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  • Helen Thomas dies at 92; pioneering journalist

    Helen Thomas dies at 92; pioneering journalist
    Helen Thomas, the tenacious and feisty dean of the White House press corps who covered 10 presidents and was a trailblazer for female journalists, has died. She was 92. A syndicated columnist for Hearst News Service after spending most of her career...
  • PBS' 'Latino Americans' aims to expand on a complex U.S. history

    PBS' 'Latino Americans' aims to expand on a complex U.S. history
    When Jeff Bieber was growing up as "a Jewish kid from Queens," his awareness of Mexican American border culture largely consisted of owning a Davy Crockett coonskin cap. "I suppose you knew about the Alamo, but the word 'Tejano,' I had no clue," says...
  • Statue of Liberty reopens for a New York kind of Independence Day

    Statue of Liberty reopens for a New York kind of Independence Day
    NEW YORK -- The Statue of Liberty reopened to visitors Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy washed ashore in October and severely damaged the island on which Lady Liberty sits. The statue was spared storm damage, and tens of thousands of...
  • James Gray brings a film to Cannes five years after divided reaction

    James Gray brings a film to Cannes five years after divided reaction
    CANNES, France — For the better part of two decades, director James Gray has been making textured dramas about people, often immigrants and their children, who experience all manner of frustration and struggle. It prepared him well for the...
  • Review: Romance powers Mark Helprin's 'In Sunlight and in Shadow'

     Review: Romance powers Mark Helprin's 'In Sunlight and in Shadow'
    -------------------- In Sunlight and in Shadow A Novel Mark Helprin Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 720 pp., $28 -------------------- It's been 17 years since Mark Helprin's last novel, "Memoir from Antproof Case," and he's lost none of his gift for...
  • Joe Kubert dies at 85; comics artist created 'Sgt. Rock'

    Joe Kubert dies at 85; comics artist created 'Sgt. Rock'
    Joe Kubert was never a superstar comics artist — his work didn't have the necessary bombast or polished edges — but the man who drew ragged, soulful soldiers in "Sgt. Rock," "The Haunted Tank" and "Enemy Ace" did something his characters would...
  • L.A.'s walking dead

    L.A.'s walking dead
    Mark the date, remember the day. On March 5, 2013, Los Angeles redefined apathy. A measly 16% of the city's registered voters — or perhaps around 20% once all the mail-in ballots are counted — turned out in an election with the following...
  • ‘Sgt. Rock’ artist Joe Kubert had 70 years on the march

     
    Joe Kubert, the comics artist and educator who died Sunday in Morristown, N.J., at age 85,  was never the superstar name — ......
  • ‘Bourne Legacy’ star Jeremy Renner on ‘Avengers’ action and more

     
    With “The Bourne Legacy” hitting theaters this week and “The Avengers” and “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” under his belt, Jeremy ......
  • Studying the percentages

    Studying the percentages
    I have now become the Ellis Island for bisexuals. I tried to avoid it, but they are drawn to me. Consider my recent experience at the Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip: I go there to hang out with some of the comics and watch the show. It's a very...
  • As bus tour continues, Sarah Palin checks in with Fox News execs

    As bus tour continues, Sarah Palin checks in with Fox News execs
    After visiting Ellis Island in New York on Wednesday, Sarah Palin swung by the midtown Manhattan headquarters of Fox News, where she met with senior executives, including network chief Roger Ailes. It's unclear whether network officials pressed Palin...