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  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; acclaimed author wrote 'The Snow Leopard'

    Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; acclaimed author wrote 'The Snow Leopard'
    Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who rejected a life of ease in favor of physical and spiritual challenges and produced such acclaimed works as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86. His publisher...
  • Betting the NCAA tournament brings back memories of grandpa

    Betting the NCAA tournament brings back memories of grandpa
    HENDERSON, Nev. -- I like to hang out at the Green Valley Ranch sports book, my occasional home away from home. Especially now, during the NCAA basketball tournament. But the other night, as I sipped my beer, I looked at the empty seat next to me. My...
  • Justin Timberlake's 'Not a Bad Thing' launches real-life search

    Justin Timberlake's 'Not a Bad Thing' launches real-life search
    Justin Timberlake is taking another unconventional approach to the art of the music video with "Not a Bad Thing," this time using the airwaves and social media to solve a romantic mystery. The "Mirrors" singer's latest video debuted Thursday on "The...
  • Review: James Franco stars in Carter's pretentious, tedious 'Maladies'

    Review: James Franco stars in Carter's pretentious, tedious 'Maladies'
    Even the ubiquitous James Franco should have known better than to star in "Maladies," a pretentious head-scratcher involving would-be artistic expression, mental illness and shaving cream (don't ask). Franco brings a bit of his trademark charisma to the...
  • SXSW 2014: The winners and losers at the Texas music festival

    SXSW 2014: The winners and losers at the Texas music festival
    AUSTIN, Texas — Here's to bad vibes, colored vomit and off-years. Go ahead and toast those who prevailed at South by Southwest by getting signed, licensed or folded into a future marketing plan, but the losers in this vicious cycle earned more...
  • ‘Batman: Zero Year’ 29: Scott Snyder previews Crime Alley, Bluebird

     
    “Batman: Zero Year” is writer Scott Snyder’s and artist Greg Capullo’s ambitious 11-part comics event exploring Bruce Wayne’s beginnings as […]...
  • PASSINGS: Sheila MacRae, Hank Rieger, Robert Ashley

    PASSINGS: Sheila MacRae, Hank Rieger, Robert Ashley
    Sheila MacRae Actress-singer was on '60s 'Honeymooners' Sheila MacRae, 92, a versatile actress and singer who performed in a popular 1950s nightclub act with her husband, Gordon MacRae, and appeared opposite Jackie Gleason in his late '60s revival...
  • AMC's 'Turn' taps into Revolutionary War spy intrigue

    AMC's 'Turn' taps into Revolutionary War spy intrigue
    RICHMOND, Va. — Seth Numrich can't quite get a straight answer. In character as Ben Tallmadge, the leader of a group of Revolutionary War spies known as the Culper Ring and a central character in the new AMC drama "Turn," he is interrogating a...
  • U.S. Navy sends underwater drone to help in Malaysia plane search

    U.S. Navy sends underwater drone to help in Malaysia plane search
    The U.S. Navy is sending an advanced underwater drone outfitted with sonar equipment to the southern Indian Ocean as part of search efforts to find missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The 16-foot, 1,650-pound unmanned submarine is currently aboard the...
  • Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains

    Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains
    Bethany Glenn never met her grandfather, John C. England, a 20-year-old Navy ensign from Alhambra who perished in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But 73 years after that day of infamy, Glenn has made it her mission to recover the remains of...
  • On the origin of today's Darwin Day

    On the origin of today's Darwin Day
    Today is Darwin Day, the 205th anniversary of the birth of the father of the theory of evolution. It's a scientific "holiday" that has had its evolutionary ups and downs. Five years ago, for the bicentennial of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary...