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  • Musikfest reaches new heights with Aerial Mind

    Dangling upside down in the air on a trapeze or silks, you become at one with yourself — at least that's what Christine Gorigoitia hopes happens through Aerial Mind, the company she began to foster her passion for bringing the body and mind...
  • Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, navigator on Enola Gay, dies at 93

    Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, 1945, guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. The last surviving...
  • When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?

    When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?
    Via Erik Loomis comes this report of a university engaging, not to put too fine a point on it, in the world's oldest profession. The case involves Arizona State University, which on Tuesday posted a job for an assistant professor in the history of...
  • Editor's choice: 'Flying Shoes' by Lisa Howorth

    Editor's choice: 'Flying Shoes' by Lisa Howorth
    In the opening pages of Lisa Howorth's "Flying Shoes," it seems that we're heading into a crime novel. Mary Byrd Thornton is unloading the dishwasher, half-listening to NPR when she answers the phone. A detective is on the line with the news that the case...
  • 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...
  • Tribune Publishing confirms Aug. 4 spinoff date

    Tribune Publishing confirms Aug. 4 spinoff date
    Tribune Publishing will spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, the new publishing company confirmed Tuesday. Tribune Publishing has applied to have its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TPUB" and expects to begin regular...
  • Bronzeville Comedy Showcase debuts July 16

    Bronzeville Comedy Showcase debuts July 16
    Seven years ago, Bronzeville resident Brian Babylon was earning a good salary as a media director for a multimedia firm and working the stand-up open mic circuit—when he founded the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase. Hosted in the courtyard of a coffee...
  • Comcast 'embarrassed' by aggressive service call

    Comcast 'embarrassed' by aggressive service call
    NPR is reporting: Comcast has apologized for a service call that broadcast one of its customer service representatives aggressively repeating questions and avoiding a customer's request to cancel his service. The broadcast lasts about eight minutes, and...
  • I'm stressed out, but so is everyone else

    My jaw has been hurting lately. The pain is occasional and there's no physical explanation for it. Still, it arrives at the most unexpected -- and inconvenient -- times. I'm listening to the car radio when it begins its familiar tap dance. Traffic is...
  • Tribune Publishing, parent of Daily Press, confirms Aug. 4 spinoff

    Tribune Publishing, parent of Daily Press, confirms Aug. 4 spinoff
    Tribune Publishing will spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, the new publishing company confirmed Tuesday. Tribune Publishing has applied to have its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TPUB" and expects to begin regular...
  • The Biblioracle: An app-etite for distraction

    The Biblioracle: An app-etite for distraction
    Recently, my mom was moving into a new place and I was home to help sort through the final bits of our family archives, to claim what I wanted and part permanently with everything else. There were some interesting finds, including my father's...