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  • Oops! When social media blunders kill job offers

    Dear Joyce: After graduating this year with a pile of tuition debt, I've applied for employment at numerous companies. Nutshell: Zip! Any clues to why I'm not getting offers? -- D.V. A zillion things could be keeping you outside employment venues with...
  • Why women are leaving the tech industry in droves

    Why women are leaving the tech industry in droves
    When I moved to the Bay Area in 2007 to run the Wikimedia Foundation, the first thing that struck me was the eerie absence of women. I'd spent most of my working life at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., where we used to joke that women took power when the...
  • Sam Cooke died on way to being the greatest

    Sam Cooke died on way to being the greatest
    The familiar cliche is that Chicago's international reputation rests primarily on three features: roaring '20s gangsters typified by Al Capone, machine politics and Michael Jordan. But were there any justice to the world, it really should be famous as the...
  • 'How to Be Both': Ali Smith's coin-flip

    'How to Be Both': Ali Smith's coin-flip
    Ludwig Wittgenstein famously used the "duck-rabbit," a reversible image that can be seen as either a duck or a rabbit, to illustrate different ways of seeing. Ali Smith's sixth novel, "How to be both," shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize earlier this...
  • Scientists use Wikipedia search data to forecast spread of flu

    Can public health experts tell that an infectious disease outbreak is imminent simply by looking at what people are searching for on Wikipedia? Yes, at least in some cases. Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory were able to make extremely...
  • No, Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders was not killed by hit from Rams safety

    No, Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was not killed Sunday after he took a huge hit during the St. Louis Rams match, which knocked Sanders out of the game. Sanders is alive and well, despite the fact that someone edited his Wikipedia page...
  • Emotions Run Highest In The Game

    Emotions Run Highest In The Game
    BOSTON — The Game was relevant in every way again, among the patricians as well as the peasants who would tune in to watch Handsome Dan lick Kirk Herbstreit's face. And when it was over, with the victorious Harvard players lingering for at least a...
  • 'Dancing with the Stars' finale recap, The winner is ...

    The show opens with the Dance of Contestants Past, culminating with our three finalist couples -- Alfonso Ribiero & Witney Carson, Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas and Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy -- front and center. Each of the finalist couples...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'The Avengers' Turns Trailer Leak into Record-Breaking Debut

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) - Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR - Film measures...
  • The editor's lot, in seventeen syllables

    Throwback Thursday is a gimmick permitting the repurposing of old material. Having sold you old rope earlier this week with the annual holiday cautions, I plainly have no shame. So today's throwback Thursday offering is a selection of previously published...
  • The Latest: 'Falling' for theater; Means show mettle

    The Latest: 'Falling' for theater; Means show mettle
    Falling Into Theatre...and Finding Myself Robert Cohen Fithian Press; 232 pages Actor Steve McQueen famously said, "I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth." Robert Cohen may have that spirit as well. When the...