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  • PASSINGS: Ben Starr, Otis Pike

     PASSINGS: Ben Starr, Otis Pike
    Ben Starr Longtime comedy writer featured in documentary Ben Starr, 92, a veteran comedy writer who was featured in the 2012 documentary "Lunch" chronicling the twice-monthly meetings of show business funnymen, died of congestive heart failure...
  • PASSINGS: Dr. Kenneth Edelin, Benjamin Curtis, Johnny Orr

     PASSINGS: Dr. Kenneth Edelin, Benjamin Curtis, Johnny Orr
    Dr. Kenneth Edelin Physician in 1970s landmark abortion case Dr. Kenneth Edelin, 74, a Boston physician who was at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday in Sarasota, Fla. He had cancer, said his wife, Barbara. Edelin...
  • New federal rules to keep guns from potentially violent mentally ill

    New federal rules to keep guns from potentially violent mentally ill
    The federal government on Friday announced it had drafted new rules aimed at keeping people who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric treatment from buying guns. The Department of Health and Human Services said one proposed rule would "remove...
  • Stanford education dean named UC Berkeley's new provost

    Stanford education dean named UC Berkeley's new provost
    Claude Steele, a social psychology expert who is the dean of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will become the provost of UC Berkeley, it was announced Monday. UC Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks on Monday announced his...
  • National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'

    National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system

    Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system
    When Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, asked historian and public television host Richard Heffner to oversee the group's controversial movie ratings system, Heffner turned it down, saying his mother "did not raise me to...
  • Another insider-turned-author mines Goldman Sachs

    Another insider-turned-author mines Goldman Sachs
    Goldman Sachs is a sacred order, at least in the minds of some of its staff. "What Happened to Goldman Sachs" is the second book in 12 months from a former employee that accuses the bank's management of not being sufficiently devout. Steven Mandis,...
  • John Freeman, at Skylight Tuesday, on 'How to Read a Novelist'

    John Freeman, at Skylight Tuesday, on 'How to Read a Novelist'
    On his book tour, the tables have been turning on John Freeman: A parade of luminous authors are interviewing him. He's already sat down for public conversations with Teju Cole, Geoff Dyer, Aleksandar Hemon, and Marilynne Robinson, and on Tuesday night,...
  • JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot

     JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot
    Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe. But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
  • Spanking your kids could affect their vocabulary down the road

    Spanking your kids could affect their vocabulary down the road
    To spank or not to spank: For most American parents, it isn't a question. The majority of U.S. children have been spanked at some time in their life, despite a robust body of evidence that suggests spanking a child leads to problems in the future. ...
  • Environmental Protection Agency names new scientific integrity chief

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday appointed Francesca Grifo as the agency’s official in charge of scientific integrity. In addition to overseeing the scientific integrity program, Grifo will chair an internal committee that...