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On a recent steamy Saturday evening, 11 members of Deborah Rae Wright's book club — black, white, Indian and Jewish women — gathered in her meticulously restored Craftsman home on the rundown west side of the Mississippi capital. The topic was...
Tags: Politics, Judaism, Martin Luther King Jr., Lawyers, Viola Davis
Donald L. Taffner Distributor brought British TV shows to U.S. Donald L. Taffner, 80, an independent television distributor and producer who adapted and delivered "The Benny Hill Show" and other British comedy programs for U.S. broadcasts, died...
Culture MonsterEd Harris, Amy Madigan to star in `Jacksonian' at Geffen Playhouse...
Company TownFour new films open in theaters this weekend -- "The Help," horror sequel "Final Destination 5," R-rated comedy "30 Minutes or Less" and "Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie" -- but it's unlikely any of them will be able to end the box office reign of "Planet...
The Big PictureI can only imagine the emotional roller coaster Viola Davis must have experienced when her agent called to say she'd been offered a juicy part in “The Help,” DreamWorks' adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel. Even though parts for...
Pop & HissColdplay has unveiled it new single "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall."...
As the bus leaves Atlanta, Dennis Climpson is eager for conversation. He wants to talk about college football this Sunday morning, but I have a question for him. "Have you ever heard of the Freedom Rides?" I ask. Fifty years ago next month, a group of 15...
Los Angeles Times Book Critic"The past is never dead. It's not even past," William Faulkner wrote in 1951, two years after winning the Nobel Prize for literature. It's one of his best-known lines, but I don't think I ever truly understood it until I came to Oxford. For more than...
Composer Milton Babbitt, who was known for his complex orchestral compositions and credited with developing the first electronic synthesizer in the 1950s, has died. He was 94. Babbitt died Saturday of natural causes at University Medical Center at...
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
OutpostsJason Jackson had a fishing day he'll likely never forget -- during the River Bend Classic Tourney the Piasa, Ill., resident pulled a 105-pound blue catfish out of the Mississippi River. "I knew it was a pretty big fish when......
Company TownOhio has earned its reputation for being a politically restive state. The Nielsen Co. on Friday offered more evidence in its analysis of political advertising during this past election season. Nielsen found that Cleveland and Columbus had the highest...
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