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Though her 1968 debut album, Song to a Seagull, was no small feat of folk glory, it was by Joni Mitchells third and fourth releasesLadies of the Canyon and Bluethat her status as one of the most significant songwriters of her generation was cemented....
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Barbara Lauwers Podoski, who launched one of the most successful psychological campaigns of World War II, which resulted in the surrender of more than 600 Czechoslovakian soldiers fighting for the Germans, died of cardiovascular disease Aug. 16 at the...
All The RageThe powerful waft of incense should have tipped us off, especially when paired with the awe-inspiring beauty of the second-floor ballroom at La Sorbonne, with its high, artwork-covered ceiling and ornate gilded fixtures evoking a sense of sacred place....
Babylon & BeyondA moderate cleric is in line to assume a powerful post in the Sunni Muslim world. The sudden death of Sheik Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, the top cleric at Al Azhar in Cairo, on Wednesday has prompted instant speculation on who......
Babylon & BeyondEgyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Friday named Ahmed Tayeb as the new head of Al Azhar, Sunni Islam's most influential institution, which includes a university and a research center. Tayeb has presided over Al Azhar's university since 2003 and will........
Nina Burleigh ("Hoaxes from the Holy Land” Op-Ed article, Nov. 29) is unwilling to consider the possibility that the now-famous bone box inscribed "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" is authentic. This is despite the fact that the Jerusalem...
IF you want to see a car designed for designers, you need only turn your oversized Philip Johnson-style spectacles toward the Audi TT. From the moment the first concept car appeared at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1995, it was clear the TT meant to...
"Purple in the grays. Vermillion in the orange shadows, on a cold, fine day." -- Pierre Bonnard, from his notebooks Manhattan in a winter storm seems galaxies away from Bonnard's bright interiors. I carry an exhibition catalog from the Metropolitan...
Maurice Jarre, the French-born composer who won Oscars for his powerfully evocative scores for the David Lean epics "Lawrence of Arabia, "Doctor Zhivago and "A Passage to India," has died. He was 84. Jarre died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Malibu...
Mireille Marokvia French author of war memoirs Mireille Marokvia, 99, a French author of two critically acclaimed memoirs that describe her experiences in wartime Europe, died Oct. 19 in Las Cruces, N.M., where she had lived for 30 years. In her memoirs...
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From Times Staff and Wire ReportsNobel Prize-winning scientist Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, who was dubbed the "Isaac Newton of our time" for his pioneering research on liquid crystals, has died. He was 74. He died Friday in Orsay, a suburb of Paris, the French newspaper Le Monde reported...
It may not be surprising that Prince Charles-Henri de Lobkowicz, a descendant of France's King Charles X (the youngest brother of the executed Louis XVI), wears a black tie every year on Bastille Day. Or that Marc de Gontaut-Biron, a member of an...
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