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  • The Occupy movement: Drumbeats of change

    The Occupy movement: Drumbeats of change
    I would have liked to know what the drummer hoped and what she expected. We will never know why she decided to take a drum to the central markets of Paris on Oct. 5, 1789, and why, that day, the tinder was so ready to catch fire from the drumbeat's...
  • Italy high court upholds Berlusconi conviction, sidesteps ban

    Italy high court upholds Berlusconi conviction, sidesteps ban
    ROME -- Italy's high court Thursday upheld a conviction of tax fraud and a four-year prison sentence for former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the first time that the media mogul and three-time premier has received a definitive conviction and...
  • 'Two Lives' to Rep Germany in Oscar Race

    LONDON -- Georg Maas' "Two Lives" will represent Germany in the foreign-language film category of the Academy Awards. The decision was made Tuesday in Munich by an independent jury, which was appointed by the national film org German Films. The film...
  • Smith: Rohrabacher is just being true to beliefs

    In my life, I have watched a man walk on the moon, seen the fall of the Berlin Wall, and observed America twice elect a black man to the presidency. In Hawaii in 1999, I saw a chicken cross the road, and several years ago on Highway 152 in Northern...
  • Dipping into the pools of Berlin

    Dipping into the pools of Berlin
    BERLIN - The indelible image of the former East German Olympic female swimmer: big, burly and unbeatable. After the Berlin Wall fell, former swimming coaches confirmed that the freakishly masculine women had taken steroids under the Stasi-run sports...
  • Christa Wolf dies at 82; celebrated German writer

    Christa Wolf dies at 82; celebrated German writer
    Christa Wolf, one of Germany's most celebrated writers for her depictions of life in the former communist East, but who was later damaged by revelations she collaborated with its secret police, has died. She was 82. Wolf died Thursday in Berlin,...
  • Lawrence S. Eagleburger dies at 80; former secretary of State

    Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
  • Suspicious minds: why doping always is on mine

    Suspicious minds: why doping always is on mine
    One day at the 1997 World Track and Field Championships in Athens, Greece, the Sunday Times of London writer David Walsh asked me if I were writing about doping in every story. This was a few years before Walsh published two books about Lance Armstrong,...
  • Can books about the fall of the Berlin Wall illuminate Egypt's protests?

    Can books about the fall of the Berlin Wall illuminate Egypt's protests?
  • A man and a woman, talking nukes in the woods

    A man and a woman, talking nukes in the woods
    These days, nuclear fears have been eclipsed by economic terrors. And, despite a brief recent rhetorical resurrection by Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Soviet Union is toast. And thus Lee Blessing's 1986 play "A Walk in the Woods," once a very timely two-...
  • Gen X women, young for their age

    Gen X women, young for their age
    Much has been made this year about the behemoth baby boom generation reaching retirement age. But another significant milestone is slipping past a bit more quietly yet with noticeable impact. The first wave of Gen-Xers has rounded 40, and they are...
  • Book review: 'The Breaking of Eggs' by Jim Powell

    Book review: 'The Breaking of Eggs' by Jim Powell
    The Breaking of Eggs A Novel Jim Powell Penguin: 342 pp., $15 paper In his debut novel, "The Breaking of Eggs," British writer Jim Powell surveys an impressive breadth of time — and trains his focus on a small slice. The book's historical...