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Why ‘A Diamond Is Forever’ has lasted so long

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of “The Engagements,” a novel. This past week, my aunt forwarded me an e-mail from one of the biggest jewelers in Boston. The subject line: “Chocolate Melts, Flowers Wilt, Diamonds are Forever! Give a lasting gift of love this Valentine’s...

Why ‘A Diamond Is Forever’ has lasted so long

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of “The Engagements,” a novel. This past week, my aunt forwarded me an e-mail from one of the biggest jewelers in Boston. The subject line: “Chocolate Melts, Flowers Wilt, Diamonds are Forever! Give a lasting gift of love this Valentine’s...

The Civil Rights movement before and after Martin Luther King, Jr.

In early June 1966, the U.S. civil rights movement faced an uncertain future. President Lyndon B. Johnson had signed the landmark Voting Rights Act into law just 10 months earlier, but since then Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had...

Five myths about Bob Dylan

Elizabeth Thomson is a co-editor of “The Dylan Companion” and the revising editor of Robert Shelton’s “No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan.” Bob Dylan has always been a chameleon — folk singer in a Huck Finn cap one decade, Christian rocker the next — but his...

Five myths about Bob Dylan

Elizabeth Thomson is a co-editor of “The Dylan Companion” and the revising editor of Robert Shelton’s “No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan.” Bob Dylan has always been a chameleon — folk singer in a Huck Finn cap one decade, Christian rocker the next — but his...

Who had the worst week in Washington? The State Department’s Victoria Nuland.

Anytime modern diplomacy starts to resemble an episode of “The Americans,” the Russian-spy drama set in the 1980s, you know there’s trouble. That’s what happened this past week when a private phone call featuring the assistant secretary of state for Europe, Victoria...

Book World: ‘Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism’ is a revelatory biography

Louis Armstrong was such a colossal figure in American music that it is a daunting task to take his measure. In the 21st century, he is likely best remembered for his warm, emphatic, unmistakable singing in the 1960s — for the popular hits he made of “Mack the Knife,” “What a...

Marathon Petroleum to buy Cincinnati biodiesel plant

Marathon Petroleum Corp. has signed an agreement to buy a biodiesel production plant in Cincinnati from Felda Iffco Sdn Bhd, Malaysia. The plant currently produces several products including biodiesel and glycerin. Its production capacity is 4,100 barrels per day. The transaction...

Public Record

Fostoria accidents Thursday: • Complainant advised he was rear ended in the parking lot of a North Countyline Street business; advised he needed a report done as he was in a company vehicle. arrests Thursday: • Alex J. Ferguson, 25, 346 E. Jones St., was arrested on a...

Gasoline leak evacuates homes

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A number of McCutchenville residents were evacuated from their homes Wednesday evening after a report of a gasoline leak at a South Ohio 53 fuel station. Dan Stahl, director of Seneca County Emergency Management Agency, said the leak occurred at the...