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Dallas Willard Influential Christian philosopher taught at USC for 47 years Dallas Willard, 77, an influential Christian philosopher who taught at USC for 47 years and chaired the philosophy department in the early 1980s, died Wednesday in Woodland...
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There is fire everywhere in Olivier Assayas' scorching new coming-of-age drama "Something in the Air." It is in the passions, in the politics and in the sex roiling through the filmmaker's vision of 1970s-era Paris. For this is a memoir of sorts of...
At an investment conference last week, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson created a huge mess for himself. He glibly speculated that maybe because economist John Maynard Keynes was a childless, "effete" homosexual, he embraced a doctrine that favored...
Depending on your point of view, the enduring topicality of Frank McGuinness’ 1992 Middle East hostage drama, “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me,” can be seen as a testament to either the play’s thematic depth or to the...
In a Hollywood auditorium, James L. Tolbert tried to induce a room packed with broadcasting and advertising executives to essentially join the civil rights movement in 1963 by pointing out the obvious. "We Negroes watch 'Bonanza' and buy Chevrolets....
Max Jansons makes gentle little paintings that are easy to overlook. And that’s fine by him. The last thing his softly painted pictures want is to force you to do anything. If paintings had DNA, Jansons’ would share none of the hard-sell...
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You can't avoid stress completely, but you can keep it from wearing you down. A positive attitude, if you can muster it, is the strongest shield against stress, says Stefan Hofmann, professor of psychology at Boston University. He urges optimism instead...
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There are few Muslims in the small northeast Ohio town where Karen lives with her Palestinian American husband and their five children. In a region where Amish and Mennonite women cover themselves, Karen and her 20-year-old daughter, Amanda, find the...
DALLAS -- When five presidents assembled at Southern Methodist University on Thursday for the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential center they traded wit and smiles, earning approval from the conservative crowd. Bill Clinton joked about getting...
Weak earnings forecasts from Procter & Gamble and AT&T held the Dow Jones industrial average back on Wednesday. P&G, the world's largest consumer goods maker, fell 4.8 percent to $78.03 after the maker of Tide detergent and Gillette razors said its...
We can’t remember everything. Maybe that’s why we dream. Researchers at Northwestern University suggest as much in a recent study in the Journal of Neuroscience. Money was involved. The 60 participants in the study were told how much...
Iggy Pop was living in an efficiency apartment near the Whisky a Go Go when a gangly Brit visited him, seeking a theme song for his first movie. The filmmaker was Alex Cox, a graduate of UCLA film school, and the movie was "Repo Man," which would, after a...
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