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  • Jayne Cortez dies at 78; poet and performance artist

    Jayne Cortez dies at 78; poet and performance artist
    Before the ashes and the anguish, before the 1965 riots and the spotlight of attention that followed, there was a pocket of people already fighting for Watts.
  • Sherman Hemsley dies at 74; star of TV's 'The Jeffersons'

    Sherman Hemsley dies at 74; star of TV's 'The Jeffersons'
    Sherman Hemsley, who was rooted in the minds of millions of television viewers as Archie Bunker's bombastic black neighbor, George Jefferson, in"All in the Family" and later as the star of his own long-running sitcom, "The Jeffersons," has died. He was...

    On Sunday: Alain Mabanckou, Jonathan Franzen and lumber as history

     
    In Sunday books: a talk with UCLA author Alain Mabanckou, plus reviews of the latest by Jonathan Franzen, lumber as history and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's letters and diaries.

    Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert teaming up for 'The Maids'

    Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert teaming up for 'The Maids'
    Some casting news is too intriguing to ignore. Cate Blanchett will team up with French film star Isabelle Huppert in a staging of Jean Genet's  "The Maids"  next year at the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia. The company unveiled its 2013 season on...

    Happy scandalous anniversary to Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'

    Happy scandalous anniversary to Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'
    On this date, March 25, in 1957, Allen Ginsberg helped make literary history. That's because 520 copies of his poem "Howl" were seized by U.S. Customs agents on charges of obscenity. Ginsberg and his publisher, City Lights, would fight those charges --...