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  • A few words about Sheila, Blaze and Buck

    A few words about Sheila, Blaze and Buck
    Missing an adjective: I left on my cluttered desk a four-letter word I meant to use in Thursday's column about Sheila Dixon wanting to be mayor again: weak. That best describes the half-hearted, five-years-too-late apology Dixon offered on WJZ-TV in May for her 2010 embezzlement conviction. You don't need to be a Clintonian word-parser to see that "I am sorry for what happened" is evasive and quite different from what Dixon needs to have said: "I am sorry for what I did." The former sounds like she's just sorry for getting caught and causing a fuss.
  • Report: Nobel winner Vargas Llosa confirms new romantic tie

    Nobel-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa has reportedly confirmed his romantic involvement with Isabel Preysler, the former wife of singer Julio Iglesias and mother of Enrique Iglesias. The 79-year-old Peruvian novelist said in comments published...

    A clash of currency

    A clash of currency
    To the editor: I really must agree with former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his opinion that the excellent Alexander Hamilton should remain on the $10 bill. (“New face for $10 bill stirs backlash,” June 27) Hamilton's...

    Dalai Lama joins Patti Smith on Glastonbury festival stage

    One of the most talked-about appearances at Britain's Glastonbury music festival wasn't a singer or rocker — it was the Dalai Lama. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader joined singer Patti Smith on stage Sunday, where she led the crowd to sing...

    Sexism in science

    Sexism in science
    Regarding commentator Jonathan David Farley's recent opinion piece "Tim Hunt's Witch Hunt" (June 23), Mr. Hunt is a Nobel Prize winner in physiology who recently gave a talk at the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea. At that...