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Ben Pleasants L.A. poet and playwright Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...
Before Carl R. Woese, science divided the living world into two types of organisms: bacteria and everything else. But the University of Illinois professor and colleagues in the 1970s discovered that microbes now called archaea look like bacteria but...
Jacket CopyWhat was your favorite book by Ray Bradbury? Did you ever meet him?...
Patricia A. Disney Philanthropist, ex-wife of Walt Disney's nephew Roy Patricia A. Disney, 77, who grew up as a neighbor of Roy E. Disney in Toluca Lake and was married to him for more than 50 years, died Friday of Alzheimer's disease, her family...
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"Carnage" SBS Productions U.S. release: Dec. 16 The premise Ethan Longstreet (Eliot Berger), age 11, has formed a gang at his Brooklyn school but has excluded classmate Zachary Cowan (Elvis Polanski), also age 11. When Zachary confronts him, Ethan...
Company TownThe Oscar-nominated “The Tree of Life's” deep space shots of orange, red and blue fireballs pulsate in the primordial darkness, but they come from computers at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)...
Michael Stern Hart, a burly rebel whose vision of a literate society led him to pioneer the electronic book decades before the spread of the Internet, has died. He was 64. The founder of the online library Project Gutenberg, Hart had been in poor...
Culture MonsterThe Orange County Museum of Art has announced its hiring of Dan Cameron as chief curator, effective this January. An internationally known curator with roots in New York who is not afraid to try new cities, Cameron was the founding director of Prospect...
Money & CompanyJust about everyone who follows the news knows that California, Nevada and Florida are the pariah states of this recession, having experienced a housing boom and bust from which they are still recovering. But new economic data indicate that other......
Culture MonsterUSA Artists' online do-it-yourself fundraising initiative for artists has passed the $1 million mark after nine month. The L.A.-based organization says 125 projects have been funded....
Jacket CopyMichael S. Hart, the founder of free e-book provider Project Gutenberg, died Tuesday. He was 64....
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