| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:56 PM
When André Schiffrin was fired in 1990 as editor in chief of Pantheon Books, it was regarded as a loud shot in the war between commercialism and quality in American publishing. There were protests by noted authors, including Studs Terkel and Kurt...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:13 AM
When André Schiffrin — who died in Paris on Sunday of pancreatic cancer at age 78 — was fired in 1990 as editor in chief of Pantheon Books, it was regarded as a loud shot in the war between commercialism and quality in American publishing....
| Nov 30, 2013
| 4:41 PM
You could say she was a waitress, but that doesn't begin to cover it.
You could say she was a reliable employee, good colleague and devoted family member, but that doesn't paint the whole picture, either.
The world changes around us. It becomes less...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:39 PM
The note Patsy Swayze tucked in her son Don's suitcase was simple but meaningful.
It was 1980, and Don had just moved to California to pursue an acting career. He was sleeping on his older brother Patrick's couch and scared to death of the prospect of...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 8:00 AM
To cheers and techno music, Electric Run competitors gathered after sunset with glow sticks and neon spandex, fuzzy hats and face paint to run the 5K night course, accompanied by a light show.
"The atmosphere was charged and energetic, and I had a great...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The sound system was on the fritz in Russian technology billionaire Yuri Milner's $100-million, 30,000-square-foot mansion in Silicon Valley.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres had been served. The guests had taken their seats in Milner'...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Lotfi Mansouri, the spirited former general director of the San Francisco Opera whose desire to democratize the operatic experience for a modern audience spurred the use of projected translations in performances, has died. He was 84.
Mansouri died Aug....
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:07 PM
It's been two decades since Groundlings alum Jennifer Coolidge got her first big break in "The Masseuse" episode of the NBC series "Seinfeld," as Jerry's new masseuse girlfriend who refuses to give him a massage. In the subsequent 20 years, the...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Harry Reems, who starred with Linda Lovelace in the 1972 pornographic film "Deep Throat" and became a cause celebre in Hollywood after he was convicted on federal obscenity charges related to the movie, has died. He was 65.
Reems, who had pancreatic...
| May 13, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Aretha Franklin has canceled two scheduled performances later this month because of treatment she’s undergoing for an undisclosed medical condition, the Associated Press reports.
The Grammy Award-laden R&B-soul-gospel singer is forgoing her...