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  • Aloe Blacc has finally stopped being That Guy

    Aloe Blacc has finally stopped being That Guy
    Folk-soul singer Aloe Blacc has been making albums since 2006, but until this year, he's been That Guy: the one you can't place, the one with a minor hit ("I Need a Dollar") you keep hearing in commercials, the one you keep confusing with other...
  • 10 things you might not know about literary enigmas

    10 things you might not know about literary enigmas
    There's no mystery about the best place for book lovers to gather this weekend — it's the Printers Row Lit Fest in the South Loop. But here are other questions about literature that have confounded many: 1/ In September 1849, Edgar Allan Poe...
  • Maya Angelou's lingering hum

    Maya Angelou's lingering hum
    She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...
  • Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again

     Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again
    It sure sounds wonderful:  A privately funded magnetic train floating silently along from the Orange County Convention Center to Orlando International Airport. The problem is, magnetic levitation trains are not serving the public in the U.S. anywhere...
  • Library of Virginia recognizes Hampton Roads Authors

    Library of Virginia recognizes Hampton Roads Authors
    Every year the Library of Virginia in Richmond honors the commonwealth's authors and publishers who have demonstrated excellence in poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Additional named awards are presented, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. Local...
  • Single-sex schooling cultivates confidence in girls [Commentary]

    Single-sex schooling cultivates confidence in girls [Commentary]
    In their new book, "The Confidence Code," Claire Shipman and Katty Kay draw on a broad spectrum of scientific research to support several of their hypotheses: Compared with men, women don't consider themselves as ready for promotions; predict they will do...
  • The left's war on free speech

    Freedom of speech used to be a quintessential liberal cause. That quintessential liberal advocacy organization, the American Civil Liberties Union, prided itself on defending the 1st Amendment right of even the most marginal and disliked of groups to...
  • Bob and Ray: Life is a funny business

    Bob and Ray: Life is a funny business
    For almost half a century, the comedy team of Bob and Ray took the ordinary and made it extraordinarily funny. During that span they influenced comedians and writers such as Johnny Carson, David Letterman, George Carlin and Garrison Keillor....
  • Welcome to the high and low

    Welcome to the high and low
    In 1946, L.A. journalist Carey McWilliams wrote what would become one of the most seminal books on Southern California, published at a time when the region was set to explode in size and prominence. “Southern California: An Island on the Land”...
  • Artists Guo Jian, Chen Guang detained in China over Tiananmen works

    Artists Guo Jian, Chen Guang detained in China over Tiananmen works
    Two prominent Chinese artists are believed to have been detained in China in recent weeks after creating works of art to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Guo Jian, who lives in Bejiing, was taken into custody earlier...
  • Why Obama has changed his mind on Syria

    President Obama's foreign policy speech at West Point last week was in large part a list of all the things he doesn't want to do. He doesn't want to withdraw from the world. At the same time, he doesn't want to use military force to solve every problem....