Lisa Loring, who played Wednesday Addams in classic 1960s sitcom “The Addams Family,” dies at 64

Lisa Loring, who played Wednesday on the original “The Addams Family” — the classic 1960s sitcom — died Saturday. She was 64. Loring’s agent, Chris Carbaugh of C and V Promotions, confirmed to CBS News in a statement that Loring died on Saturday “surrounded by her family. Lisa was a very loving mother, grandmother and … Read more

In Israel, disposable plastics trigger culture war, test PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — On Idit Silman’s first day as Israel’s new environmental protection minister, she handed out soft drinks in disposable plastic cups to hospital patients. The gesture held deep symbolic meaning in Israel, where soft drinks and single-use cups, plates and cutlery have become weapons in a culture war between the country’s secular Jewish … Read more

Culture Re-View: The day Gandhi died

30 January 1948: Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated On this day in 1948, the 78-year-old venerated Indian revolutionary Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated by Hindu nationalist Nathuram Godse. Gandhi had just finished conducting a prayer session when Godse shot him three times at point blank range. 30 minutes later, one of India’s greatest symbols of independence … Read more

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