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  • 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,...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Anna Chlumsky: From 'Girl' to grownup roles

    Anna Chlumsky: From 'Girl' to grownup roles
    Actress Anna Chlumsky fidgeted in her chair with the tenuous excitement of a girl readying to open a soda can she's just finished shaking. Her gaze and attention focused sharply on the woman seated across from her, Sheila Nix, chief of staff to Dr. Jill...
  • Gansler fails Pot History 101 [Letter]

    Gansler fails Pot History 101 [Letter]
    I was amazed in watching the gubernatorial debate when Attorney General Douglas Gansler said marijuana had been illegal for hundreds of years ("Debate: Round 1," May 8). The actual number is less than 100. Various forms of regulation had grown up in the...
  • 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......
  • Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

    Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula
    All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia. Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet. Imagine her surprise this spring...
  • Europe court ruling reboots Web privacy rules for Google, others

    In a sweeping ruling, Europe's highest court placed unprecedented power in the hands of consumers to determine what personal information can be displayed in Web search engine results. The so-called "right to be forgotten" case specifically targeted...
  • Film Review: 'This Is Not a Ball'

    In the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup, Brazilian artist Vik Muniz created a pair of massive art installations using 20,000 carefully arranged soccer balls -- an impressive accomplishment, but not one that could possibly sustain a feature-length film....
  • What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?

    What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?
    When Adam McKay was announced, and then unannounced, as a contender to direct "Ant Man," moviedom's hive mind began racing at the possibilities. Did that mean Will Ferrell could potentially star as the insectoid hero? Could John C. Reilly could play his...