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  • Ted Forstmann dies at 71; Wall Street financier, philanthropist

    Ted Forstmann dies at 71; Wall Street financier, philanthropist
    Ted Forstmann, a longtime Wall Street financier and philanthropist who was a major player during the wave of corporate takeovers in the 1980s, including the battle for RJR Nabisco in 1988, died Sunday. He was 71. The cause was brain cancer, according...
  • PASSINGS: Glenn Shadix, Lucius Walker, LeRoy A. Beavers Jr., Mike Edwards, Larry Ashmead, Corneille

    PASSINGS: Glenn Shadix, Lucius Walker, LeRoy A. Beavers Jr., Mike Edwards, Larry Ashmead, Corneille
    Glenn Shadix Character actor worked with Tim Burton Glenn Shadix, 58, a character actor best remembered for his portrayal of the portly, pretentious interior designer Otho in director Tim Burton's 1988 ghost comedy "Beetlejuice," died Tuesday at his...
  • PASSINGS: Doyle Bramhall, Winston C. Doby, Bruno Rubeo, Cargill MacMillan Jr.

    PASSINGS: Doyle Bramhall, Winston C. Doby, Bruno Rubeo, Cargill MacMillan Jr.
    Doyle Bramhall Bluesman collaborated with Stevie Ray Vaughan Doyle Bramhall, 62, a blues singer, drummer and songwriter best known for his collaborations with the late guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, died Saturday at his home in Alpine, Texas, the Houston...
  • Dick Wimmer dies at 74; author whose well-reviewed novel was rejected 162 times

    Dick Wimmer dies at 74; author whose well-reviewed novel was rejected 162 times
    Creative-writing instructor Dick Wimmer's best lesson for would-be authors may have had more to do with persistence than prose. His first novel, the well-reviewed "Irish Wine," was published in 1989 after being turned down by publishers and agents 162...
  • Voices -- Edith Shain and 'The Kiss'

     
    Photograph by Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times Celebrating the V-J Day Kiss Seen 'Round the World * The 60th anniversary of the end of World War II focuses new attention on the joyful smooch between two exuberant strangers. Sunday August 14, 2005 By J....
  • Winged light: How do butterflies get their color?

     
    Butterfly wings are so synonymous with bold color that few people may wonder what makes them that way. But Yale University researchers studying the green color on the wings of five butterfly species say they have found the source of that striking color â€...
  • This is your mind on meditation: less wandering, more doing

    This is your mind on meditation: less wandering, more doing
    The brains of experienced meditators appear to be fitter, more disciplined and more "on task" than do the brains of those trying out meditation for the first time. And the differences between the two groups are evident not only during meditation, when...
  • English pubs in literature -- can America compete?

     
    British author Richard Francis is a novelist and a scholar -- this fall, Yale University press will publish his book "Fruitlands: The Alcott Family, the Englishmen, and Utopia" about the Transcendentalists, particularly Bronson Alcott (father of Louisa...
  • Take a deep breath with lab-grown lungs

     
    Breathe in, breathe out — it may seem simple, but lungs are devilishly complicated structures, boasting more than 40 different cell types and an intricate network of tiny blood vessels and air sacs. It's no wonder, then, that engineering lungs in the...
  • MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry brings her analytical POV to cable news

     
    As a tenured professor of political science at Tulane University in New Orleans, a columnist for The Nation magazine, and, as of February, host of an eponymous weekend talk show on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry maintains a schedule that would make even...
  • Michael Mann's counterstrike in the climate wars

     
    Climate change may have dropped off the national political agenda, but unfortunately that doesn't mean the problem has gone away. As of January, the Earth's atmosphere contained 393 parts per million of carbon dioxide. And rising. To understand why that'...