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  • Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup

    Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup
    MANAUS, Brazil — In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated region. So they granted special tax breaks to Manaus, reviving a faded rubber-baron town in the middle of the jungle.
  • Peter Brook at 89 keeps slipping into new suits

    Peter Brook at 89 keeps slipping into new suits
    Through nearly 70 years of acclaim as a theater, film and television director — most particularly as a theater director — Peter Brook has been called a magician many times. In 1962, the British critic Kenneth Tynan extolled him not for...

    PASSINGS: Van Vlahakis, Lou Hudson, Sue Townsend, Richard Hoggart, Jim Flaherty

    PASSINGS: Van Vlahakis, Lou Hudson, Sue Townsend, Richard Hoggart, Jim Flaherty
    Van Vlahakis Ecology-minded entrepreneur founded Earth Friendly Products Van Vlahakis, 79, an ecology-minded entrepreneur who manufactured and marketed environmentally safe cleaning products, including the best-selling ECOS laundry detergent, died...

    History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today

    History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today
    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England — The history play, that genre that at its best transcends the oft-quoted line in Shakespeare's "Richard II" — "let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings" — is making a striking...

    For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be

    For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be
    In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in...