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  • UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies

    UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies
    UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, a nuclear fusion pioneer who sought practical applications for clean energy, died on Christmas Day in Irvine. He was 89. Considered the father of breakthrough nuclear fusion techniques, Rostoker pursued the use of...
  • Despite embellishments, stunning 'Selma' presents insightful honesty

    Despite embellishments, stunning 'Selma' presents insightful honesty
    Since films based on fact are controversial, perhaps we should stop making them. "Selma," an ambitious, deeply moving drama about the 1960s civil rights movement, has triggered a noisy quarrel, just as pseudo-true-story Oscar contenders "Zero Dark Thirty'...
  • 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....
  • Obama's free education proposal: Why stop at community colleges?

    Obama's free education proposal: Why stop at community colleges?
    President Obama's proposal unveiled Thursday to provide free community college education to all "responsible" students is garnering immense attention. That's as it should be, although the details still need to be fleshed out and individual states will...
  • 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...
  • Jozef Oleksy, a Polish communist party leader and democracy-era prime minister, dies at 68

    Jozef Oleksy, a communist-era party leader who in democratic Poland served as a left-wing prime minister until he was forced to resign over unproven accusations of spying for Russia, died Friday. He was 68. An official with Oleksy's Democratic Left...
  • 'Selma' is a powerful telling of the MLK story

    "Selma" is a necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences. But welcome as it is for being the first Hollywood production to put the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his...
  • Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse

    Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse
    Who I am Clark Hulse, Chicago Humanities Festival board chair, from downtown Chicago. One unique thing about me I laughed all the way through "Moby-Dick." It's hilarious. I loved I've been reading novels by great novelists from places I knew...
  • Gary Olson: American people must demand that U.S. end torture

    Gary Olson: American people must demand that U.S. end torture
    Last August, our Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Barack Obama, admitted that "we tortured some folks," but then added, this is "not who we are." At best, his statement was a half-truth. First, it's not "some" folks but massive numbers over a...
  • Standouts from a year's worth of smart money advice

    Standouts from a year's worth of smart money advice
    Identity theft protection, TV antennas, light bulbs and home heating myths are just a few of the Spending Smart topics we explored this year, along with how to speed through airport security, get free books and college courses, and avoid wasting money...
  • Bending the arc of justice

    Bending the arc of justice
    In 1853, Unitarian minister and abolitionist Theodore Parker said that he did not understand the arc of the moral universe, and though it was long, he was sure that it was bending toward justice. In a speech in Montgomery, Ala., 112 years later, Rev....