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  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • Aereo decision a win for Tribune Co., but no loss for Chicago

    Aereo decision a win for Tribune Co., but no loss for Chicago
    The U.S. Supreme Court handed television broadcasters – including Tribune Co., a plaintiff in the lawsuit – a major victory Wednesday in ruling that online service Aereo Inc. violated copyright laws by using antenna farms to rebroadcast...
  • Stephen Pizzello Promoted to Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of American Cinematographer

    Stephen Pizzello, the longtime executive editor of American Cinematographer magazine, has been bumped up to dual duty, now serving as editor-in-chief and publisher of the monthly magazine. In addition to overseeing editorial coverage, Pizzello will now be...
  • Alex Tizon sizes up his masculinity in memoir 'Big Little Man'

    Alex Tizon sizes up his masculinity in memoir 'Big Little Man'
    You have to wait until the eighth chapter of Alex Tizon's remarkable memoir, "Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self," for confirmation that his title is the reference you've been hoping it isn't and fearing it is. All of the book has been leading...
  • 'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past

    'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past
    Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is an all-but-forgotten figure in American history. He was, however, responsible for one of the most enduring symbols of the United States: the Statue of Liberty. A Frenchman from Alsace, he conceived, designed, sold and...
  • No denying climate change deniers

    People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
  • Judy Blume's next novel is coming in 2015 -- for adults

    Judy Blume's next novel is coming in 2015 -- for adults
    Beloved children's book author Judy Blume is writing a new book — for adults. To be published by Knopf, the book is slated for summer 2015. Blume's books for kids — including "Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing," "Blubber," "Are You There God?...
  • Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith

    Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith
    In "The Silkworm," J.K. Rowling's entertaining second novel under the pen name Robert Galbraith, private detective Cormoran Strike searches for the missing husband of Leonora Quine only to uncover his bizarre murder. "Seven plates and seven sets of...
  • A Word, Please: A certain prefix is driving her coconuts

    A Word, Please: A certain prefix is driving her coconuts
    Sometimes I think the people behind punctuation rules are co-conspirators in a plot to drive us insane. Then I realize they could be coconspirators. That’s when I know their plot has succeeded. Of all the prefixes in the English language, “...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
  • Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"

    Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"
    With so many Kickstarter projects looking for funding, you'd think there would be more devoted to the business of comic books. Apparently there aren't all that many, which is why Todd Allen's "Economics of Digital Comics" has gotten so much attention....