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  • Boy Scouts Release 20 Years of 'Perversion Files'

    Boy Scouts Release 20 Years of 'Perversion Files'
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- More than 1,200 files on suspected sexual molesters in the Boy Scouts of America were made public Thursday, lifting the veil on decades of alleged abuse in one of the nation's oldest youth organizations. The court-ordered release of the...
  • Temple gunman played in supremacist rock band End Apathy

    Temple gunman played in supremacist rock band End Apathy
    Wade Michael Page, the man accused of killing six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, was a member of a white supremacist band called End Apathy, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, and in a 2010 interview about the band had expressed...
  • Holliday Grainger cheers Lucrezia's rise to power in 'The Borgias'

    Holliday Grainger cheers Lucrezia's rise to power in 'The Borgias'
    As Pope Alexander VI’s daughter, Lucrezia Borgia enjoyed riches, money and, it turns out, a considerable amount of power for a woman in 15th century Italy. That was one of the reasons British actress Holliday Grainger was excited about Season 2...
  • 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...
  • Book review: 'The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert Caro

     Book review: 'The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert Caro
    The Passage of Power The Years of Lyndon Johnson Robert Caro Alfred A. Knopf: 736 pp., $35 "The Passage of Power," the fourth volume in Robert Caro's epic biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, encompasses the period of LBJ's deepest humiliation and...
  • Taking note of music books

    Taking note of music books
    If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as Elvis Costello and others have sneered, then what does that make reading about music? Well, fun, for starters. Although Bowker Market Research reports that music books have steadily comprised...
  • 'All About Eve' Actress Celeste Holm Dies

    'All About Eve' Actress Celeste Holm Dies
    NEW YORK -- Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm died at her home in New York on Sunday at the age of 95, her niece, Amy Phillips, confirmed. Holm, a star of the Broadway stage and movies, was admitted to New York's Roosevelt Hospital a week ago, but her...
  • '7 Habits' Author Stephen Covey Dead at 79

    '7 Habits' Author Stephen Covey Dead at 79
    Author Stephen Covey, whose "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" sold more than 20 million copies, died Monday at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. He was 79. Covey's family issued a statement, reported by CNN...
  • Marilyn Monroe's eternal beauty

     Marilyn Monroe's eternal beauty
    Marilyn Monroe certainly achieved fame in the course of her 36-year lifetime, but in the five decades since her death, she's become such a celebrity-branding superstar, it often feels as if America's proto-platinum pinup never really left the building...
  • Carnett: Spelling counts in presidential elections

    It was the first presidential election I remember: 1952, Eisenhower vs. Stevenson. I was 7 and a student in Mrs. Collins' third-grade class at Corona del Mar Elementary School — a leafy, secreted campus that has long since been bulldozed....
  • Watergate Figure Chuck Colson Dead at 80

    Watergate Figure Chuck Colson Dead at 80
    (CNN) -- Chuck Colson, a Watergate-era "hatchet man" for President Richard Nixon who became an influential evangelical leader after serving time in prison, died Saturday afternoon, according to his website. He was 80. His death came just over three weeks...
  • Review: 'Detroit: A Biography' by Scott Martelle sees ruin, hope

    Review: 'Detroit: A Biography' by Scott Martelle sees ruin, hope
    Detroit: A Biography Scott Martelle Chicago Review Press: 288 pp., $24.95 In February 1863, Thomas Faulkner, a Detroit saloon owner of mixed-race background, was arrested on the charge of raping a 9-year-old white girl. Despite his protestations of...