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  • Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument

    Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument
    Stephen E. Toulmin, a British-born philosopher and retired USC professor who created a model for evaluating the practical arguments that arise from daily life during a six-decade career that brought him prominence in several fields, has died. He was 87....
  • PASSINGS: Yang Xianyi, Ali Kordan, Alan Kim Kurumada

    PASSINGS: Yang Xianyi, Ali Kordan, Alan Kim Kurumada
    Yang Xianyi Chinese poet and classics translator Yang Xianyi, 94, a poet who translated numerous Chinese classics into English, died Monday in Beijing, state news reported. The report on Shanghai's Xinmin Evening News website did not give a cause of...
  • Exorcists, wizards and con men

    Exorcists, wizards and con men
    Demonic attack -- now there's something that Hollywood animation crews have realized in vivid, awful detail in film after film. Check out the trailer for the new movie "The Haunting in Connecticut" and you'll see a perfect recent example. Shadowy figures,...
  • 'A Tolerable Anarchy' by Jedediah Purdy and 'The Myth of American Exceptionalism' by Godfrey Hodgson

    'A Tolerable Anarchy' by Jedediah Purdy and 'The Myth of American Exceptionalism' by Godfrey Hodgson
    A Tolerable Anarchy Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of America's Freedom Jedediah Purdy Alfred A. Knopf: 294 pp., $23.95 The Myth of American Exceptionalism Godfrey Hodgson Yale University Press: 222 pp., $26 In his 2003 book "Being...
  • How Bush can smooth the Gitmo transition

    How Bush can smooth the Gitmo transition
    Today's question: Obama has pledged to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. What, if anything, should President Bush do to support the shift, given his opposition to that policy? Previously, Kaye and Sulmasy weighed the symbolism and merits of Obama's...
  • Al Qaeda's silly slur against Obama

    Al Qaeda's silly slur against Obama
    Note to Al Qaeda: If you insist on trying to insult Barack Obama, the United States' first African American president-elect, falling back on the tropes of an America that no longer exists simply is not going to work. "Field Negroes" and "house Negroes"?...
  • Frugalista, recessionista -- what kind of 'ista' are you?

    Frugalista, recessionista -- what kind of 'ista' are you?
    A true fashionista would rather bloat than be caught using last season's prefix. Case in point: The frugalista is the new "it" -ista for the ultimate style maven. How to pick her out of a sample-sale lineup? "She is a woman trying to adjust to the...
  • Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson

    Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson
    Edward Anderson had a strange and sad career. He was born in Texas in 1905 and grew up in Oklahoma, serving his apprenticeship as a journalist on a small paper in Ardmore, Okla. Restless, he worked as a deckhand on a freighter, plied his fists as a...
  • New in paperback: : Getting personal

    "The Journals of John Cheever" edited by Robert Gottlieb (Vintage) "Good Friday. I neither fast nor make any observations of this somber time. I roam from the post office to the church, unsober. The central altar is dark, but on the left the priest has...
  • UC Press publishes wine books to fill a gap

    UC Press publishes wine books to fill a gap
    July 2, 2008 This month, University of California Press releases William A. Ausmus' "Wines & Wineries of California's Central Coast," one of six wine books the Berkeley-based academic press will publish this year and the 23rd wine-focused book...
  • Charles Bamforth stirs the pot as UC Davis' professor of beer

    Charles Bamforth stirs the pot as UC Davis' professor of beer
    MEET THE Anheuser-Busch Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at UC Davis. The what? There's a professor of beer in that teeming nest of winemakers? Indeed there is. He's Charles Bamforth, chairman of the department of food science and technology, a...
  • Clive Barnes dies at 81; newspaper critic covered New York theater and dance for 40 years

    Clive Barnes, the avuncular and quotable critic who covered New York's theater and dance scene for more than 40 years, died early Wednesday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 81 and recently had been diagnosed with liver cancer. His death...