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  • Database catalogs movie firearms

    This sturdy Austrian had supporting roles in the recent action movies "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty," the TV western "Justified" and the military video game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter." The ubiquitous performer — actually a semiautomatic pistol...
  • Jane Goodall book postponed after plagiarism issues raised

    Primatologist Jane Goodall and publisher Grand Central have announced they will delay publication of Goodall's forthcoming tree-focused book "Seeds of Hope" in the wake of accusations that certain passages were plagiarized. The Washington Post noted the...
  • Review: 'The Way the World Works' maps Nicholson Baker's mind

     Review: 'The Way the World Works' maps Nicholson Baker's mind
    -------------------- The Way the World Works Essays Nicholson Baker Simon & Schuster: 319 pp., $25 -------------------- Nicholson Baker's new book, "The Way the World Works," is a miscellany: a collection of 34 essays originally published in...
  • Wes Welker's wife critical of Ray Lewis on her Facebook page

    Wes Welker's wife critical of Ray Lewis on her Facebook page
    Anna Burns Welker, wife of New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, posted some not-so-nice things about Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis on her Facebook page after last night's AFC championship game, according to a post on TheBigLead.com today....
  • Science revolution heading to Illinois schools

    Science revolution heading to Illinois schools
    As early as kindergarten, all students in Illinois could be engaged in science and engineering practices, from analyzing data to defining problems and designing solutions. By high school they'd be deep into engineering design and investigating solutions...
  • Time for a textbook revolution

     
    From Why are textbooks so absurdly expensive? by Jordan Weissmann, Atlantic: You thought the rising cost of college tuition was bad? Then check out the rising cost of college textbooks. The American Enterprise Institute's Mark Perry has put together this....
  • Brain teaser

     
    From Australia comes the right-brain v. left-brain test. If you see the dancer turning "clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa." I can see both, but have a very hard time shifting......
  • If religions can have limits, why can't gun owners?

     
    I got a lot of feedback on my Sunday column/letter to the NRA, but in the spirit of the season I figured I'd wait until after the holidays to fire back. At the end of the column, I rhetorically asked,......
  • Kelly's staff might almost be set

     
    Nobody can say for sure. Except Wikipedia, which has definitively listed Pat Shurmur as the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles, along with fellow assistants Bill Lazor (quarterbacks), Duce Staley (running backs), Bob Bicknell (wide...
  • ‘Arrow’: Seth Gabel’s take on Vertigo inspired by Ledger’s Joker

     
    The roster of villains on the CW's “Arrow” series continues to grow, and fans of the “Green Arrow” comic book ......
  • The bigger Boston question: Why not?

     
    (Reuters photo) Ultimately we'll get some shabby, confounding, infuriating answer to the question, "Why?" Why did someone or some group place a series of homemade bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday. What was their point? What......