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  • What Is It? The Answer

     
    Last week's "What Is It?" object was a rarity, in that it's another version of an item I used in one of these quizzes some time back. It's a hog oiler. On the right is a photo of the other......
  • Turn Redskins into Braves [Letter]

    Turn Redskins into Braves [Letter]
    Wikipedia notes that although the connotation of the term Redskins is debatable, the term is defined in current dictionaries of American English as "usually offensive, disparaging, insulting, and taboo" ("Facts and logic say rename Redskins," June 27)....
  • About that hand gesture....

     
    Just last year, Jeffrey Carpenter's Facebook profile picture was of him suspended 12,000 feet in the air, in a surfing stance among the clouds, with a relaxed grin and horn-shaped hand gestures....from today's news story about Carpenter's death in a......
  • Shining light on legacy of Brandt

    Shining light on legacy of Brandt
    The small canvas, propped against the gallery wall, evoked the feel of a dusty street on a blistering day: buildings reduced to mostly white and tan masses beneath the blue sky, with a splotch of yellow in the middle that resembled the sun's glare...
  • 'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info

    'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info
    *** (out of four) First: How could anyone make a documentary in which the narrator constantly mispronounces the subject’s name?! In “The Internet’s Own Boy,” a well-organized doc about late Reddit co-creator and suburban...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. In light of the recent link to Death to High School English, I dug......
  • Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]

    Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...
  • Famous Chicagoans share their selfies

    Famous Chicagoans share their selfies
    Selfie: Pictures taken of oneself while holding the camera at arm's length. — Urban Dictionary Syllabification: sel·fie Pronunciation: /¿self¿ (also selfy) noun (plural selfies) informal A photograph that one has taken of oneself,...
  • It's hard to achieve 'Dominion' with such bad writing, acting

    It's hard to achieve 'Dominion' with such bad writing, acting
    It is almost never a good idea to randomly quote from Wikipedia, but when reviewing a show in which ravening angels attempt to exterminate the human race in order to win back God's love, it's safe to say all bets are off. After all, potential viewers of...
  • Noah replaces Jacob as top boy name in U.S.; Sophia scores three-peat

    Noah replaces Jacob as top boy name in U.S.; Sophia scores three-peat
    Noah is more than the name of a popular movie. It is the top name for baby boys born in 2013 in the United States, the Social Security Administration announced on Friday. Sophia scored the three-peat for girls’ names, being chosen as the top...
  • Is there a Football Hall of Fame berth in Kim McQuilken's future?

     
    Lehigh University has never had one of its football players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. If the Hall is looking for a legitimate – and eligible -- Brown and White candidate, I doubt that it could do......