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  • A stirring Requiem for San Diego Opera's senseless, premature death

     A stirring Requiem for San Diego Opera's senseless, premature death
    SAN DIEGO — On the first page of the program booklet for San Diego Opera's stirring performance of Verdi's Requiem Thursday night at Civic Theatre, the company's board president, Karen S. Cohn, ended her welcoming note with the line: "I can't wait to see you in 2015 for our 50th anniversary season!"
  • Happy Birthday, P.G. Wodehouse!

    Happy Birthday, P.G. Wodehouse!
    Some people have left such an enduring mark on civilization that we shouldn't wait for jubilees or other milestones to honor their birthdays. Such is P.G. Wodehouse, that great British master of farce, born 132 years ago today. For me, Wodehouse is...

    Beryl Bainbridge dies; British novelist chronicled human relationships

    Beryl Bainbridge dies; British novelist chronicled human relationships
    Acclaimed British novelist Beryl Bainbridge, an acute and acerbic chronicler of human relationships, died Friday of cancer in a London hospital, said Ed Wilson of her literary agency Johnson and Alcock. She was believed to be 77. Bainbridge was born in...

    NEH gives $40 million in grants; $3.2 million to California

     
    National Endowment for the Humanities issues $40 million in grants, including $3.2 million to California museums, scholars and documentary filmmakers. Documentaries win the biggest grants; others sponsor seminars aimed to improve college and secondary...

    'Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority'--Federal Judge Roger Vinson on Obama healthcare law

     
    Full text and selected excerpts of Judge Roger Vinson's federal court decision declaring the new healthcare law unconstitutional.