Inside Sandy Hook School, Wrenching Tales Of Heroism

    Inside Sandy Hook School, Wrenching Tales Of Heroism
    Natalie Hammond thought it might have been the sound of pipes banging when the furnace kicks in. Other teachers figured a janitor had knocked over a toolbox, or perhaps a stack of metal folding chairs had slipped off a cart, or maybe it was just the...
  • Reporter's Notebook: Lifeguard reunion delivers simple message: We are family

    Reporter's Notebook: Lifeguard reunion delivers simple message: We are family
    In my first summer as a Newport Beach lifeguard, I would sit silent and wide-eyed, entranced by veteran lifeguards and the stories they would tell. From narratives of heroic rescues at The Wedge to tales from the infamous "summer of '97," an El Nino...