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  • The famous dead yield only murky diagnoses

    The claims are everywhere: on posters and T-shirts, on the Internet and in books, even sometimes headlining the national news. Thomas Jefferson's eccentricities were actually a form of autism. Albert Einstein's genius flourished despite a learning...
  • Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'

    Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'
    Han Suyin defiantly straddled two worlds decades before multiculturalism became fashionable. "We must carry ourselves with colossal assurance and say, 'Look at us, the Eurasians!' " the half-Chinese, half-Belgian physician and author whose career swept...
  • And the Golden Hatchet goes to ...

    And the Golden Hatchet goes to ...
    There’s a certain joy that comes with reading a great literary takedown, the kind of mean but intelligent and precise review that eviscerates the pretensions and the sloppiness of a truly awful book. Over in Britain, they think of a good pan as...
  • 'The Partisan' an opinionated biography of William Rehnquist

    'The Partisan' an opinionated biography of William Rehnquist
    -------------------- The Partisan The Life of William Rehnquist John A. Jenkins Public Affairs: 368 pp., $28.99 -------------------- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was a curious man. He could be courtly and gracious, elegant in argument and a...
  • Chris Marker dies at 91; avant-garde French filmmaker

    Chris Marker dies at 91; avant-garde French filmmaker
    Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard as an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st...
  • NYCC: Guillermo Del Toro expands ‘Pacific Rim’ empire with comic

     
    Guillermo Del Toro's “Pacific Rim” promises plenty of sci-fi spectacle pitting robots against monsters, but the visceral “Pan's Labyrinth” director, ......
  • Holiday gift guide 2012: ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Star Wars,’ superheroes, more

     
    Call it Christmas, call it Hanukkah, call it Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or Festivus. The truth is, we here at Hero ......
  • D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace

     D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace
    D.T. Max knew what he was getting into when he decided to write a biography of David Foster Wallace. In March 2009, he published a long piece in the New Yorker about Wallace's suicide and the author's inability to finish "The Pale King," the novel left...
  • Dr. Joseph Murray dies at 93; Nobel winner performed first kidney transplant

    Since ancient times, surgeons have dreamed of transplanting healthy organs into patients disabled by disease and injury, but the human body's powerful immune system stymied all such attempts, leading many observers to conclude that the procedure was...
  • Review: In 'The Brontës,' Juliet Barker plays detective

    Review: In 'The Brontës,' Juliet Barker plays detective
    -------------------- The Brontës Wild Genius on the Moors — The Story of a Literary Family Juliet Barker Pegasus: 1,200 pp., $39.95 -------------------- Just about everything you thought you knew about the Brontës is wrong. That's the...
  • Burb's Eye View: The library books an army of presidents

    Any day now, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover will arrive at David Peterson's doorstep. At his Burbank home they'll join the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Jefferson — most of the presidents, really, in a collection of figurines...
  • Professor Accused of Plotting School Massacre Pleads Not Guilty to Arson

    Professor Accused of Plotting School Massacre Pleads Not Guilty to Arson
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) -– A UC Irvine professor pleaded not guilty Wednesday to eight counts of arson that prosecutors claim was part of an elaborate mass murder plot to kill students and administrators son's school after the boy's suicide. Rainer...