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  • Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78

     Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78
    "From Time Immemorial," an against-the-grain account of the Israeli-Arab conflict, started a heated controversy when it was published in 1984. The book's author, Joan Caro, 78, died of complications from a stroke Monday, Jan. 5, in her Chicago home, said...
  • Charles Townes was a teacher first

    To the editor: Thank you for your excellent obituary of Charles Townes. As scientists who had the great fortune to work closely with Townes earlier in our careers, we benefited greatly from his tutelage and his attention. Townes was a teacher above...
  • South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil'

    South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil'
    One of apartheid’s most notorious killers, Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel nicknamed “Prime Evil,” will walk free after 20 years in jail. South¬†Africa’s government announced Friday that De Kock had been granted parole. De...
  • Digitization grant will help Oak Park library share Hemingway artifacts

    Digitization grant will help Oak Park library share Hemingway artifacts
    More people will have the opportunity to view rare Ernest Hemingway writings and photographs, thanks to a state grant that will allow the Oak Park Public Library to digitize artifacts related to the Nobel Prize-winning author and onetime village resident....
  • Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99
    Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99. Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
  • Winston Churchill: A man for all times

    LONDON -- It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturday the British are remembering with more than nostalgia, it is both. The times in...
  • Chile will investigate Pablo Neruda's death -- again

    Chile will investigate Pablo Neruda's death -- again
    The body of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda will be exhumed, again, to determine if the poet may have been poisoned. Longstanding suspicions about the author's death led to his exhumation in 2013. No poison was found then, but further tests are now...
  • Performances opening 2015 take audiences from Paris to 'Oz'

    Performances opening 2015 take audiences from Paris to 'Oz'
    Theater groups schedule and plan productions months, sometimes years, in advance of opening night. And so, with the tragic events this past week in France, it is a fitting coincidence that two local groups raise the curtain on 2015 with shows that pay...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obama's video-game interventionism is no help to Europe

    U.S. President Barack Obama, the premature Nobel Peace Prize winner, appears to have finally pried himself away from the gaming console and gone outside for some fresh air. Hopefully he'll stay there so Europe can recover from its hangover -- and from...
  • Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities

    Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities
    Every year when awards season rolls around, the local media flutter with news of the Chicago connections. When the Amazon series "Transparent" won best TV comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes, loud note was taken of the fact that its creator, Jill Soloway,...
  • Martin Luther King's sons drop one of two lawsuits over father's legacy

    Martin Luther King's sons drop one of two lawsuits over father's legacy
    The long-standing squabbles among the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s children may soon be over – or at least hidden from public view.¬† On Thursday, the slain civil rights icon’s sons dropped their lawsuit against the Martin Luther...