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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • New Toni Morrison novel coming in April

    New Toni Morrison novel coming in April
    For fans of literary fiction, the announcement of a new Toni Morrison novel is kind of like that new "Star Wars" preview – it won't be out for several months, but that won't stop devotees from getting really, really excited. Publishing house Alfred...
  • Set Pieces: Jefery Levy's home sets the stage for 'Me' and 'The Key'

    Set Pieces: Jefery Levy's home sets the stage for 'Me' and 'The Key'
    For veteran indie filmmaker Jefery Levy, working from home has never looked so good. The producer-director-writer-actor’s lavishly-decorated, historic Beverly Hills compound plays a starring role in his two new films, “Me” and “The...
  • Hopkins astrophysicist honored for discoveries about the universe

    Hopkins astrophysicist honored for discoveries about the universe
    Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, has taken home another prestigious award for his work on the expanding universe. He showed that the universe is not just still expanding but that the...
  • As Germany celebrates Berlin Wall's demise, harsh realities lurk

    As Germany celebrates Berlin Wall's demise, harsh realities lurk
    To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this weekend, 8,000 stationary lighted balloons snake their way through nearly 10 miles of the city, tracing the path of the hated Cold War divide. The softly glowing orbs, which will be...
  • Toni Morrison, Patti Smith hand-annotate books for PEN benefit

    Toni Morrison, Patti Smith hand-annotate books for PEN benefit
    Books hand-annotated by Toni Morrison, Patti Smith, Don Delillo, Philip Roth and others are being auctioned at Christie's to benefit PEN American Center in New York. For the Dec. 2 auction, titled First Editions/Second Thoughts, authors picked up...
  • John Kass: Even in defeat the president remains inscrutable

    In "The Secret Life of Barack Obama," our story begins, as such stories often do, with our hero in a dream. He's photographed on a Hawaiian beach, posed by his handlers like some Hollywood starlet, droplets of sea foam dripping from his Chicago...
  • Even in defeat the president remains inscrutable

    Even in defeat the president remains inscrutable
    In "The Secret Life of Barack Obama," our story begins, as such stories often do, with our hero in a dream. He's photographed on a Hawaiian beach, posed by his handlers like some Hollywood starlet, droplets of sea foam dripping from his Chicago...
  • James Watson's Nobel Prize to be auctioned

    Missed the chance to bid on Francis Crick's Nobel Prize when it was auctioned off last year for $2.27 million? No worries, you'll have another chance to own a piece of science history on Dec. 4, when James D. Watson's 1962 Nobel Prize, shared with Crick...
  • University of Texas acquires archive of famed writer Garcia Marquez

    AUSTIN, Texas The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas announced Monday that it has acquired the literary archive of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the most significant collections of Latin American literary history to become available in the...
  • Chicago scientist's Nobel medal for DNA discovery could fetch $3.5M

    Chicago scientist's Nobel medal for DNA discovery could fetch $3.5M
    A Nobel Prize gold medal awarded to Chicago scientist Dr. James Watson, a co-discoverer of DNA, is expected to sell for up to $3.5 million at auction next month in New York, Christie's said Monday. Watson, along with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins,...
  • Muhammad Yunus, father of microfinance, talks about L.A. loan program

    Muhammad Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate for pioneering the concept of small loans to impoverished entreprenuers, swung through Los Angeles over the weekend to mark the official launch of his Grameen America microfinance organization here. The...