January 15th, 2006

Chris Keeley

the Los Angeles police last fall publicly accused several suburban law enforcement agencies of addin

Problem of Homelessness in Los Angeles and Its Environs Draws Renewed Calls for Attention

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 -It was not the sort of Chamber of Commerce cheer expected from the chief executive of one the nation's sunniest and most tourist-conscious cities.

But Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles stood before the news media this week and declared unequivocally, "This is the capital of homelessness in America."

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Chris Keeley

Mr. Lombardo, whose nickname is the Clown, might never have left the Chicago area, and might have mo

Missing Suspect in Mob Killings Is Arrested

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (AP) - F.B.I. agents arrested the reputed Chicago mob boss Joseph Lombardo on Friday in suburban Elmwood Park, nine months after federal prosecutors charged him and 13 others with plotting at least 18 unsolved killings.

The authorities said Mr. Lombardo, whose nickname is the Clown, might never have left the Chicago area, and might have moved among the homes of trusted associates.

While missing, Mr. Lombardo wrote letters with local postmarks to his lawyer and to James B. Zagel, the judge who is presiding in the case.

Mr. Lombardo's lawyer, Rick Halprin, said Saturday that his client was not guilty.

One of Mr. Lombardo's co-defendants, Frank Schweihs, known as the German, was arrested on Dec. 16 after eight months on the lam.

Chris Keeley

Mr. McCarthy became the quintessential candidate of the Vietnam War protest movement.

Hundreds Honor McCarthy as Man Who Changed History

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 - Eugene J. McCarthy, the Minnesota senator who upended President Lyndon B. Johnson's re-election effort amid the Vietnam War tumult of 1968, was remembered at a service on Saturday as a man of sharp intellect, broad curiosity and a deep sense of justice and compassion.

An audience of about 800, including Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, Ralph Nader and John D. Podesta, President Bill Clinton's last chief of staff, gathered at the National Cathedral here, where lawmakers, relatives and friends spoke of a humble and independent-minded leader who opposed the Vietnam War and believed that politics could make a difference in the lives of ordinary citizens.

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Mr. Cronenberg maintains a dead-eye, presentational perspective here, never assuming either characte

Dark Truths of a Killing Love

NOT long after the release of "A History of Violence," a news report began making the e-mail rounds. The headline was a grabber - "David Cronenberg's On Set Public Sex Scenes." In an apparent bid to show his stars how to play their roles, the story read, "eccentric filmmaker David Cronenberg shocked his cast and crew on the set of new movie 'A History of Violence,' by publicly performing sex scenes with his wife." A friend and fellow fan of the film wrote me that this was "not the sort of thing the academy would support." Indeed.

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Chris Keeley

You hear two things from people who have worked with him: a) that he is one of the nicest, most humb

Philip Seymour Hoffman at a restaurant in Lower Manhattan. Mr. Hoffman has been lauded for his riveting portrayal of Truman Capote.

Pervert, Vampire, Lout. Perfectly Nice Guy, Though.

WATCHING Philip Seymour Hoffman (big head, big body, big deep voice) embody Truman Capote (small head, small body, bizarre baby voice) in "Capote," you want to throw every acting award there is at him and maybe a couple of Olympic medals, too. What concentration! What shape shifting!

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Chris Keeley

Sometimes you're just flooded with ideas, and then other times you're questioning all the ideas you

Portrait of the Artist as a Paint-Splattered Googler

THE only thing I really like is that brain," said the painter Dana Schutz, sitting on a stool in her Brooklyn studio and pointing to her detailed study of a strangely shaped human brain in gangrenous shades of green and gray.

Ms. Schutz, 29, has been widely praised for her ecstatically expressive figurative paintings, recognizable by their thick, lush surfaces and flamboyant palette of hot pinks, leafy greens and eggy yellows. But after churning out a dozen vibrant new works for a fall show in Berlin, she found herself in a restlessly experimental frame of mind, casting about for new ideas.

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Chris Keeley

Post Account of Gene McCarthy Memorial Service--1-15-06

This story was somewhat buried in the Metro section of today's Post
(page C3), but provides some of the flavor, including Clinton's anecdote
about the borrowed black shoes.]

*Memories of Past War Rekindled at McCarthy Service*
Politicians, Others Honor Principles of Senator

By Mary Beth Sheridan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, January 15, 2006; C03

It had been nearly 40 years since Eugene J. McCarthy stood up to a
president from his own party and became the voice of America's
disenchantment with the Vietnam War. Yesterday, hundreds of youths he
once inspired, now graying professionals, gathered at the Washington
National Cathedral for a memorial service that honored him as a man of
courage and integrity.

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