March 8, 2009
PAPERBACKS Fiction -- Fiction weeks on list 1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney 6 (Amulet: $12.95) Greg's dad enlists him in organized sports in order to toughen him up. 2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella 33 must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. 3. The Associate by John Grisham (Doubleday : $27.95) A 4 dark secret forces a law school graduate to work for a corrupt law firm, which could endanger his life.
June 20, 2012 |
The swoony, sparkly vampires in the "Twilight" saga have sold a bloody fortune at the box office, thanks largely to a devoted fan base of young women and teenage girls. But will young adult men respond in the same way to the vicious vein-drainers in the far more grown-up"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"? Opening in wide release Friday against Pixar's animated"Brave" and Focus Features' apocalyptic love story"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," Fox's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" presents an alternative biography of the 16th president in which the great orator is actually an ax-wielding monster slayer determined to avenge the death of his mother and rid the nation of an unseen, undead menace.
January 21, 1985 |
President Reagan's inauguration is an example of "government of millionaires, for millionaires and by millionaires," Pravda, the Communist Party newspaper, said Sunday. According to a dispatch from Washington, "The monopolies have already contributed $8 million to the organizing committee--500 major corporations: aerospace, oil, banks and insurance companies."
September 6, 2002 |
Drawing upon the post-Civil War words of Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell on Thursday urged Angola to maintain a cease-fire and make better use of its oil wealth so it can rebuild. Powell visited the capital for an update on the April accord that ended 27 years of war.
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February 13, 1996
Actor Charlton Heston, known for delivering the Ten Commandments as Moses, proclaimed the words of Abraham Lincoln in Westwood on Monday. Beneath an American flag, Heston recited the Gettysburg Address to dozens gathered at Los Angeles National Cemetery on President Lincoln's birthday. Heston, in a blue blazer and red shirt, read what he called "the finest speech ever given by an American"--despite its being dismissed as trivial in 1863.
December 18, 1997 |
Don E. Fehrenbacher, a Stanford University history professor who won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for his study of the Dred Scott case, has died. He was 77. Fehrenbacher died Saturday after suffering heart failure at his home on the Stanford campus. An expert in 19th century U.S. history, he taught at the university from 1953 to 1984 and served as a visiting professor at several other universities.