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  • PASSINGS: Ron Taylor, Mario Armond Zamparelli, Anne Shaw Price

    PASSINGS: Ron Taylor, Mario Armond Zamparelli, Anne Shaw Price
    Ron Taylor Filmed shark for 'Jaws' Ron Taylor, 78, an Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the dramatic underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller "Jaws," died Sunday at a Sydney hospital after battling leukemia....
  • Bryce Courtenay dies at 79; best-selling Australian author

    Bryce Courtenay dies at 79; best-selling Australian author
    Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, whose debut novel, "The Power of One," was made into a popular 1992 movie starring Morgan Freeman, has died. He was 79. Courtenay died Thursday at his home in Canberra, Australia, according to his...
  • Australians torn over promises, risks of coal-seam 'fracking'

     
    Global Focus: Fracking Australia -- Lock the Gate appears to be a fitting name for Australia’s protest movement against hydraulic fracturing. It took activists years to identify threats to public health from "fracking," a classic case of getting...
  • ‘Hobbit’: Stephen Hunter on Bombur’s blubber, dwarf boot camp

     
    One of the most memorable dwarfs in “The Hobbit” is Bombur, described by J.R.R. Tolkien as “immensely fat and heavy.” ......
  • Australia seeks to clamp down on forced labor, organ trafficking

     
    In Australia, legislation is aimed at combating organ trafficking, forced marriage and forced labor by broadening laws against slavery and exploitation, a plan that was heralded by human rights groups as a blueprint for world efforts to stop such abuse......
  • In the moment with Cate Blanchett

    In the moment with Cate Blanchett
    On the surface, Cate Blanchett would seem to be the least Chekhovian human being on the planet. No idle longing for Moscow for this international stage and screen star, whose frequent flier mileage must have broken the million mark since she and her...
  • Critic's Notebook: Anton Chekhov for the modern world

    Critic's Notebook: Anton Chekhov for the modern world
    NEW YORK — Anton Chekhov is always with us in the theater. But this summer his work has been especially prevalent, serving as an inspirational model for such contemporary playwrights as Tracy Letts, Andrew Upton and Annie Baker. Having recently...
  • Andrew Upton, minus Cate Blanchett, staying at Sydney Theatre Company

    Andrew Upton, minus Cate Blanchett, staying at Sydney Theatre Company
    Andrew Upton is staying on at the Sydney Theatre Company, assuming the position of sole artistic director starting in January. For the last four years, Upton and his wife, actress Cate Blanchett, have served as co-artistic directors of Australia's most...
  • David Warren dies at 85; inventor of the 'black box' flight data recorder

    David Warren, an Australian scientist who invented the flight data recorder famously known as the "black box" to help investigate aircraft accidents, died Monday in a Melbourne nursing home. He was 85. Australian defense officials announced the death but...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Mackerras, Henryk Jankowski, Paulo Moura

    PASSINGS: Charles Mackerras, Henryk Jankowski, Paulo Moura
    Sir Charles Mackerras World-renowned conductor Sir Charles Mackerras, 84, a renowned conductor acknowledged as the leading exponent of Leos Janacek's operas, died of cancer Wednesday in London, according to the management firm Askonas Holt. In Britain,...
  • Anthony J. Lumsden dies at 83; Southern California architect

    Anthony J. Lumsden dies at 83; Southern California architect
    Anthony J. Lumsden, a prolific Southern California architect who helped develop new ways of wrapping buildings in smooth glass skins, accelerating a shift that reshaped skylines around the world, died Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. He was 83. The cause was...