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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos

    Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos
    It's hard to convey China's transformations to two kinds of people: people who have never been there and people who have just been there for the first time. Experiencing China in 2014 for the first time, many Americans are struck by the modernity of...
  • Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square

    Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square
    Hu Jia is under house arrest again in Bobo Freedom City, his Beijing apartment complex, as he often is come late spring. Two plainclothes officers are just downstairs, Hu says, and four or five are at the front gate; the veteran activist is allowed to...
  • The executive's cultural attaché

    The executive's cultural attaché
    A few years ago a job notice circulated in Hollywood for a “cultural attaché” for Brian Grazer, the Oscar-winning producer behind films including A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon and Rush. To some it seemed like an urban myth. Not to Brad...
  • Dorothy Hodgkin: The making of a brainiac

    Dorothy Hodgkin: The making of a brainiac
    Dorothy Hodgkin made incredible contributions to science. But while checking out the achievements of this Google Doodle-celebrated chemist, pause to appreciate some of the factors that shaped her intellect -- intriguing parents and a childhood that smacks...
  • Mother Teresa Movie 'The Letters' Set for Sept. 5 Release in U.S. (EXCLUSIVE)

    CinemaWest will launch "The Letters," a biopic based on the life and legacy of Mother Teresa, in the U.S. on Sept. 5 in honor of Mother Teresa's Feast Day. The film stars Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow and Rutger Hauer. The drama, filmed primarily in...
  • The hard-line China of Tiananmen Square, on a global scale

    "I have tried very hard not to inject myself into China's internal affairs," wrote President George H.W. Bush to his Chinese counterpart, Deng Xiaoping, shortly after Chinese troops gunned down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrators in and around...
  • The heroic women of Nigeria are standing up to Boko Haram

    Weeks after the abduction of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls taken in a case of mass sex trafficking, the global media finally took note of the crime. Why the shift? Because of the bravery of Nigerian women, who took to the streets to demand that the...
  • Gary Becker dies at 83; Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences

    Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83. Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker...
  • A history lesson, courtesy of that penny in your pocket

    A history lesson, courtesy of that penny in your pocket
    I’m not certain which store it was, but a few days ago I received some change back after a purchase, slipped it into my pocket and, once I got home, sorted through the coins, as is my habit. Silver coins went into one jar to be deposited later at...
  • Jonathan Safran Foer brings literature to Chipotle Cups (really)

    Here's how the story goes: Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer found himself at Chipotle with nothing to read. No magazine, no book, no smartphone. “I really just wanted to die with frustration,” he told Vanity Fair. From his frustration to...
  • Ron Sanchez, a different kind of owner, seeks first Triple Crown win with Social Inclusion

    Ron Sanchez, a different kind of owner, seeks first Triple Crown win with Social Inclusion
    Ron Sanchez's roots in horse racing go deep into his childhood in Caracas, Venezuela, where his maternal grandmother took him to the races every weekend at La Rinconada, the country's largest and oldest track. "I was five years old and we'd walk all the...