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  • Antony Flew dies at 87; atheist philosopher who changed his mind late in life

    Antony Flew, an academic philosopher who expounded atheism for most of his life but made a late conversion to belief in a creator, has died in England. He was 87. Flew died April 8 after a long illness, according to a notice his family placed in the...
  • British writer created Rumpole

    John Mortimer, a British lawyer and writer who created the character Horace Rumpole, a disheveled barrister memorably featured in the popular television series "Rumpole of the Bailey," died Friday at his home in Oxfordshire, England. He was 85. The cause...
  • PASSINGS

    Carl Venne, 62, chairman of the Crow Tribe, was found dead Sunday in his sister's home near Hardin, Mont., according to the Big Horn County sheriff's office. He apparently died of natural causes, the office said in a statement. Venne, who became chairman...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sir Nicholas Henderson dies at 89; British diplomat fostered U.S. support for Falklands war

    Nicholas Henderson, a British diplomat who served as ambassador to the United States during the Falkland Islands war and helped build U.S. support for the British military operation that regained control of the islands, died Monday at his home in London....
  • A closer look at the ancient fine print

    A closer look at the ancient fine print
    Researchers gathered recently in a small darkened lab near Santa Barbara, nervously pacing as a digital camera snapped hundreds of images of a shard of pottery resting a few feet below the lens. There was good reason for their anxiety. The terra-cotta...
  • Restaurants get a little greener

    Restaurants get a little greener
    When Neal and Amy Knoll Fraser move their restaurant Grace downtown to the rectory of St. Vibiana's later this year, diners will be hard-pressed to miss the earth-to-table connection. Fraser intends to plant a garden — and not just a few containers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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"?...