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  • U.S. stage debut of 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' will be in La Jolla

    U.S. stage debut of 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' will be in La Jolla
    The stage musical version of the 1996 Disney animated movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was first produced in Germany more than a decade ago but has not been seen in the U.S. That will change finally when the La Jolla Playhouse presents the U.S....
  • Bradley Cooper in 'The Elephant Man': A dream role for a heartthrob

    It has become something of a theater tradition to cast a good-looking young man in the role of John Merrick, the horribly deformed protagonist of "The Elephant Man." The role, which requires the actor to be shirtless for a good period of time, is a...
  • Republicans blame President Obama for nation's economic woes

    Republicans blame President Obama for nation's economic woes
    WASHINGTON -- Rebutting President Obama's State of the Union address shortly after it was offered Tuesday evening, three prominent Republicans offered a very different appraisal of the current state of the nation’s economy and the changes that...
  • Time to call off the State of the Union address?

    Has the State of the Union address run its course? Outlived its usefulness? Or, as Politico's Todd Purdum puts it, using one of my favorite phrases, Has the State of the Union jumped the shark? "Blame Woodrow Wilson, who broke a century-old...
  • Verdugo Views: Distinguished alum has Armenian heritage

    Verdugo Views: Distinguished alum has Armenian heritage
    Glendale native Paul Ignatius, retired Secretary of the Navy, will be honored at this year’s Glendale Educational Foundation event as a distinguished Hoover High alumnus. Born in 1920, Ignatius grew up on Columbus Avenue in a Spanish-style house...
  • King's legacy on economic justice falling on deaf ears

    Dr. King would be angry and ashamed. Fifty years after then-President Lyndon B. Johnson used his State of the Union speech to urge an "all-out war on human poverty and unemployment," embarassing poverty rates still persist. Our nation's leaders...
  • Robert B. Reich: GOP's divide-and-conquer strategy no longer applies

    Fifty years ago, when Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the poor were different -- "other," as in Michael Harrington's seminal book of 1962, "The Other America." That's no longer the case. After the War on Poverty ended, Republicans told working-...
  • Critic's Notebook: JFK was arts patron in chief

    Three days after Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet inconsolably blackened the mood of America, Leonard Bernstein tried to lift the nation's spirits by focusing on a special legacy — one that is getting too little attention in the commentary around Friday's...
  • Rubio calls for assistance overhaul on 'War on Poverty' anniversary

    WASHINGTON -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for a “fundamental change” in how the government combats poverty by shifting responsibility for many existing federal assistance programs to states. In a much-anticipated speech, Rubio,...
  • High Cost Of Poverty

    In 2014, the state must turn its attention to poverty. In both human and economic terms, it's gotten too expensive. Nearly 50 years ago, on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the bold initiative that would become known as the War on...
  • Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro

    Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro
    The epic life of Lyndon Baines Johnson can be measured in many ways, but to me, the relevant unit is pages — 3,500 and counting. This year, a half-century after the wily Texan ascended to the White House in the wake of John F. Kennedy's...
  • CIF team success, individual accolades highlight year

    CIF team success, individual accolades highlight year
    Throughout the past year, the local community experienced its share of important, interesting and significant sports stories. Some of the stories enlightened us, some informed us and others just entertained us. Although many of the stories deserve...