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  • Mike Wallace: simply the best

     
    When Hewitt was about to leave "60 Minutes," Wallace told me what he would miss about the producer: "This vitality, the willingness to listen to everybody, the psychic energy. You may not always agree with him, but you have to admire him." You could say...
  • In Theory: Can Islam and democracy coexist?

    Q. The pro-democracy uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have resonated around the world, with even the Wall Street Journal going so far as to headline one column, “The Arab World's 1989?” Hosni Mubarak's resignation from his position as...
  • Paperback Writers: Between sea and sky

    Paperback Writers: Between sea and sky
    Bruce Chatwin, the brilliant English writer and stylish nomad, died from AIDS in late 1989. His memorial service, held in a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in London on the day that Ayatollah Khomeini handed a death sentence to Chatwin's friend Salman Rushdie,...
  • Mike Wallace Dies At 93; '60 Minutes' Pioneer

    Mike Wallace Dies At 93; '60 Minutes' Pioneer
    Mike Wallace, who pioneered and then dominated the probing and enduringly popular hallmark TV magazine series "60 Minutes," died Saturday night, CBS announced. He was 93. Wallace, who had triple heart bypass surgery in early 2008, died in New Haven,...
  • Nosratollah Amini dies at 94; Iranian lawyer, politician became Mossadegh's personal attorney

    Nosratollah Amini, an Iranian lawyer and politician who became the personal attorney of Mohammad Mossadegh, the nationalist prime minister deposed in a U.S.-backed coup in 1953, died April 20 at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Va. He was 94 and had...
  • An Iranian's vision of Jesus' life stirs debate

    An Iranian's vision of Jesus' life stirs debate
    Another in a series of occasional articles. TEHRAN -- A man wrapped in a shawl stood at the door. "This is Jesus," said another man. Jesus sat and peeled an orange as his companion, Nader Talebzadeh, began to speak, precisely, so as not to be...
  • Iran's inner and outer circles of influence and power

    Iran's inner and outer circles of influence and power
    Iran's supreme leader spoke not with the thunder of a man regarded in his country as God's representative on Earth, but with the exasperated tone of a corporate manager chastising his employees. Ali Khamenei had ordered his deputies to start...
  • In Iran, a cadre of lawyers takes the case of justice

    In Iran, a cadre of lawyers takes the case of justice
    Tehran The night before lawyer Mohammed Dadkhah was to appear in court for his first human rights case, two masked men on motorcycles pulled up alongside him as he walked home. They hurled him into one of Tehran's ubiquitous street-side drainage canals....
  • The Enchantress of Florence' by Salman Rushdie

    The Enchantress of Florence'  by Salman Rushdie
    The Enchantress of Florence A Novel Salman Rushdie Random House: 358 pp., $26 What doesn't kill you in the literary world makes you stronger. That's why one has to wonder how Salman Rushdie's literary fortunes would have fared without the infamous...
  • L.A.'s 'Blade Runner' plans

    Life imitates art in ways too strange to imagine. Take, for example, two recent proposals for downtown redevelopment. Developer Sonny Astani wants to hang a 14-story animated billboard on the side of the condominium tower he's building at 9th and...
  • For Jimmy Carter, a more personal mission

    Jimmy Carter still spends much of his time injecting himself into the nastiest spats on the planet. But most Sundays, the 83-year-old former president manages to be back here in the tiny city where he was raised. He does not like to skip Sunday school....
  • IRAN: Ayatollah calls government a 'military regime,' calls for clerical revolt [Updated]

     
    An influential and high-ranking Iranian cleric has issued a scathing denunciation of the Islamic Republic's current leadership, calling on senior Shiite Muslim clergy in the Iranian holy cities of Qom and Mashhad as well as the Iraqi shrine city of......