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  • 'An Iliad' aims to make the Trojan War relevant to today's world

     'An Iliad' aims to make the Trojan War relevant to today's world
    Denis O'Hare's campaign to write and perform a solo play based on "The Iliad" has now lasted almost as long as the Trojan War itself. He began writing "An Iliad" in 2005 with his director and co-author, Lisa Peterson. Now they're bringing their 100-...
  • Amiri Baraka: Carl Hancock Rux pays tribute

    Amiri Baraka: Carl Hancock Rux pays tribute
    Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka died Thursday at the age of 79, having influenced generations of younger writers. One of them pays poetic tribute: "...Climber of all mounts/as this paper will turn yellow & become the thing I answer to. What interval?...
  • Palm Springs film festival is a hot spot full of characters

    Palm Springs film festival is a hot spot full of characters
    PALM SPRINGS — Beyond the wind turbines where the desert turns to grass, the aging and well-coiffed, makeup expertly drawn, hair dyed in russet and platinum shades, mingled with directors from foreign lands. A film buff, his wife pointing a camera,...
  • Critic's Notebook: JFK was arts patron in chief

    Critic's Notebook: JFK was arts patron in chief
    Three days after Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet inconsolably blackened the mood of America, Leonard Bernstein tried to lift the nation's spirits by focusing on a special legacy — one that is getting too little attention in the commentary around Friday's...
  • San Jose State will scale back online collaboration

    San Jose State will scale back online collaboration
    San Jose State University is assuming control of, and scaling back on, an online initiative with education provider Udacity, officials said Tuesday, putting in question a collaboration that once symbolized the brave new face of online learning....
  • 'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past

    'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past
    Four years ago, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder called us a "nation of cowards" for refusing to confront our racial past. Jacqueline Jones' "A Dreadful Deceit" dismisses the very idea that our past is "racial." What Holder identifies as our national burden,...
  • Twitter shares are soaring, but can the rally last?

    Twitter shares are soaring, but can the rally last?
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter has blown past many analysts’ price targets with shares topping $60 on Friday, a new high. Twitter's shares have risen 44% this month. That makes it one of the biggest Internet companies by market cap. But can it sustain...
  • Colorado shooter was said to be targeting his school debate coach

    Colorado shooter was said to be targeting his school debate coach
    CENTENNIAL, Colo.—An 18-year-old high school student reportedly frustrated when he was ejected from the school debate club has been identified as the shooter who opened fire at a suburban Colorado high school Friday, wounding another student...
  • Reform the private foster care system, right now

    Reform the private foster care system, right now
    Much of California's foster care system is private, a result in part of a prevailing political philosophy in the 1980s that the private nonprofit sector could provide better service with better results at a lower cost than government. Over the years,...
  • Sid Vicious and the aesthetics of punk rock

     Sid Vicious and the aesthetics of punk rock
    The hotel room was destroyed. A television lay shattered on the ground, surrounded by a shredded pile of photographs and Bible pages, soda cans and broken furniture. On the mangled hotel bed, the sheets were coiled up in a corner, still holding the form...
  • U2 talks of new album in the works, Nelson Mandela

    U2 talks of new album in the works, Nelson Mandela
    NEW YORK — Bono took a look around the cluttered recording studio, filled with Coke bottles and laptops and vinyl records, and turned to a reporter. 'I'm not sure where we put the crack pipe," he deadpanned, pretending to riffle around a coffee...