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  • The records show he called Brooks's number Nov. 15 in a call that lasted 12 minutes.

    Former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown says he struck a job deal with Vincent Gray campaign

  • School system officials said an assistant principal, Rebecca Garcia, will lead the school until they name Brooks's successor.

    Prince George's replaces High Point High principal after attack is shown on YouTube

  • "Mitch Daniels on Friday said he was 'gratified' by New York Times columnist David Brooks's piece urging him to run for president and conceded he is still thinking about it, but added there other ways to take part in the national conversation besides 'throwing yourself off that cliff.'"

    Morning Bits

  • The news immediately made me think of Mel Brooks's film The Producers, in which Zero Mostel, for crazy plot reasons, needs a sure-fire loss maker to put on Broadway, so he decides upon a musical, Springtime for Hitler.

    Culture

  • Nazis are never far from the news here, but "Hitler and the Germans: Nation and Crimes" is Hitler's biggest coup in Berlin since Mel Brooks's "The Producers" lit up the German capital last year.

    Why Did Germans Embrace Him?

  • There is a rich tradition of stories starring political ­animals Mandeville's "Fable of the Bees," Chaucer's "Parliament of Fowls," Walter R. Brooks's "Freddy the Pig", so why is it so irksome when Mr. Lender does it?

    Coastal Disturbances

  • It was one of those things you watch open-mouthed, like the front row in Mel Brooks's The Producers.

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  • Readers, however, are kept at an emotional distance from this struggle—and from Bethia's friendship with Caleb—by Ms. Brooks's mannered efforts to mimic Puritan speech.

    Cheeshahteaumauk, Class of '65 (1665)

  • This latter ability was put to good use in Brooks's decade-old bestseller, Bobos in Paradise, a finely observed, witty look at the values and aspirations of the "bourgeois bohemian" cultural, political and business elite that came of age in the 1990s – the generation of Madonna, Steve Jobs and Obama.

    The Social Animal by David Brooks – review

  • Handsome and intense to the end but exuding world-weariness, Ryan played a tragically bitter outlaw in Mr. Peckinpah's explosive masterpiece "The Wild Bunch" (1969) and a more genial hired gun in Richard Brooks's suspenseful action adventure "The Professionals" (1966).

    Hollywood's Heroic Villain

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