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  • Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.

    Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.
    "What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do.
  • Brandeis students nix Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali. What a pity.

    Brandeis students nix Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali. What a pity.
    Another spring, another college commencement speaker contoversy. In 1990, students at Wellesley College objected to First Lady Barbara Bush, who they felt was not sufficiently feminist as she had dropped out of Smith College in 1944 to get married. In...

    James Rebhorn dies at 65; character actor on stage and screen

    James Rebhorn dies at 65; character actor on stage and screen
    He was a neurosurgeon, a shipping magnate, a pompous headmaster, an autocratic father: He was the self-inflated, often weaselly authority figure whose long, narrow, aristocratic face was as well-known in films and television as his name was obscure....

    Did rainy climate aid Genghis Khan? Tree rings offer clues.

    Did rainy climate aid Genghis Khan? Tree rings offer clues.
    In the rings of ancient and gnarled trees, scientists have found evidence of a period of an unusual stretch of warmth and wetness in Mongolia between the years 1211 and 1225 — the exact time that Genghis Khan was in power. Coincidence? They...

    Clues to Genghis Khan's rise, written in the rings of ancient trees

    Clues to Genghis Khan's rise, written in the rings of ancient trees
    In the rings of ancient and gnarled trees, a team of scientists has found evidence of a period of consistent warmth and wetness in Mongolia between the years 1211 and 1225 -- the exact time that Genghis Khan first rose to power.  Coincidence? They think...