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He has been called the most powerful person in Hollywood -- at least during Oscar season. Otto Spoerri, who for more than two decades dispensed the tickets and seated the stars at the annual Academy Awards ceremony, died Saturday in Zurich, Switzerland,...
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The Posthuman Dada Guide Tzara & Lenin Play Chess Andrei Codrescu Princeton University Press: 238 pp., $16.95 paper The job is gone, the 401(k) is gutted, college tuition is due, and "Grey's Anatomy" is a shadow of its former self. Can't decide...
Associated PressArt dealer Jan Krugier, an Auschwitz survivor who collected the works of Picasso and other renowned artists to help himself move past the horrors of the Nazi era, has died in Switzerland. He was 80. Krugier died Saturday as a result of an infection,...
Special to The TimesParis — AT dinner, it was the blind leading the temporarily blinded. Véronique, a legally blind French waitress, escorted me and my friend Gilles toward our table in the cave-dark dining room at Dans le Noir. Véronique led Gilles by the hand. I...
Times Staff WritersJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Authorities pursuing traffickers in nuclear weapons technology recently uncovered an audacious scheme to deliver a complete uranium enrichment plant to Libya, documents and interviews show. The discovery provides...
Milwaukee Journal SentinelFor a company that operates in more than 100 countries, ABB Inc. keeps a low profile in Wisconsin. That may have ended in January, when ABB announced plans to develop a new regional headquarters at Innovation Campus, the new technology park being...
VarietyThe Academy Awards for the world's up-and-coming filmmakers have been announced. A total of 16 students from colleges in the U.S. and abroad have been named winners of Student Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Each...
Pietro "Pete" Rugolo, the popular owner of Jerry's Belvedere Tavern on York Road in Govans, died May 8 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of pancreatic cancer. The Lutherville resident was 75. Mr. Rugolo grew up in Enna, Sicily, where he stopped attending...
Daily American Staff WriterLeona Shaffer remembers more than 90 years ago, back when her family ran a farm, raising Jersey and Guernsey cattle and growing and harvesting hay and crops with little mechanical help. Shaffer, who just turned 100, said she was a bit of a tomboy, and...
Vanguard University men's tennis by the numbers: seven players; six countries; No. 3 national ranking; zero losses; and one goal. Coach Mattias Johansson's Lions, unbeaten and unlikely underdogs, take a 22-0 record into the NAIA championship that runs...
The Meridian Star, Miss.More than five years after making his American debut at Carnegie Hall with the celebrated Opera Orchestra of New York, baritone Pavel Baransky of Ukraine will mark his Mississippi debut with performances in Meridian and Hattiesburg. Baransky will...
WDBJ7 BloggerAnthony and Bates reveal the next destination for the teams is Zurich, Switzerland. The brothers rush to a travel agency only to find the next available flight leaves at 2 pm. All teams will be on this flight. Chuck and Wynona think they have...
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