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  • How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend

    How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend
    Sometimes political careers are born of chance. John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...
  • Review: 'The Lego Movie' is a tall stack of subversive fun

    Review: 'The Lego Movie' is a tall stack of subversive fun
    "The Lego Movie" is a massive collision of subversive humor, hyper-kinetic energy, mind-jangling design, spinning colors and about 15 million Legos, no exaggeration. It is very tempting to use the movie's pounding pop anthem — "Everything Is...
  • Traveling to explore Lincoln's Indiana boyhood

    Traveling to explore Lincoln's Indiana boyhood
    Near twenty years have passed away Since here I bid farewell To woods and fields, and scenes of play, And playmates loved so well…. From "My Childhood Home I See Again," by Abraham Lincoln, 1846 LINCOLN CITY, Ind. — Abe Lincoln...
  • TCA: The unstoppable Ken Burns and 'The Address' on PBS

    TCA: The unstoppable Ken Burns and 'The Address' on PBS
    At 60, Ken Burns is just getting started. "I feel more creatively alive right now than I've ever felt in my entire life, and I think I’ve got the best job in the world," the prolific historical documentarian said Monday evening at the Television...
  • Brown expected to stress his gains in State of the State speech

    Brown expected to stress his gains in State of the State speech
    SACRAMENTO — With the state's finances in the black and a probable reelection bid to come, Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address Wednesday is expected to hew to a familiar theme: Stay the course. As with the budget blueprint that Brown...
  • Ray Clark dies at 82; lawyer in 'Night Stalker' serial-murder case

    Ray Clark dies at 82; lawyer in 'Night Stalker' serial-murder case
    In 1989, attorney Ray Clark got a telephone call that would make him, for a while, one of the most famous lawyers in Los Angeles. The call to his small firm was from the presiding judge in the trial of Richard Ramirez, accused of being the brutal serial...
  • Is it too soon for Martin Luther King Day sales?

    Is it too soon for Martin Luther King Day sales?
    In the early 1980s, I was a (youthful) member of the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when the topic turned to the proposal for a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Playing devil’s advocate, I asked whether a King holiday...
  • Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'

    Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'
    The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You." Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something...
  • California GOP Rep. McKeon joins congressional retirement parade

    California GOP Rep. McKeon joins congressional retirement parade
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) teared up Thursday as he formally announced plans to retire after more than two decades in Congress. “I should have Boehner here, right?” he joked, referring to House...
  • George Jacobs dies at 86; Frank Sinatra's longtime valet

    George Jacobs dies at 86; Frank Sinatra's longtime valet
    For George Jacobs, whose business card proclaimed him "The Last of the Rat Pack," there were some very good years. From 1953 to 1968, he was Frank Sinatra's valet, traveling companion and pal, a gentleman's gentleman who poured the Jack Daniels at...
  • L.A. theater openings, Dec. 29-Jan. 5: 'Abe Lincoln's Piano' debuts

    L.A. theater openings, Dec. 29-Jan. 5: 'Abe Lincoln's Piano' debuts
    Brian Childers steps into the shoes of a legendary song-and-dance man, a new theater company steps up to the plate with the baseball-themed "Take Me Out," and Hershey Felder steps back in time to 19th-century America in a new show at the Geffen. An...