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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...
  • Reader recommendation: Arik Private Tours in Israel

    Reader recommendation: Arik Private Tours in Israel
    My brother-in-law treated our family (12 of us) to a guided tour in Israel. Our guide, Arik, was superb. Nothing fazed him, and he was great in his dealings with us. As a tour guide, he was able to contend with our 6- and 8-year-olds, their grandma of...
  • 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...
  • Pete Carroll blows it for Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX

    Pete Carroll blows it for Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX
    The ring was being fitted for his finger. The plaudits were being written for his resume. The skeptical football world had finally opened its arms and was prepared to embrace. Then Pete Carroll was grabbed by ghosts. The coach of the Seattle...
  • Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination

     Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination
    The optimism pervading Halas Hall these days can be traced to Ernie Accorsi, the consultant who directed the Bears' general manager search and oversaw new GM Ryan Pace's path to coach John Fox. During the 19-day process, Accorsi guided the transition...
  • 'Wish you were here' postcards enrich record of Florida's past

    January is a big month for postcards in Florida, as dealers from the North arrive to offer their wares to postcard collectors at various shows around the state. On Jan. 30 and 31, for example, the Sunshine Postcard Club presents its winter show in Tampa...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the fastest-selling R-rated title in Fandango history

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the fastest-selling R-rated title in Fandango history
    Moviegoers are already hot for "Fifty Shades of Grey." Universal Pictures' bondage-flavored Valentine's Day gift to cinemas doesn't open for nearly a month, but is already the fastest selling R-rated title in Fandango history. The online ticketer...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1995, John Donmoyer becomes Allen's winningest boys basketball coach

    FLASHBACK: In 1995, John Donmoyer becomes Allen's winningest boys basketball coach
    A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five years. January 19 2010—Northampton shoots just 3-for-25 from the field and scores only two points in the middle periods but still hands Freedom a 15-9...
  • Still seeking equality, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act

    Still seeking equality, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act
    To grow up in Atlanta is to be always aware of Martin Luther King Jr. and how his story intertwines with your own fate. I was born in 1978 less than a mile from the Atlanta house where King grew up. As a schoolchild, I visited Auburn Avenue —...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. roads: Plans afoot to improve corridors in Delray, Boynton

    Martin Luther King Jr. roads: Plans afoot to improve corridors in Delray, Boynton
    It wasn't always this way. Two roadways in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, with their litter-strewn vacant lots and boarded-up buildings, once were thriving business corridors. Sixty-five years ago, these roads, now named after slain civil rights...