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  • Pinch Hitters: "The Crowd Sounds Happy" is Nicholas Dawidoff's memoir of growing up in a troubled family with baseball as his anchor

    One evening recently I took my 3-year-old son to his first baseball game. The complexities of the sport are beyond him at this point, which means any lingering memories of our outing will likely be limited to the post-home-run fireworks and our attempts,...
  • "No Easy Way" by Fred Bowen

    "No Easy Way" by Fred Bowen
    "No Easy Way" By Fred Bowen, illustrations by Charles S. Pyle Dutton, $16.99, ages 7-9 Here's a good antidote to recent doses of sports and steroids. Its subtitle is "The story of Ted Williams and the last .400 season" and the recurring mantra is, "There...
  • PASSINGS: Willy Ronis, Dorothy Wellman, Guy Graham Babylon

    Willy Ronis French postwar photographer Willy Ronis, 99, the last of France's postwar greats of photography who captured the essence of Paris in black-and-white scenes of everyday life, died Sept. 12 at a Paris hospital, said Stephane Ledoux,...
  • George Kell dies at 86; baseball Hall of Famer was longtime Tigers broadcaster

    George Kell, the Hall of Fame third baseman for the Detroit Tigers who edged Ted Williams for the 1949 American League batting title and became a Tigers broadcaster for nearly 40 years, died Tuesday. He was 86. An announcement from the Hall of Fame...
  • Army Reserve Maj. Jason E. George, 38, Tehachapi; among 3 killed by roadside bomb

    Jason E. George was the kind of guy, those who knew him say, who had more friends than he could count and never forgot their birthdays or wedding anniversaries. "He was so good about staying in touch with everyone," said Army Maj. Brett Sylvia, who met...
  • Shav Glick, 87; veteran Times motor sports writer

    Shav Glick, 87; veteran Times motor sports writer
    Shav Glick, whose insightful coverage of motor sports for The Times made him nearly as famous as the racing stars he chronicled, died Saturday at his Pasadena home of complications from melanoma, said his companion, Doris Syme. He was 87. "He was the...
  • For better or worse, John Updike produced a nearly endless stream of work

    For better or worse, John Updike produced a nearly endless stream of work
    For David Foster Wallace, he was one of "the Great Male Narcissists." Martin Amis declared that the last section of his 1989 memoir "Self-Consciousness" was "to my knowledge the best thing yet written on what it is like to get older: age, and the only end...
  • Joseph Zuska, 93; Navy doctor developed treatment for alcoholism

    Inside a rusted Quonset hut at the Long Beach Naval Station, Dr. Joseph J. Zuska operated a clandestine program, treating sailors for an illness that in the eyes of the Navy did not exist. It was the mid-1960s, a time when alcoholism and its accompanying...
  • High school doc a hot property

    High school doc a hot property
    PARK CITY, Utah -- So far, the buyer's market at Sundance has proved to be as frigid as the temperatures in Park City. There's been some buzz here and there but no direct heat surrounding any one film. All that changed when a documentary called "American...
  • Kobal Foundation celebrity photos capture eternal glamour

    Kobal Foundation celebrity photos capture eternal glamour
    FROM THE time he was a schoolboy, John Kobal was in love with Hollywood. He longed to become a part of it, and eventually he did -- by befriending faded movie stars and forgotten photographers, enchanting them with his sincerity and his hungry memory, and...
  • Sundance 2008: Documentary and dramatic competition

    Sundance 2008: Documentary and dramatic competition
    Sundance Film Festival programmers have finished sorting through all 3,624 feature films submitted for January's festival, and while the resulting lineup won't be as depressing as recent years, it won't be all mirth and merriment. In announcing the...