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JOHNANNESBURG, South Africa — When Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe was in college, a European professor assigned "Mister Johnson," which portrayed Africa as a land of grinning, shrieking savages. Time magazine called it "the best novel ever written...
Tags: Nelson Mandela, Politics, Nigeria, Africa, Nobel Prize Awards
When I think about Chinua Achebe, who died Thursday in Boston at age 82, I remember an event, five years ago, at Manhattan’s Town Hall. The occasion was a commemoration, sponsored by PEN American Center, of the 50th anniversary of Achebe’s...
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show. The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
Peter Meyerson TV writer, producer worked on 'The Monkees' and 'Welcome Back, Kotter' Peter Meyerson, 81, a TV writer and producer who co-wrote the debut episodes of sitcom classics "The Monkees" and "Welcome Back, Kotter," died March 11 at Hoag...
L.A. NOWPat Derby, a former Hollywood animal trainer turned animal rights activist, has died. She was 69. Derby, who later devoted her life to protecting and rescuing exotic and performing animals, died Friday of complications related to throat cancer in San........
Five was a lucky number for Bertha “Bert” and Richard “Dick” Kunkel. They had five children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren in their 66 years of marriage. They valued family and maintained close ties with both...
Jack Greene Grand Ole Opry star sang hit 1960s tune Jack Greene, 83, a longtime Grand Ole Opry star who earned fame with the late 1960s hit "There Goes My Everything," died Thursday at his Nashville, Tenn., home from complications of Alzheimer's...
The following death notices appeared in a daily edition of the Chicago Tribune: Peter P. Gavras Peter P. Gavras, age 82, March 8, 2013. Peter served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mildred; children,...
Two men have been charged with shooting three people, killing one, during a home invasion in Northwest Baltimore last month, court records show. Roger Spears, 32, and Eric Jones, 20, were charged with first-degree murder and related charges in the Feb....
FrameworkVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the charismatic socialist whose Bolivarian Revolution reduced poverty and galvanized anti-American sentiment across Latin America but left his nation deeply polarized and ever more dependent on oil dollar...
With John F. Kennedy's inauguration approaching, the country stirs with excitement. But even as she joins her suburban Virginia neighbors in wagering on the color of Jackie Kennedy's outfit, Claire contemplates the shambles of her loveless marriage. After...
Tags: John F. Kennedy, Authors, Marriage, Ann Hood, Chicago Tribune
In the 1950s, special-effects pioneer Petro Vlahos laid the groundwork that made a modern movie genre possible — the blockbuster. He did it by vastly improving a composite-image process commonly known as the "blue-screen effect" for the 1959 epic...
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