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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • U.A. Fanthorpe dies at 79; acclaimed English poet

    U.A. Fanthorpe, a highly regarded English poet who was first inspired by the human tragedy she saw in a neurological hospital, died April 28 in a hospice near her home in Wotton-under-Edge in western England, said her publisher, Peterloo Poets. She was...
  • Scary books: Read any good grimoires lately?

    Scary books: Read any good grimoires lately?
    Thanks to their conspicuous use by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the girls of the TV show "Charmed," Elphaba in the Broadway musical "Wicked" and plenty of other prominent pop culture figures, grimoires have become far more familiar to the general public....
  • Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan defends his views

    Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan defends his views
    Liberal Muslim or closet fundamentalist? Peaceful intellectual or militant in sheep's clothing? Tariq Ramadan has been called all these things -- and more -- by his friends and foes. Whatever the truth, the Swiss-born Oxford University professor ranks...
  • 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...
  • Brooke Shearer dies at 58; former journalist, personal aide to Hillary Clinton

    Brooke Shearer dies at 58; former journalist, personal aide to Hillary Clinton
    Brooke Shearer, a former journalist and personal aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton who had directed the White House Fellows program and served in the Interior Department, has died. She was 58. Shearer, who had cancer, died May 19 at her home in Washington,...
  • Harold W. Snider dies at 61; blind activist helped craft disability legislation

    Harold W. Snider, a prominent advocate for the blind who helped craft legislation that expanded the civil rights of Americans with disabilities and aided in the launching of an audible newspaper service, died June 26 at his home in Rockville, Md., after a...
  • 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....
  • Male Bonding for Better Health

    Male Bonding for Better Health
    Men often measure their health in terms of numbers: how many minutes of exercise they have logged and how many calories and nutrients they have eaten. Dallas native Ron Nevelow believes too many men overlook an additional factor: emotional health, the...