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  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 28, 2013

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News a 235-foot-tall Delta IV Heavy rocket blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The rocket is the tallest ever to be launched from the base north of Santa Barbara. Although the purpose of the mission is secret, analysts...
  • Forest Whitaker says 'The Butler' served him well

     Forest Whitaker says 'The Butler' served him well
    NEW YORK — Forest Whitaker tends to talk about his work with a mystical flourish. Movie roles, he says, have helped him achieve transcendence, learn the value of quiet and appreciate fear. Yet the star of Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is...
  • 3-D printing: Public libraries' latest step into the digital world

    3-D printing: Public libraries' latest step into the digital world
    You never know when you’ll need a 3-D printer. They can cost anywhere from $400 to $25,000, which is a bit much if you’re trying to “print” (somehow, that seems like the wrong verb) a plastic cookie-cutter you’ve downloaded...
  • The Week in Pictures | August 26 – September 1, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The massive Rim fire roared from the Stanislaus National Forest deeper into Yosemite National Park this week. Officials estimate that it will be fully contained in two or three weeks, but it is...
  • Lots of upside to staying in downtown Berkeley

    Lots of upside to staying in downtown Berkeley
    Telegraph Avenue may be the spiritual heart of Berkeley and the University of California campus the focal point, but from a visitor's point of view, downtown is the ideal place to stay. It's close to everything and has its own vibe, with an eclectic...
  • Amid Obama presidency, films take major leap in facing race head-on

    Amid Obama presidency, films take major leap in facing race head-on
    TORONTO — Watching Steve McQueen's achingly brilliant "12 Years a Slave" at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was struck by many things. The film's artistry — script, performances, imagery — is significant. The movie is...
  • Samuel Fuller's 'Shock Corridor' arrived in mad times

    Samuel Fuller's 'Shock Corridor' arrived in mad times
    Not a guy to mince words, two-fisted writer-director Samuel Fuller began (and ended) his tabloid classic "Shock Corridor" with a spurious quote from Euripides: "Whom God wishes to destroy he first makes mad." But he might just have well taken his epigraph...
  • 'I Have a Dream' : They're moved to music by Martin Luther King Jr.

    'I Have a Dream' : They're moved to music by Martin Luther King Jr.
    It's likely few people are familiar with one aspect of the Rev. Martin Luther King's life — his appreciation of and background in classical music. The "Symphony of Brotherhood" concert Sunday at downtown's Zipper Concert Hall aims to highlight...
  • Gay bullying inspires composer David Del Tredici's 'Bullycide'

    Gay bullying inspires composer David Del Tredici's 'Bullycide'
    You can’t seemingly find a more insider composer than David Del Tredici, whose “Bullycide” was commissioned by La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest and will have its premiere Friday night in Sherwood Auditorium of the Museum of...
  • If you think Christians here are persecuted, you need to grow up

    If you think Christians here are persecuted, you need to grow up
    The notion that religious freedom is under siege isn't just an American preoccupation. Some Christian leaders in Britain also have sounded the alarm, prompting a pointed rejoinder from the former spiritual leader of the Church of England that also...
  • Cleanup of Lincoln Memorial completed

    Cleanup of Lincoln Memorial completed
    WASHINGTON -- Cleaning and preservation crews have finished removing green paint that was splashed on the iconic statue inside the Lincoln Memorial three weeks ago, the National Park Service announced. The vandalism was discovered on July 26 after...