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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Ernie Banks: 1931-2015 —Considered one of baseball's greatest ambassadors

    Ernie Banks, one of baseball's most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. Known worldwide as "Mr. Cub," Banks became the Cubs first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-...
  • Winston Churchill, a man for all times

    Winston Churchill, a man for all times
    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 Churchill's case...
  • Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83

    Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83
    Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. He was 83. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Chicago Cubs' first African American player on Sept. 17, 1953,...
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit over licensing agreement filed by MLK estate against King Center voluntarily dismissed

    With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues that have divided them in recent years. The Estate of Martin Luther...
  • Obama's behavior is shameful

    When more than a million people marched in the streets of Paris to demonstrate against the killing of members of the Charlie Hebdo magazine staff by barbaric, Muslim extremists, the demonstration was led by more than 40 world leaders who marched arm-in-...
  • V.S. Naipaul and Paul Theroux reconcile at Jaipur Literary Festival

    V.S. Naipaul and Paul Theroux reconcile at Jaipur Literary Festival
    Former friends and longtime enemies V.S. Naipaul and Paul Theroux had a public reconciliation at the Jaipur Literary Festival in India this week. Naipaul, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2001, is notoriously irascible. A celebration of his...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Pharrell at Davos promotes 'Live Earth' concert to press governments to fight global warming

    Pharrell Williams says he'll have all of humanity singing together at a worldwide concert June 18 to fight global warming. The pop star is teaming up with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Al Gore and producer Kevin Wall to pull off a "Live Earth" concert on...
  • 'Suspended Sentences': A Nobel laureate's Paris

    "Suspended Sentences" by Patrick Modiano, translated by Mark Polizzotti; Yale University Press (215 pages, $16) When Patrick Modiano won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature in October while many Americans took to Google to find out who he is several...