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  • Frank Pierson dies at 87; Oscar-winning screenwriter

    Frank Pierson dies at 87; Oscar-winning screenwriter
    A writer for as long as he could remember, Frank Pierson penned his most famous line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate," decades ago for the 1967 script "Cool Hand Luke." At the time, he thought there was no way such a refined line would be allowed to be uttered by the redneck crew captain who has just taught Paul Newman's Luke a brutal lesson. To ensure the line stayed in, Pierson wrote an entire biography for the captain, one he never needed to use because no one ever questioned the quote that has since become one of the most iconic in movie history.
  • Evelyn Freeman dies at 96; therapist was pioneer in aging issues

    Evelyn Freeman dies at 96; therapist was pioneer in aging issues
    Evelyn Freeman, a pioneer in the field of aging who in the twilight of her life helped people cope with the challenges of getting older, has died. She was 96. Freeman, who was the longtime director of the senior counseling program at what was then called...

    L.A.'s walking dead

    L.A.'s walking dead
    Mark the date, remember the day. On March 5, 2013, Los Angeles redefined apathy. A measly 16% of the city's registered voters — or perhaps around 20% once all the mail-in ballots are counted — turned out in an election with the following...

    Women on Cannes red carpet -- but not in directors' chairs

     
    Jane Fonda and Alec Baldwin were there on the red carpet. Marilyn Monroe made an appearance -- if only on a poster. There was even an improbable camel. But one thing was glaringly missing at the Cannes Film Festival as it kicked off Wednesday in a...

    In tribute, Mexico fondly remembers writer Carlos Fuentes

     
    In a solemn tribute, mourners remembered the late novelist Carlos Fuentes as a Mexican man of letters who helped open the eyes of the world to Mexico.