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  • 'The Accursed' by Joyce Carol Oates: An engrossing throwback

    'The Accursed' by Joyce Carol Oates: An engrossing throwback
    In her long and famously prolific career as a novelist, Joyce Carol Oates has worked in many different modes, from the social realism of her National Book Award-winning "them" (1969) and the neo-Gothic storytelling of "Bellefleur" (1980) to the...
  • Historic Bruton Parish Church gets bell cleaned

    The last time anyone cleaned the historic bell at Bruton Parish Church, Theodore Roosevelt was president and the Wright Brothers were celebrating the first flight to last more than 30 minutes. But records from the 1905 restoration are so bad that the...
  • District sees gains in test scores

    The Burbank Unified School District saw significant gains in standardized test scores when results were released Friday. The state’s Standards Testing and Reporting (STAR) program evaluates student comprehension of English, math, science and...
  • Marie Kolasinski dies at 90; Christian activist ran O.C. crafts business

    Marie Kolasinski dies at 90; Christian activist ran O.C. crafts business
    Marie Kolasinski, a devoutly anti-government Orange County grandmother who was sent to jail at 85 after clashing with health inspectors at her popular quilting and crafts emporium, has died. She was 90. Once dubbed "Che Kolasinski" by a local newspaper...
  • Book review: 'Colonel Roosevelt' by Edmund Morris

    Book review: 'Colonel Roosevelt' by Edmund Morris
    Colonel Roosevelt Edmund Morris Random House: 770 pp., $35 After spending close to eight triumphant years in the White House, Theodore Roosevelt left Washington in 1909 on top of the world, a charismatic leader beloved by his countrymen and greeted...
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  • Review: Juan Gabriel Vásquez's 'The Secret History of Costaguana'

    Review: Juan Gabriel Vásquez's 'The Secret History of Costaguana'
    The Secret History of Costaguana A Novel Juan Gabriel Vásquez Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean Riverhead: 287 pp., $26.95 "The Secret History of Costaguana" is an intricately detailed, audacious reframing of "Nostromo," the classic 1904...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • 'Super PACs' are showing their power

    'Super PACs' are showing their power
    Political committees unfettered by donation limits are dominating the last weeks of the presidential nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, funding aggressive attack campaigns that are swamping the efforts of the candidates themselves. In Ohio,...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport: a woman finally gets a (half) airport name

     
    (Reluctantly updated, 4 p.m. 3/21/12 with reference to the Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison Kansas.) So Little Rock has voted to rename its airport Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, after the former president and current U.S. secretary of...
  • In Kansas, Obama says middle class faces 'make-or-break moment'

    In Kansas, Obama says middle class faces 'make-or-break moment'
    With a nod to Theodore Roosevelt, President Obama positioned himself as the champion of the middle class while blasting the "you're-on-your-own economics" of the modern Republican Party, a message likely to form the basis of his reelection effort. The...
  • South Korea questions story of Kim Jong Il's death

     
    South Korean intelligence officials are casting doubt on North Korea's official story line that Kim Jong Il died of a heart attack while working aboard a moving train Saturday morning....