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  • Review: 'Detroit: A Biography' by Scott Martelle sees ruin, hope

    Review: 'Detroit: A Biography' by Scott Martelle sees ruin, hope
    Detroit: A Biography Scott Martelle Chicago Review Press: 288 pp., $24.95 In February 1863, Thomas Faulkner, a Detroit saloon owner of mixed-race background, was arrested on the charge of raping a 9-year-old white girl. Despite his protestations of...
  • Anna Deavere Smith wins $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

    Anna Deavere Smith wins $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
    Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...
  • Santa Monica wins Eliasson sculpture; awaits a much bigger one

    Santa Monica wins Eliasson sculpture; awaits a much bigger one
    Santa Monica will soon be sporting a new piece of civic art by Olafur Eliasson, and while it’s on a considerably less massive scale than the giant temporary waterfalls the Danish-Icelandic artist installed along the East River in New York City as...
  • Elouise Cobell dies at 65; Native American activist

    Elouise Cobell dies at 65; Native American activist
    Elouise Cobell, the treasurer of the Blackfeet tribe who tenaciously pursued a lawsuit that accused the federal government of cheating Native Americans out of more than a century's worth of royalties, resulting in a record $3.4-billion settlement, has...
  • Milton Babbitt dies at 94; composer developed first electronic synthesizer

    Milton Babbitt dies at 94; composer developed first electronic synthesizer
    Composer Milton Babbitt, who was known for his complex orchestral compositions and credited with developing the first electronic synthesizer in the 1950s, has died. He was 94. Babbitt died Saturday of natural causes at University Medical Center at...
  • PASSINGS: John Dye, Ellen Stewart, Del Reisman, Irene Jerison

    PASSINGS: John Dye, Ellen Stewart, Del Reisman, Irene Jerison
    John Dye Actor best known for 'Touched by an Angel' John Dye, 47, an actor best known for his role as Andrew in the long-running CBS-TV series "Touched by an Angel," was found dead Monday at his home in San Francisco, the San Francisco medical examiner'...
  • Duke Foundation creates nation's biggest artist-grant program

     
    The Doris Duke Foundation has announced a new $50 million funding initiative for jazz, contemporary dance and theater, which includes the nation's biggest charitable grant program for individual artists. On top of that, the Duke Foundation says it will...
  • Poet Kay Ryan among the geniuses

     
    Kay Ryan, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and a former U.S. poet laureate, is among this year's recipients of MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants....
  • Jeanne Gang is first architect in 11 years to win MacArthur grant

     
    Jeanne Gang, the 47-year-old founder of Studio Gang Architects, joins 21 other MacArthur Fellows this year; each of them will receive a $500,000 cash prize from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation that famously comes with no strings...
  • MacArthur 'genius' grants go to cellist, architect, jazz musician

     
    Alisa Weilerstein, Jeanne Gang, Dafnis Prieto among recipients of MacArthur genius grants...
  • Voters ready for Congress to cut debt

     
    Voters, it seems, are confused. While the majority say that it's too early to cut back on unemployment benefits, despite the rising national debt, another poll indicates that the majority of Americans also think it is "very important" to cut......