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  • Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all

    Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all
    As school book fairs and children's library browsers can attest, there is no shortage of biographies aiming to educate young readers about the lives of historical figures, from George Washington to Jackie Robinson, Annie Oakley to Anne Frank, Helen Keller...
  • Weekend preview: Laughs, cigars and khorovats

    Weekend preview: Laughs, cigars and khorovats
    About a year ago, actor-author-producer Paul Reiser decided to return to standup comedy. He hadn’t really done the whole comedy-club tour thing in about 20 years. “People said, ‘Hey, it’s like riding a bike … ’...
  • PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton

    PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton
    Ron Palillo Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter' Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
  • Is e-reading reading? Are you not reading this?

    Is e-reading reading? Are you not reading this?
    In a Slate story that's making the rounds, Andrew Piper contends that reading digitally is distinctly different from reading the printed word. The headline declares, in fact, "Out of touch: e-reading isn't reading." The online response is exasperated,...
  • California's poet laureate likes to turn the tables

    California's poet laureate likes to turn the tables
    When the poet laureate of California is invited to receptions and his hosts ask if there's anything special he'd like to eat, Juan Felipe Herrera likes to give an irreverent answer: "How about some cilantro?" Cilantro, an herb used in making guacamole...
  • Mexico's 'Popo' volcano spews ash, molten rock

    MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials are preparing evacuation routes and shelters for tens of thousands of people who live in the shadow of Popocatepetl, a giant volcano 40 miles southeast of Mexico City. "Popo," as the volcano is known, has displayed a...
  • Rosa Parks gets a 'forever' stamp for her 100th birthday

    Rosa Parks gets a 'forever' stamp for her 100th birthday
    If you're going to make "forever" stamps, it's hard to go wrong by invoking Rosa Parks' long-lasting legacy. On Monday, the United States Postal Service began to issue their new Parks stamps -- called forever stamps because their rates never change -- to...
  • Two suspects arrested in death of Malcolm Shabazz in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY — Two waiters at a downtown Mexico City bar have been arrested and identified by prosecutors here as the “likely killers” of Malcolm Shabazz. The grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, Shabazz was beaten to death...
  • Comedian known for eccentricity, controversy coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center

     
    A comedian and actor best known for his eccentricity and for controversies will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced. Russell Brand, the British funny man who was fired by MTV after he dressed as Osama bin......
  • ‘Trance’: See Danny Boyle’s new thriller early, free in Anaheim

     
    “Trance,” the latest film from Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), doesn't open in theaters until April 5, but Hero ......
  • Forgetting Black History

     
    With Black History Month moving into full swing, photos of the same five black activists are plastered on the news, posters and flyers. The same line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” is repeated over and over...
  • Why We Still Need Black History Month

     
    A debate exists on whether Black History Month is still necessary on the premise that Black history is American history. People against a recognized month for the study of Black history argue that it only furthers segregation and we should study Black...