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East of Eden

Opens Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Synopsis: This truncated screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean, who plays Cal Trask, the "bad" son of taciturn Salinas valley lettuce farmer Adam Trask (Raymond Massey). Although he means well, Cal can't stay out of trouble, nor is he able to match the esteem in which his father holds his "good" brother Aron (Richard Davalos). Only Aron's girlfriend Abra (Julie Harris) and kindly old sheriff Sam Burl Ives) can see the essential goodness in the troublesome Cal. When Adam invests in a chancy and wholly unsuccessful method of shipping his crops east, his wealth plummets. In an effort to save the business, Cal obtains money from his estranged mother (the proprietor of a whorehouse) and invests it in a risky new bean crop. The gamble pays off (thanks in no small part to the war), but Adam refuses to take the money from Cal, and the resultant quarrel causes Adam to have a stroke. Released the same year as Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden provided Dean with his first Oscar nomination, for Best Actor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Dick Davalos, Jo Van Fleet Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Historians gain some ground in fight to keep records in Alaska

...377 million - $10 million less than this year.State historian Jo Antonson is among the Alaskans who have rallied in an attempt...through something I see as a step backward," said state historian Jo Antonson at Wednesday's meeting. "They're clearly doing...

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The Indie Bestseller List

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...and Texas. She is survived by daughter Josclyn Peterson and Nicole Fedore, grandsons Davonte and Dezmond Peterson, and sister Jo Etta Walton. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister. A service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday...

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The Indie Bestseller List

...by Alice Munro3. "Orphan Train," by Christina Baker Kline4. "Life After Life," by Kate Atkinson5. "Cockroaches," by Jo Nesbø6. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," by Maria Semple7. "A Tale for the Time Being," by Ruth L. Ozeki8. "Beautiful...

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The indie bestseller list

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Alaska Native Studies Conference comes to Juneau

...Conference then begins on Saturday, March 15, and continues through Sunday, and includes the following keynote speakers:Dr. Jo-ann Archibald (Q'um Q'um Xiiem) is a member of the Sto:lo First Nations in Canada. She is Associate Dean for Indigenous...

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Mary Jo Massey Wolters

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Sharapova out; Nadal, Murray win tough matches

...loser Stephane Robert of France.Four-time Australian Open champion Roger Federer was never threatened in beating 2008 finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in a late match. He will play Murray in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.Third-seeded...

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The Indie Bestseller List

...Kate Atkinson2. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," by Maria Semple3. "Dear Life," by Alice Munro4. "Cockroaches," by Jo Nesbø5. "Tenth of December," by George Saunders6. "A Tale for the Time Being," by Ruth L. Ozeki7. "The Flamethrowers...

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