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  • Criticism of St. Mary's College seminars is unfair, uninformed

    Criticism of St. Mary's College seminars is unfair, uninformed
    Regarding Anne D. Neal's commentary on St. Mary's College of Maryland, how sad it was to read such an uneducated piece published by a usually trustworthy source ("Campus cautionary tale," May 30). The article was a perfect example of manipulation of...
  • Free speech still under siege in the Ivy League

    On April 15, 1974, William Shockley, the Nobel laureate who believed that blacks were less intelligent than whites, was supposed to debate William Rusher, the publisher of the National Review, at Yale University on the topic: “Resolved: That society...
  • Daily Pilot Softball Dream Team: Sailors used Marshall plan

    Daily Pilot Softball Dream Team: Sailors used Marshall plan
    Hattie Marshall did not want the sun to set on her Newport Harbor High softball career before picking up her first Sunset League win. The numbers were staggeringly against Marshall, a senior pitcher and co-captain, and the Sailors coming into the 2013...
  • PASSINGS: Toshi Seeger, Zelma Stennis, David H. Solomon, John D. Wilson

    PASSINGS: Toshi Seeger, Zelma Stennis, David H. Solomon, John D. Wilson
    Toshi Seeger Partner in activism with husband Pete Seeger Toshi Seeger, 91, folk singer Pete Seeger's wife of 70 years and a close partner in his social and environmental activism, died Tuesday at the couple's home in Beacon in New York's Hudson...
  • 'The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P' chronicles the life of a serial dater

    'The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P' chronicles the life of a serial dater
    With courage and determination and more than a little bit of moxie, Adelle Waldman set out to crack the code. For her debut novel, a modern-day comedy of manners called "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P," the Baltimore-raised author decided to explore...
  • Big MOCA donor Steven Cohen faces off with feds over hedge fund

    Federal authorities are trying to topple Steven A. Cohen from his heights as one of the world’s top hedge fund managers by stripping him of the right to invest other people’s money. Could fighting the non-criminal proceeding that the...
  • Did snow fall on Mars? Melt water may have carved slopes: study

    Did snow fall on Mars? Melt water may have carved slopes: study
    Could it have snowed on Mars? Valley networks carved into slopes on the Red Planet may hint of snowmelt that ran down the sides of crater rims and tall mountain ridges, according to a study released by the journal Geophysical Research Letters. So-called...
  • 'Falling Into the Fire' a piercing portrait of psychiatry

    'Falling Into the Fire' a piercing portrait of psychiatry
    Lauren swallows scissors, light bulbs, batteries, bedsprings, knives. Eddie pinches pennies for plastic surgeries he can't afford and rubs his face raw with sandpaper trying to fix disfiguring acne scars that no one else sees. Colin feels love emanating...
  • Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity

     Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity
    It's hard to imagine Alicia Gonzalez doing anything in slow motion. "I do enjoy yoga, believe it or not," says Gonzalez, executive director of Chicago Run, a nonprofit organization that works with Chicago public schools to help fight childhood obesity...
  • Rockapella to present two family shows in Sellersville

     
    Experience vocal music — from vintage Mills Brothers through jazz and rock to current hip-hop — with Rockapella on Saturday at the Sellersville Theater. The group, whose name combines rock and a cappella, is made up of five singers who perform...
  • Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer

    Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer
    WASHINGTON — Watergate felon and prison reformer Charles W. Colson, who died Saturday at age 80 in northern Virginia, was two people. He was Richard Nixon's "hatchet man," the president's "evil genius," who by his own admission was "ruthless in...