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Hedda Bolgar, a psychologist old enough to have attended Sigmund Freud's lectures in Vienna but youthful enough to have treated patients until just a few weeks ago, has died. She was 103. Her mind was sharp, her zest for work keen, and her social...
Bucking longstanding patterns in the United States, more poor people now live in the nation's suburbs than in urban areas, according to a new analysis. As poverty mounted throughout the nation over the past decade, the number of poor people living in...
The history of Europe is written in its people's DNA. The Huns and the Slavs made incursions into Eastern Europe about 1,500 years ago. Migrants moved from Ireland to England in recent centuries. Populations in Italy and Spain have been comparatively...
A conference to promote peace between communist and capitalist adversaries might sound like an antiquated notion in the post-Cold War era. But in this 60th anniversary year of the signing of the Korean War armistice, which suspended the fighting but...
Tags: Movies, China, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Korean War (1950-1953)
A look at some recent and recommended books: FICTION Claire Messud's "The Woman Upstairs" (Random House, $25.95) thrums with the fury of a middle-aged woman whose dormant creative impulses are awakened when she forges a friendship-verging-on-obsession...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Literature
WASHINGTON — President Obama's message was one so imbued with hope that it actually ended with a promise that the sun will come out tomorrow. "The sun will rise over Boston," Obama declared Thursday in his first extended remarks about the bombings...
Tags: George W. Bush, David Axelrod, Sports, Barack Obama, Elections
The architect of President Obama’s political narrative has a new story to tell: His own. David Axelrod, Obama’s longtime confidant and former strategist, will write a “personal biography of his professional life,” according to...
Japanese garden: In the April 6 Saturday section, an information box with an article about the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena gave incomplete information for an April 28 Garden Conservancy tour. A ticket package for all six homes on the tour...
Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...
Future historians of the Barack Obama presidency, where would you rather travel? To that perpetually sunny corner of Polynesia where our 44th president was born? Or to the windy city on Lake Michigan he most recently called home? Barack Obama’s...
This post has been corrected. See note below.Here’s a riddle: If gun ownership is declining, why are so many guns being sold? According to the General Social Survey, a project of the independent research organization NORC, the number of U.S. households with guns dropped from 50% in 1973 to...
This post has been corrected. See note below.In America’s debate over gun policy, one of the sharpest divides separates those who believe a gun at home makes them safer from those who believe that gun ownership would put them at risk. Increasingly, gun owners cite protection, rather than...
Tags: Rentals, Interior Policy, Laws, Politics, Crime, Law and Justice
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