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  • 'The Wilderness Warrior' by Douglas Brinkley

    'The Wilderness Warrior' by Douglas Brinkley
    The Wilderness Warrior Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America Douglas Brinkley Harper: 960 pp., $34.99 Reviewing several Roosevelt biographies in 1920, H.L. Mencken reported that he had found more "gush" than "sense." Douglas Brinkley's...
  • 'The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time' by Judith Shulevitz

    'The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time' by Judith Shulevitz
    The Sabbath World Glimpses of a Different Order of Time Judith Shulevitz Random House: 250 pp., $26 In the mid-1990s, when my wife and I were first considering observing Shabbat, a friend told me that you had three chances to make it right with God....
  • Tony-contending musicals bring new audiences to Broadway

    Tony-contending musicals bring new audiences to Broadway
    THERE ARE telltale moments when Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of "In the Heights," knows who's in the audience to see his new musical about Latinos in Upper Manhattan: Whenever he mentions the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico in a rap song, or...
  • Jens Risom's classic chair design at Design Within Reach

    Jens Risom's classic chair design at Design Within Reach
    Danish designer Jens Risom's first foray into creating furniture for modern American homes was the 666 WSP, an instantly recognizable World War II-era chair with a beech frame and webbing made from parachute straps. Later, in 1949, designing for the...
  • Democrats brace for a long battle

    With no end in sight, Democrats braced Wednesday for a prolonged and nasty fight for their party's presidential nomination as Barack Obama assailed his reinvigorated rival over taxes and, in a turnabout, her experience in foreign affairs. Hillary...
  • Sarah Palin's ties to Alaskan Independence Party are played down

    Tonight, Sarah Palin will be nominated as the Republican Party's choice for vice president of the United States. But back home, she has cheered the work of a tiny party that long has pushed for a statewide vote on whether Alaska should secede from...
  • Military deaths

    The Defense Department last week identified the following U.S. military personnel who died in Afghanistan and Iraq: Francisco X. Aguila, 35, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; corporal, Army. Aguila died of noncombat-related injuries Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan....
  • PASSINGS

    Susan Hibbert Witness to Germany's surrender Susan Hibbert, 84, who typed the English version of the German surrender document ending World War II and then messaged London to announce the accord had been signed, died Feb. 2, according to the British...
  • Latin Grammys eye pioneers

    Latin Grammys eye pioneers
    In recognition of the continuing influence of rock and alternative styles on the Latin music industry, Mexico's pioneering Café Tacuba garnered six nominations, the most of any artist, for the 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards announced Wednesday at the...
  • Bruce Graham dies at 84; architect of iconic Chicago skyscrapers

    Bruce Graham dies at 84; architect of iconic Chicago skyscrapers
    Bruce Graham, the hard-driving architect of the Willis Tower, once the world's tallest building, and the John Hancock Center, the X-braced giant that became a symbol of Chicago's industrial might, has died. He was 84. Graham died Saturday at his home...
  • PASSINGS: Dennis Cole, Bruce King, Francisco Ayala

    PASSINGS: Dennis Cole, Bruce King, Francisco Ayala
    Dennis Cole Popular '60s TV actor Dennis Cole, 69, a handsome blond actor who had numerous TV guest-star roles beginning in the 1960s and was married to "Charlie's Angels" star Jaclyn Smith for a time, died Sunday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort...
  • PASSINGS: Peter Haskell, Carlos Franqui, Peter Steele

    PASSINGS: Peter Haskell, Carlos Franqui, Peter Steele
    Peter Haskell 'Bracken's World' star Peter Haskell, 75, a prolific stage, screen and TV actor who starred in the TV series "Bracken's World," died April 12 at his Northridge home, said his daughter, Audra. He played writer-producer Kevin Grant on...