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World-renowned conductor Lorin Maazel died Sunday at his home in Castleton, Va. He was 84. Robert Siegel spoke with Maazel about his life and career in 2009.
Actor George Clooney published an online response to allegations made about his upcoming marriage by The Daily Mail, convincing the British tabloid to take its story down. It was just the latest successful example of an evolving phenomenon: the online rebuttal.
Nearly every team left the World Cup on a sour note, having returned with less than the championship. The one exception? The Cup-winning Germans, whose victory has reverberated throughout the country.
Robert Siegel talks to Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., about the Israeli air and missile strikes in Gaza and what would need to happen to bring about a cease-fire.
For a Gazan perspective on the prospect of a cease-fire, Robert Siegel talks to Mukhaimer Abu Sada, a political scientist at Al-Azhar University. They discuss the Israeli air strikes in Gaza and what must happen before fighting settles.
In addition to her 15 novels, Nadine Gordimer authored several volumes of sh...
The South African Nobel laureate was an associate of Nelson Mandela's, and while she was never imprisoned, several of her books were banned by the government. She died Sunday at the age of 90.