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'Doctor Zhivago' musical sets Broadway opening for April

The musical "Doctor Zhivago," based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, tells a quintessentially Russian tale of romance and loss set against the upheaval of the early 20th century.

Lawsuit: Calvary Chapel's Chuck Smith denied medical help on his deathbed

A daughter and the widow of Chuck Smith -- the founder of the worldwide Calvary Chapel movement -- have sued his former church, alleging a conspiracy to commandeer Smith's ministry and deny him emergency medical attention on his deathbed.

The Times' Super 16 rankings: Oklahoma, Oregon still on top

Take a picture of these rankings because, next week, they're going to look different. The pillow fighting is over as ranked schools move out of their nonconference comfort zones into the stretch of season feared most — real games in opposing stadiums. Texas Christian will be ranked next...

Major drug cartel leader Beltran Leyva believed captured in Mexico

Mexican authorities Wednesday were conducting tests on a suspect to determine if he is Hector Beltran Leyva, remaining head of a once-powerful and increasingly troublesome drug cartel.

Former US Attorney Jenny Durkan's Second-In-Command to Take Over in Western Washington

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jenny Durkan is (we presume) moving on to bigger and better things! Last month, she revealed she'd be stepping down as the DOJ's top attorney in Western Washington. And it was suggested that she might be angling for a position with Hillary...Show More Summary

Ducks cut four more as opening-night roster sharpens

The thin opening for a Ducks’ roster spot was underlined Wednesday as the team reduced its preseason team to 28 players by cutting four players.

Woman With 3 Jobs Died From Gas Fumes While Napping, Authorities Say

The death of Maria Fernandes, 32, who juggled three jobs and died Aug. 25 as she napped between Dunkin' Donuts shifts, was an accident, the authorities said.

Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking Four Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home?

Part One -- the Environment As candidate and mayor, Bill de Blasio made four big promises to New York City. 1. To protect and improve the environment. 2. To reduce traffic deaths through his vision zero program. 3. To expand and improve education 4. Show More Summary

I Love TV: Four Brand-New Shows in the Gloopy Stew Pot of TV This Week

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Flash Are you sick of superheroes yet? ME, TOO! And ME, NEITHER! You can't swing a dead Streaky the Supercat without hitting some superhero movie or TV show these days, and I think I've almost reached my threshold. ALMOST. The recent...Show More Summary

Lack of LAPD civilian staff keeping officers off streets, officials say

Los Angeles city officials say they want to hire more civilian staff for the Los Angeles Police Department and are worried that a shortage is cutting into the time officers spend patrolling the streets.

Headline of the Day

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From the Washington Post: Ebola panic in America might help save lives in Africa. Two weeks ago, I met a friend in a bar for his birthday and we started talking—like we do—about the latest catastrophes. He had a story about a friendShow More Summary

Data Breaker: Goth-House Star Trust, Slovenian Techno Icon Umek, Garek Jon Druss, Fink

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

TRUST WEDNESDAY 10/1WHERE DID GOTH-HOUSE STAR TRUST'S EDGE GO?Toronto producer Trust (aka Robert Alfons) turned in one of the most interesting goth-house artifacts with 2012's TRST. When it came out, a friend who's a minimal-synth fanatic raved about it incessantly and played it hundreds of times. Show More Summary

Well, Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Looks Fucking Amazing

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sorry. If you were looking for any more insight other than "Holy shit," you aren't going to find it here. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to reread this, watch this trailer a few more times, and stare into the middle distance, teeth clenched, angrily waiting until December 12. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Neighbors alarmed as entertainment titans battle to run Greek Theatre

A clash of entertainment titans is underway over control of Los Angeles' Greek Theatre, as two sets of companies vie to run and maintain the coveted attraction in Griffith Park.

Pacific Aggression: Addicted to Social Networking

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The second narrative feature from Shaun Scott, a 2012 Stranger Genius Award nominee in film, is an odd affair—awkward at times, but utterly original. The dual narrative revolves around Meryl (Libby Matthews), a college student, and her...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Emanuel Proposes Free Tuition For City Colleges

Mayor Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman announced a new scholarship program for Chicago Public Schools graduates with good grade point averages. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: Daniel Wade 'Fun With Destruction'

Daniel Wade is playing the Chicagoist 10 year anniversary party at Emporium Arcade Wicker Park on October 23. Come celebrate with us! [ more › ]

Next artisan dinner at Heirloom

Heirloom's next artisan dinner will be Oct. 15, with five courses paired with N.C. beverages. Specifics are still being pondered, but chef Clark Barlowe invites the people who raise or grow the foods featured to be on hand to talk with guests.$75; 8470 Bellhaven Blvd.; 704-595-7710.

BofA board names CEO Brian Moynihan chairman

Bank of America Chief Executive Brian Moynihan has been named chairman, effective immediately. The lender said Wednesday that its board of directors elected Mr. Moynihan to succeed Charles "Chad"... To view the full story, click the title link.

A Case for Community in Cultural Planning for New York

Today I add new learning about the importance of "community" to discussions underway about including a comprehensive cultural plan requirement in the New York City Charter. In doing so, I invite attention both to the role of community...Show More Summary

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