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  • Wendy Davis took on Texas bullies on abortion and won

    Wendy Davis took on Texas bullies on abortion and won
    In the wee hours Wednesday, someone stole onto Wendy Davis’s Wikipedia page and changed her occupation from “attorney” to “The LeBron James of filibustering.” In what seemed like an Internet instant, the 50-year-old...
  • Vivid impressions of Russian culture in 'Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia'

    Cuban author José Manuel Prieto's playful and fascinating book, “Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia,” is, according to Prieto's narrator, an encyclopedia-style guide to a book the narrator is planning to write about a man named Thelonious Monk...
  • Aaron Swartz dies at 26; Internet folk hero founded Reddit

    Aaron Swartz, who co-founded Reddit and became an Internet folk hero for fighting to make online content free to the public, committed suicide Friday. He was 26. Swartz hanged himself in his Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment, said a statement released by his...
  • Pondering when old age officially, or unofficially, starts to set in

    Editor: Here's a big question: When does old age begin? I have the answer. And, I got it by surprise. Recently, I saw my physician for a routine examination and health review. During the visit she declared for the record, that I made it to old age. On...
  • Wes Welker's wife issues apology to Ray Lewis

    Wes Welker's wife issues apology to Ray Lewis
    Less than a day after criticizing retiring Ravens star inside linebacker Ray Lewis via a Facebook post, the wife of New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has issued an apology. Anna Burns Welker's mea culpa followed her posting the following...
  • Social media a bad idea for angry NFL players (and their wives)

    Social media a bad idea for angry NFL players (and their wives)
    When will they ever learn? Probably never. We all know social media can be a figurative stick of dynamite in the hands of angry, frustrated NFL players. Now it's pretty obvious their wives should stay away from it, too. For evidence, look no further...
  • DeAndre Jordan with the dunk of the year?

    On Sunday evening, DeAndre Jordan's name was trending on Twitter, the Clippers' center was leading the NBA with the most mentions per hour on NBA.com, and NBA superstars were tweeting about him.  It happened after Jordan sprinted down the middle of...
  • Ryan McIlvain's novel 'Elders' goes inside the Mormon faith

    During the 2012 presidential election, Republican candidate Mitt Romney's openness about his Mormon faith brought to the surface many of the generalizations Americans maintain about what it means to be a Mormon. Ryan McIlvain's debut novel "Elders"...
  • Interview and performance: Boots Riley and the Coup

    Interview and performance: Boots Riley and the Coup
    Never before has an interview subject assumed/joked that RedEye was a communist newspaper. Fans of Boots Riley’s veteran, socially conscious hip-hop act The Coup probably won’t be surprised that he mentioned it. “Do people assume that...
  • A murder mystery that just won't die

    A murder mystery that just won't die
    Sixty years ago, an extraordinary reign began in England, one that would provide the nation with a comforting measure of stability and continuity during some of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and right on into the far-from-placid 21st....
  • Everyone's life is a story, so write it down for posterity [Senior Circles]

    The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.   This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...