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  • More than half of U.S. fast food workers on public aid, report says

    More than half of U.S. fast food workers on public aid, report says
    More than half of families of fast food workers receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast food workers.
  • PASSINGS: Ben Pleasants, Kenneth Appel

    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 dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic

    Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic
    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...

    Carl Woese dies at 84; evolutionary biologist

    Carl Woese dies at 84; evolutionary biologist
    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...

    Remembering Ray Bradbury: What's your favorite book?

     
    What was your favorite book by Ray Bradbury? Did you ever meet him?