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- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
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- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Budd Schulberg
The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald story is well-known. As writer Budd Schulberg observed, its romantic legend is so uniquely American in all its strengths and weaknesses that it is little wonder that the life and work became mythologized.
Through his decades-long career, Andy Griffith was beloved, yet somehow taken for granted. He early on gained immortality as Sheriff Andy Taylor. But his skill at playing cornpone decency blinded fans to his ability to master other roles.
''Life is something you dominate if you are any good," F. Scott Fitzgerald observed. During the 1920s, he dominated the Jazz Age with hits including "This Side of Paradise" and "The Great Gatsby" - the latter ranking as one of the most widely read American novels of the 20th century.
"Morning Glory" reveals the further encroachment of entertainment into news, with Harrison Ford playing an old-school anchor who's forced to co-host a network morning program. Merely the notion of fashion and cooking segments causes him to bristle.
What makes "Lies My Mother Never Told Me" such an uplifting book despite all the pain and turmoil it recounts is its revelation of how Kaylie Jones has matured as a person in dealing with her twin legacies, literary and alcoholic, and also as a writer.