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  • When It Comes To Celebrating Marriage Equality, No Two Weddings Are The Same

    “I now pronounce you husband and wife” is no longer the only phrase that can legally issue couples into wedded life in Connecticut. The words can now be “husband and husband” or “wife and wife.” Although those three...
  • #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message

    #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message
    In the newfound arena of social media as activism, few hashtags have generated as much buzz as "IfTheyGunnedMeDown," which has been circulating around Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Still, the trending hashtag was several hours old before Alexis...
  • Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

    Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'
    The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we...
  • How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish

    How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish
    Caviar is one of the most prized foods in the world, but it's far from sustainable. German marine biologist Angela Kohler is looking to change that with a new form of sustainable caviar. Kohler has developed a way to extract caviar from a fish without...
  • Northwestern files suit against author for copyright infringement

    Northwestern files suit against author for copyright infringement
    Northwestern University has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a woman whom the university hired to write a book about Chicago's notorious 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder trial. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court,...
  • Hornsby's new musical adventure

    Bruce Hornsby spent much of the past three years challenging himself on stage. Now he has used those shows to put together a new two-disc set that he acknowledges will challenge his listeners. "Solo Concerts," released last week on the Vanguard label,...
  • Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Wilson, who had been in declining health, died...
  • Mo'ne Davis: Is she great only by defeating boys?

    Mo'ne Davis: Is she great only by defeating boys?
    In five days, Mo’ne Davis went from a statistical footnote in Little League history to the title character in the most captivating U.S. sports story of the summer – maybe the entire year. The 18th girl to play in the Little League...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes
    Year in and year out, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the best haunted theme park event in Southern California and quite possibly the country. For that reason, I hold Universal Studios to a higher standard when the movie...
  • 'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know [Commentary]

    'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know [Commentary]
    A few words about the "poor door." Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
  • Joanne Sinchuk, founder, manager and former owner of Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

    Joanne Sinchuk, founder, manager and former owner of Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
      Q: You have been in business since 1996 (though the store was sold in 2009 to Booksmart Industries). What do you have that other booksellers don't? What we have is what most small businesses have over the chains: Personalized customer service,...