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Leonard Nimoy dead at 83
LOS ANGELES — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, “I Am Not Spock” — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him. Yet two decades later, after proving that with a career that became a...
By Lynn Elber The Associated Press FULL STORY
Afternoon at Versailles
No, not the Palace of Versailles in France. I’m talking about the Versailles condominiums in San Mateo, where my grandparents live. There is no Hall of Mirrors or Orangerie, but there is a grand piano in the lobby and a rooftop garden (close enough). I try to visit my grandparents as frequently as...
By Mari Andreatta FULL STORY
Conflicted loyalties rise in ‘The Convert’
Irony ultimately rules in “The Convert,” presented in its Bay Area premiere by Marin Theatre Company. Danai Gurira sets her play in Salisbury, Rhodesia, (present day Harare, Zimbabwe), between 1895 and 1897. A young African woman, Jekesai (Katherine Renee Turner), is taken to the home of Chilf...
By Judy Richter Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
Susan's City Scene
WITH THE SIMPSONS AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD: MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, AT AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER. In a post-apocalyptic Northern California, a group of strangers bond around a campfire by recreating the Cape Feare episode of The Simpsons. As the decades pass, distant memories of “Ma...
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY
Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss three accusers’ defamation suit
BOSTON — Bill Cosby’s lawyers asked a federal judge on Friday to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing the comedian of decades-old sexual offenses. The women, all of whom have stepped forward in recent years, say Cosby’s representatives publicly branded them as liars wh...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Harrison Ford to reprise role in ‘Blade Runner’ sequel
LOS ANGELES — Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel to the dystopian, neo-noir “Blade Runner,” more than 31 years after the film first premiered. Ridley Scott directed the 1982 movie, which was adapted from the Philip K. Dick novel “Do Androids Dream of Electr...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light
It’s the dress that’s beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Experts are calling the photo a ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Obama mourns passing of Nimoy: ‘I loved Spock’
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says Leonard Nimoy, who made the sign for “Live long and prosper” famous the world over, achieved that goal during his 83 years on the planet. The actor, who played Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series and films, died Friday at his Los Angeles home. ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
From ‘Pulp Fiction’ to Oscar meme, Travolta’s highs and lows
NEW YORK — Since strutting onto the big screen in “Saturday Night Fever,” John Travolta has had a career marked by dramatic ups and downs, from comeback king to Internet meme. Travolta’s latest step back into the spotlight at Sunday’s Academy Awards was uneasy. He’s been widely pillorie...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
New York exhibits mark centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth
NEW YORK — A couple of New York exhibits are paying homage to the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth by displaying rare photographs and mementos, many of them from the family archive. “Sinatra: An American Icon” opens Wednesday at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Linc...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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