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  • New in paperbacks: Elizabeth Kolbert's 'Sixth Extinction,' others

    New in paperbacks: Elizabeth Kolbert's 'Sixth Extinction,' others
    The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador, 319 pages, $16 Kolbert explores scientific research suggesting the earth is experiencing a great extinction, potentially the most devastating since the extinction of dinosaurs. Unlike the previous five...
  • Kam Chancellor's interception makes it a breeze for Seattle

    Kam Chancellor's interception makes it a breeze for Seattle
    It was a brief encounter when Cam met Kam, sort of a hello-and-goodbye affair. Carolina's Cam Newton threw the pass, Seattle safety Kam Chancellor picked it out of the chilly air and ran it back for a 90-yard interception. “Kam Chancellor,”...
  • John Fox embraces Bears history, challenge of turning team around

    John Fox embraces Bears history, challenge of turning team around
    It was sometime on Saturday that John Fox and Ryan Pace set out on their first field trip together, a casual trip to the Des Plaines home of Virginia McCaskey. The inspiration had been Pace's with the Bears' new general manager feeling compelled to...
  • Four children's books introduce African American experiences

    Four children's books introduce African American experiences
    Picture books are often the primary means through which young children in the United States first learn about our nation's history. Telling stories about traumatic past events can prove challenging, though. How can we inspire young people from all...
  • Broncos announce Gary Kubiak as 15th head coach in franchise history

    The Denver Broncos announced Monday that they've hired former Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak as their 15th head coach in franchise history. Kubiak agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Broncos on Sunday night, returning to the...
  • John Lewis tells his truth about 'Selma'

    John Lewis tells his truth about 'Selma'
    The role of art in our society is not to reenact history but to offer an interpretation of human experience as seen through the eyes of the artist. The philosopher Aristotle says it best: “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of...
  • Empty Bowls fundraiser returns in March to Hampton

    The popular Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula fundraiser returns on Friday, March 20, to the Hampton History Museum. Tickets are now on sale, and they tend to go quickly. Sponsored in partnership with the museum and Metro Productions, the event allows...
  • Foes of Maitland 'park' development pleased city refused to sell

    Foes of Maitland 'park' development pleased city refused to sell
    It may not technically be a "park," but that didn't stop the Concerned Citizens of Maitland from enjoying a warm, sunny morning in the green space they worked so hard to save. "Some people say, 'You've got all the parks you want around here'," said...
  • ZOA chief discusses Paris attacks

    ZOA chief discusses Paris attacks
    Though he came to Palm Beach Synagogue to address, "Orwellian Lies about Israel," the recent massacre of Jewish hostages in an east Paris kosher market became the leading topic of Zionist Organization of America National President Mort Klein's Jan. 13...
  • National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists

    National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists
    Marilynne Robinson, Roz Chast, Chang-rae Lee and Hector Tobar are among the finalists for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, it was announced Monday. The winners of the awards in six categories (autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction,...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson to bring stars, star power to Auditorium

    Neil deGrasse Tyson to bring stars, star power to Auditorium
    Neil deGrasse Tyson is that rarity: a scientist who has become, in recent years, virtually a household name. The host of "Cosmos" on TV last year and the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, he'll be appearing Jan. 27 at the Auditorium Theatre, a...