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  • 'Capturing the Friedmans' Subject Seeks to Overturn 1988 Conviction

    Jesse Friedman looked composed but slightly weary Tuesday morning as he sat in a rented mini-bus en route from Manhattan's Upper East Side to a press conference at the Nassau County Supreme Court, where he was about to begin the latest chapter in the...
  • Library Task Force holds its first meeting to find a new location

    Library Task Force holds its first meeting to find a new location
    Location is key, Shawn Shaffer noted, and not just when it comes to selling real estate. For the Winter Park Public Library, where Shaffer is the executive director, an aging building that needs so many technical improvements that it has become nearly...
  • John Lithgow, Annette Bening open in 'King Lear' in Central Park

    Taking on Shakespeare's elderly tragic hero for the first time in his career, John Lithgow opened on Tuesday in "King Lear" in a new production at the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park. While the Delacorte has seen its share of...
  • Great Park audit testimony paints picture of runaway project

    Great Park audit testimony paints picture of runaway project
    Testimony from an audit of the $200-million effort to transform a retired Orange County military base into one of America's great municipal parks paints a picture of a runaway project that was eventually crippled by waste, dysfunction and cronyism....
  • More testimony points to cronyism, waste in Great Park project

    Mounting testimony from an audit of the $200 million effort to transform a retired Orange County military base into one of America's great municipal parks paints the picture of a runaway project that was eventually undermined by waste, dysfunction and...
  • Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'

    Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'
    "I write lying down — much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing. Known as a director and screenwriter, Weitz has just published his first novel, "The Young World" (Little Brown: 384 pp, $19),...
  • $40M wrongful conviction settlement: 'The money is almost beside the point'

    $40M wrongful conviction settlement: 'The money is almost beside the point'
    Attorneys today hailed a landmark wrongful conviction settlement awarded to five men who were wrongfully imprisoned for the rape and murder of a teenage girl but called for a deeper look at authorities’ use of false confessions in Cook County. In...
  • $40M for five wrongly convicted of Dixmoor rape, murder

    $40M for five wrongly convicted of Dixmoor rape, murder
    In what appears to be the largest wrongful conviction settlement in state history, the Illinois State Police has agreed to pay $40 million to five men who were wrongly imprisoned for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dixmoor, a spokesman for...
  • City signs off on legal settlement for Central Park Five

    The city's comptroller signed off Thursday on a settlement with the so-called Central Park Five, who were wrongly jailed for a sensational 1989 crime that led to what critics called a racially charged rush to judgment. All five of the men, who were...
  • Sarah Hyland, Benjamin Walker join cast of 'Hair' at Hollywood Bowl

    Sarah Hyland, Benjamin Walker join cast of 'Hair' at Hollywood Bowl
    Sarah Hyland of ABC's "Modern Family" is joining the ensemble cast of the musical "Hair" at the Hollywood Bowl, organizers announced on Thursday. The production, which runs for just three performances Aug. 1 to 3, will also feature actor Benjamin Walker....
  • Appreciation: Bobby Womack, soul legend, guitarist, L.A. connector

    Appreciation: Bobby Womack, soul legend, guitarist, L.A. connector
    The connections are endlessly surprising, those that Bobby Womack forged during a 60-year career that transcended genre, border and race. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and longtime Los Angeles resident, who died Friday at age 70, was the center of a...