Thirty years ago this month, President Ronald Reagan took a bullet. His would-be assassin was John Hinckley Jr., who shot Reagan outside a Hilton in Washington, D.C., where the president had just spoken to an AFL-CIO lunch.
These events have been revisited often over the decades. But a new book by journalist Del Quentin Wilber seeks to redefine what we know about that day. The book is called Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan. "Rawhide" was President Reagan's Secret Service code name.
Jane Eyre has been adapted dozens of times for movies and TV, and now the Gothic romance — one of the most English of stories — gets another retelling, this time from the young American director Cary Fukunaga.
In the Charlotte Bronte classic, the heroine is an orphan child who's never known kindness or affection until she arrives at Thornfield Hall, the estate of one Mr. Rochester, to work as a governess. There, Jane earns her employer's love, even as she begins to wonder about what seems to be a dark secret locked away in the attic.