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  • End of Silk Road for drug users as FBI shuts down illicit website

    For two years, the FBI tracked the elusive founder of Silk Road, an Internet site that peddled heroin, ecstasy and every known type of prescription medication. The manhunt ended with the arrest of an unlikely suspect: Ross William Ulbricht, a 29-year-...
  • City Lights: What draws in kids? Fun, engaging fantasy

    City Lights: What draws in kids? Fun, engaging fantasy
    When I was a graduate student in creative writing, my classmates hewed mostly to predictable topics: dating, family bonds, drinking and clubbing. One day, though, a robust gentleman surprised us by handing out 20 stapled copies of a story he had written...
  • Around Town: Miss Audrey Hepburn discovers Bear

    Our canine companion, a Labrador retriever named Miss Audrey Hepburn, has a new love interest. Her first love was Dune, the deployment dog, who was temporarily assigned to La Cañada Flintridge during his mom’s deployment to Afghanistan in 2007....
  • Some iPhone 5s users seeing 'blue screen of death' common to Windows

    Some iPhone 5s users seeing 'blue screen of death' common to Windows
    There have already been numerous issues reported with Apple's iOS 7, but a new error that's starting to be reported is reminiscent of a common problem Windows users are all too familiar with: the blue screen of death. Users are taking to Apple's...
  • Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'

    Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'
    Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink’s temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond,...
  • CT.com Interview: Neil Sedaka

    CT.com Interview: Neil Sedaka
    Neil Sedaka is very proud of his “55 years.” In our short conversation, the 74-year-old vocalist, multi-instrumentalist (most importantly pianist) and songwriter-for-hire brings up that figure at least twice as he discusses how long he has...
  • Take the Points: College Football Week 4 Picks

    Take the Points: College Football Week 4 Picks
    Welcome to week 4 of the college football season, or as it’s also known, Snoozefest ’13.  This week’s schedule is more disappointing than the final season of “Dexter.”  The biggest game of the week is Notre Dame vs....
  • Savage Love: Noise Makers

    Savage Love: Noise Makers
    My question is one of etiquette. My lesbian wife and I live in an apartment. The noise pollution between flats can be pretty bad. Anyone who lives in the building is aware of this, and keeping noise down after certain hours is a common courtesy. I wouldn'...
  • Wikipedia on 'Stony Island Avenue'

     
    For your reference on the endangered street name: At about 92nd Street, Stony Island passes to the west of the geographical feature for which it was named, a stony hill that was once an island when the glacial Lake Chicago......
  • 'Set Chopin Free' Kickstarter campaign surpasses its goal

    'Set Chopin Free' Kickstarter campaign surpasses its goal
    Chopin is free. His freedom -- technically his music's freedom -- comes courtesy of composer Aaron Dunn’s Kickstarter campaign: Raise $75,000 to record the complete works of the 19th century Polish romantic composer and offer them on Dunn’...
  • 9/22/2013-Plausible Deniability

    9/22/2013-Plausible Deniability
    The term was invented by the CIA during the Kennedy administration to protect the president. It means the spy agency would withhold information from the president to protect him should their dark dealings become public. In political campaigns, plausible...