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  • Last stand for the printed page

    Last stand for the printed page
    Bob Katzman of Bob Katzman's Magazine Museum in Skokie first called last summer. He really wanted a story, he explained, because, well, he had such a great story to tell: He had 140,000 magazines and newspapers, flags from around the world, buttons that...
  • And now... Happy Blumesday!

    And now... Happy Blumesday!
    Today is Blumesday--not a typo, as it turns out, but a holiday concocted to celebrate the beloved young-adult author Judy Blume. Bloomsday, which honors James Joyce's "Ulysses," took place on Sunday.  As NPR reports, Blumesday was created by writers...
  • Miss Utah flub steals spotlight from Miss USA winner Erin Brady

    Miss Utah flub steals spotlight from Miss USA winner Erin Brady
    The morning after Miss USA 2013 took her crown, Miss Utah's flub in the competition was taking the spotlight. It happened Sunday night in Las Vegas, in the dangerous swamp known as the "interview." A question was posed to Miss Utah Marissa Powell by...
  • Are drones along the border (all day, every day) cost-effective?

    Are drones along the border (all day, every day) cost-effective?
    In its current form, the so-called Gang of Eight immigration bill increases funding for border security by up to $6.5 billion. When it comes to technology and equipment, the Senate bill doesn't go into much detail on how the government should spend its...
  • Biological psychiatry's false paradigm

    Days before the official May 22 publication date of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-5), a number of psychiatrists who were closely associated with the project scrambled to do some preemptory damage control, mostly by...
  • George Zimmerman trial: Profiles of 40 prospective jurors

    George Zimmerman trial: Profiles of 40 prospective jurors
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys have settled on 40 prospective jurors to move on to the second round of questioning in the George Zimmerman second-degree-murder trial, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson announced Tuesday. The prospective panel is made up of...
  • Gaiman's throne

    Gaiman's throne
    Neil Gaiman is on a nostalgia kick. The proof may be in the author's revelation that he's taking a sabbatical from social media starting in January 2014, stepping off the grid after a year that will include writing an episode of the BBC's "Doctor Who,"...
  • Las Vegas: Country, classical, comedy on tap for Fourth of July

    Las Vegas: Country, classical, comedy on tap for Fourth of July
    You'll find fireworks in Las Vegas on July 4, of course, but that's just the beginning. The Vegas Philharmonic and Garth Brooks will perform (not in the same venue), Paula Poundstone will try to tickle your funny bone and there's mixed martial arts to...
  • 'House of the Rising Sun' to set on Costa Mesa

    'House of the Rising Sun' to set on Costa Mesa
    The press release for Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebration contains a quote from Mayor Jim Righeimer noting "the unique place" that Eric Burdon and the Animals hold in the city's history. "Unique" is a mild way of putting it. And if the Animals get...
  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • 'Wait, Wait. . .Don't Tell Me' show apologizes for Polish joke

    'Wait, Wait. . .Don't Tell Me' show apologizes for Polish joke
    The executive producer of "Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me!" knows the Chicago-based radio show's irreverent humor sometimes offends — and he has the letters from listeners to prove it. But when a joke from last week's broadcast prompted a letter...