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  • Ted Kennedy's milestones and missteps

    Ted Kennedy's milestones and missteps
    For once, the extravagant elegies for a departed public figure are appropriate. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in President Obama's words, was "the greatest United States senator of our time," at least for those who shared his passion for an activist federal...
  • Obama to birthers: knock it off. At prayer breakfast, he also tells religious leaders to stop targeting gays

     
    The National Prayer Breakfast is usually a low-key affair. The gathering of leaders in politics, business and religion has been attended by every U.S. president since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. Usually the eggs and orange juice mingle with calls......
  • 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......
  • Theater review: 'Peace' at Getty Villa

     
    The comedies of Aristophanes???so sanely rebellious, so tastily profane???are perhaps more tantalizing to us moderns than the ancient Greek tragedies. They are also more theatrically elusive, loaded with topical references that require either heavy...
  • U.S. Olympic media summit: Time to turn off the cynicism

     
    Reporting from Chicago -- Sometimes we cynical journalists (redundant, I know) moan and roll our eyes when TV networks air those up-close-and-personal features that focus on the incredible obstacles athletes have overcome to reach the Olympics. But...
  • Lights officially out for iconic CBS soap opera

     
    The longest-running drama in broadcast history, CBS' 'Guiding Light,' wrapped up its 72-year run this afternoon. The show went out on a high note, with many of the characters gathering for a picnic in a park on a bright sunny......
  • In today's pages: ACORN and right-wing nuts

     
    The Opinion Manufacturing Division straddles the ideological divide today, offering red meat to both sides of the aisle. The Times editorial board blasts ACORN, the community organizers at the heart of conservative talk radio's favorite conspiracy...
  • Bullet Claims an Innocent Victim

     
    Sept. 22, 1919: "The Vigilantes" is playing at the Victory Theater, 838 S. Broadway. Sept. 22, 1909: Nicolas Rodriguez is killed when a bullet ricochets several times and strikes him as he rides his bicycle near 3rd Street and Traction Avenue. "It was...
  • For one Iraqi general, a tale of lost hope and honor

    For one Iraqi general, a tale of lost hope and honor
    Late at night, when he can't sleep, the Iraqi general paces past the dimly lighted model homes and construction sites of his Cairo neighborhood. He avoids the main streets, crammed with shopping malls and restaurants. He doesn't want to run into other...
  • 'Love Child' memoir writer Allegra Huston talks about her two families

    'Love Child' memoir writer Allegra Huston talks about her two families
    For years, Allegra Huston was encouraged to write her memoirs. But the magazine journalist and screenwriter turned a deaf ear to all requests. "I was not interested in 'poor me,' " says the 44-year-old Huston, relaxing in the living room of a friend's...
  • 'Angels and Ages' by Adam Gopnik

    Angels and Ages A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life Adam Gopnik Alfred A. Knopf: 224 pp., $24.95 It is an exploration more than a settlement. Adam Gopnik calls his thoughts about Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln a "short book."...