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  • Larry Evans dies at 78; five-time U.S. chess champion and writer

    Larry Evans dies at 78; five-time U.S. chess champion and writer
    Larry Evans was a rarity in competitive chess — a five-time U.S. champion who wrote widely about the game, including a book once considered the chess players' bible. A chess grandmaster, he also gained fame for helping Bobby Fischer train for,...
  • Edwin S. Munger dies at 88; longtime Caltech geography professor and Africa expert

    Edwin S. Munger dies at 88; longtime Caltech geography professor and Africa expert
    Edwin S. Munger, a longtime geography professor at Caltech whose specialty was Africa and race relations on the continent, has died. He was 88. Munger died June 15 of prostate cancer at his home in Pasadena, said his wife, Ann. A visiting lecturer at...
  • Music review: San Francisco Symphony's John Cage 'Song Books'

     
    Mark Swed reviews the San Francisco Symphony's miraculous American Mavericks celebration, which included a sublime performance of John Cage's "Song Books" with Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and, believe it or not, Jessye Norman....
  • Bolt Action

     
    With big roles in The Three Musketeers, Immortals and The Hobbit, the time is now for Luke Evans....
  • Seoul gun-shy of pipeline deal with Moscow and Pyongyang

     
    Russian gas pipeline: Russia wants to run a natural gas pipeline through North Korea to the south....
  • Voters warm to Jerry Brown's pension plan, poll finds

     
    A majority of California voters like Gov. Jerry Brown's pension plan for state workers, according to a new poll....
  • Moscow protest draws more than 100,000 anti-Putin marchers

     
    More than 100,000 people took to the streets Saturday in the biggest show of protest in Russia's capital since the breakup of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s....
  • An appreciation: Dave Alvin remembers Johnny Otis

     
    Roots rock aficionado Dave Alvin remembers Johnny Otis, the bandleader, songwriter, producer and disc jockey who died Jan. 17 at age 90. Johnny Otis "was as important as Sam Phillips or Leonard Chess in discovering new talent," Alvin writes....
  • Around Town: Max von Sydow plays chess with death again

     
    One of international cinema’s most acclaimed actors, Max von Sydow, best known for his iconic work for director Ingmar Bergman, visits the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre on Monday evening....
  • 'Justified' recap: Nest egg

     
    'Justified' has some of the best supporting characters on television, but is it losing sight of its hero?...
  • Vladimir Putin -- teary-eyed [Video]

     
    No one was surprised that Vladimir Putin won the Russian presidency on Sunday. With no strong candidate for the opposition to unite around, the election was widely expected to go his way. What were Russians surprised by? His tears....