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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Resolved to get out of my rut in 2013

    "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." -- Andre Gide, Nobel Prize-winning author It may be a sign of maturity -- or more likely a symptom of sheer exhaustion -- that I've limited myself to one New Year's...
  • William R. Cahill's final letter to the Tribune

    William R. Cahill's final letter to the Tribune
    (This letter appeared in the Tribune on Dec. 19, 2013. It was the last of the more than 40 letters William R. Cahill had published by the newspaper. Mr. Cahill died on Jan. 24 at his Wheaton home.) A lifetime of Christmases I think of the Depression...
  • South Africa, the nation that gave up its nukes

    It would be a mistake to think that the end of the Cold War also ended the threat posed by nuclear weapons. Nuclear-armed states continue to deploy huge arsenals of nuclear weapons, other states continue with their efforts to acquire nuclear weapons,...
  • Humbletalk: It's just another way to say 'smug'

     Humbletalk: It's just another way to say 'smug'
    Of all the notable year-end phenomena cited in this column and others, only one rose to the level of prominence and annoyance that I'd define as Biggest Conversational Irritant of 2013: the abuse and misuse of the word "humble." Make that the entire...
  • Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered

    Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered
    Scientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation — the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang. The findings, made...
  • Reviews: 'Robert Oppenheimer' by Ray Monk and 'An Atomic Love Story' by Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus

    Robert Oppenheimer, the so-called father of the atomic bomb and one of the most brilliant physicists never to have won a Nobel Prize, has inspired legions of biographers and memoirists. And for good reason: He was a polymath of enormous gifts and charm....
  • Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it

    Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it
    BAGAN, Myanmar — Mr. Aye has a round, aged face and a wide, betel-nut-stained smile. Like many Burmese, he punctuates his speech with giggling, which can be alarming to a Westerner. "Just three years ago, hehehe," he says, "if I'd been seen...
  • Review: 'All Joy and No Fun' by Jennifer Senior

    Review: 'All Joy and No Fun' by Jennifer Senior
    I dreaded reading "All Joy and No Fun." Jennifer Senior's new book has the patina — and the subtitle, "The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" — of yet another polemic against the parenting culture as we know it. We are a nation of Tiger Moms...
  • Review: 'The Long Voyage' by Malcolm Cowley

     Review: 'The Long Voyage' by Malcolm Cowley
    Malcolm Cowley was one of the most important (and easily the most omnipresent) literary figures of the past century. Over a career that spanned eight decades (or, roughly speaking, from the Wilson to the Reagan administrations), he encouraged, befriended,...
  • New Haruki Murakami novel to be released in U.S. on Aug. 12

    New Haruki Murakami novel to be released in U.S. on Aug. 12
    Haruki Murakami’s next novel will be published in the United States on Aug. 12, A.A. Knopf announced Tuesday. “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage,” sold more than 1 million copies the first week of its release in...
  • Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

    Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize
    Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's...