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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Not Just for Kids: 'Between Shades of Gray' by Ruta Sepetys

    Not Just for Kids: 'Between Shades of Gray' by Ruta Sepetys
    Between Shades of Gray A Novel Ruta Sepetys Philomel: 344 pp., $17.99, ages 12 and up In young adult books about World War II, the Holocaust dominates. But there are lesser-known atrocities that also took place, including during the Soviet...
  • Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent

    Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent
    Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. For two decades, Mengers was one of...
  • Book review: 'The Stranger Within Sarah Stein'

    Book review: 'The Stranger Within Sarah Stein'
    Young adult novelists are increasingly tackling darker subjects: kidnappings, drugs, rape. But few have delved into so many dark subjects as novelist Thane Rosenbaum, who ventures into YA territory with his latest, "The Stranger Within Sarah Stein," a...
  • PASSINGS: Steve Bridges, Ronnie Montrose, Edna Milton Chadwell, Carl Q. Christol, Tina Strobos, Terri Dial

    PASSINGS: Steve Bridges, Ronnie Montrose, Edna Milton Chadwell, Carl Q. Christol, Tina Strobos, Terri Dial
    Steve Bridges Impersonator of George W. Bush Steve Bridges, 48, a comic actor and impersonator who was best known for his mimicry of President George W. Bush and appeared alongside the chief executive at the 2006 White House Correspondents Assn. dinner,...
  • Critic's Notebook: Essays tiptoe up to grab us unawares

    Critic's Notebook: Essays tiptoe up to grab us unawares
    Essays sneak up on us. They are — or often feel — accidental: the record of a writer wrestling with an idea, an observation, a slice of experience, of a writer figuring it out. They have a conditional quality, as if they could go in any...
  • Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'

    Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'
    He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
  • Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim

    Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim
    Hans Keilson was a newly minted physician in the mid-1930s when the persecution began. As a Jew in Hitler's Germany, he was stripped of the right to practice medicine. A writer, he soon lost that identity too: His autobiographical first novel was pulped...
  • John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration

    John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration
    The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-...
  • Elan Steinberg dies at 59; former head of World Jewish Congress

    Elan Steinberg dies at 59; former head of World Jewish Congress
    The son of Holocaust survivors, Elan Steinberg preferred to keep his family history private. But the fierce strategist and former leader of the World Jewish Congress was clearly motivated by it, according to observers, as he relentlessly pushed to...
  • Southern California Close-up: Westside of Los Angeles

    Southern California Close-up: Westside of Los Angeles
      First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Jarrott, Frank Chirkinian, Edward Stephenson, Mikhail Simonov, Arnost Lustig

    PASSINGS: Charles Jarrott, Frank Chirkinian, Edward Stephenson, Mikhail Simonov, Arnost Lustig
    Charles Jarrott Directed TV and film, including 'Mary, Queen of Scots' Charles Jarrott, 83, a British film and TV director best known for the Hal Wallis productions "Anne of the Thousand Days" and "Mary, Queen of Scots," died Friday at the Motion...
  • Book review: 'Absolute Monarchs'

    Book review: 'Absolute Monarchs'
    Absolute Monarchs A History of the Papacy John Julius Norwich Random House: 513 pp., $30 When preeminent British historian John Julius Norwich tells us in the introduction to his sweeping history of the Catholic papacy that his job is to give us "a...