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  • What college kids don't want to hear

    Last week, former UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau joined a growing group of prominent public figures who have declined invitations to speak at college commencement ceremonies because of protests. Birgeneau — and the students who might...
  • Students rally for kidnapped school girls

    Students rally for kidnapped school girls
    Dozens of students from mostly all-girls schools throughout the area poured onto War Memorial Plaza in front of Baltimore City Hall on Friday afternoon, pumping signs in the air and chanting "bring back our girls." They were there to add their voices...
  • Why colleges fail at investigating and punishing sex crimes

    When my mom entered the University of Oregon in the late 1950s, a "housemother" made nightly doorjamb patrols after the 11 p.m. lights-out. Dorms were strictly segregated by gender, and opportunities for drinking alcohol and having sex were minimal...
  • Moving beyond the Charles Bukowski American lowlife cliche

    When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 years ago, the obituaries in the next day's papers typically began with some iteration of Time magazine's stock description of the writer as the "laureate of American lowlife." In the decades since, the drinking,...
  • Ira Glass: This American Live

    Ira Glass: This American Live
    The difference between Ira Glass' NPR broadcast "This American Life" and his one-man stage show, "Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass," is the presence of a live audience, an intimate setting and an iPad. That's about it. The wry, quizzical...
  • Baltimore-born poet Afaa Michael Weaver wins $100,000 prize

    Baltimore-born poet Afaa Michael Weaver wins $100,000 prize
    Afaa Michael Weaver, a Baltimore native who spent 15 years as a factory worker, has won one the country's most lucrative poetry prizes. Weaver, a professor at Simmons College in Boston, received the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his most...
  • Brent Lang Joins Variety as New York-Based Senior Film and Media Reporter

    Entertainment journalist Brent Lang has joined Variety as a Senior Film and Media Reporter in New York. He will cover all aspects of the movie business as well as other media, breaking news stories and writing features for Variety.com and the weekly...
  • Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline

    Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline
    Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had...
  • Katherine Hagedorn dies at 52; Pomona professor was Santeria priestess

    Katherine Hagedorn was not your stereotypical priestess in the Cuba-based Santeria religion, known for its complex, ecstatic drumming that adherents believe can call forth deities. She grew up in New Jersey, was white, had a doctorate in music and was a...
  • Review: 'Capital Culture' by Neil Harris

    When J. Carter Brown joined the National Gallery of Art in 1961, he was six years older than the museum itself. Just eight years later, at age 34, he would be appointed its director. His accession may strike readers as meteoric, but after reading Neil...
  • Breast-feeding could help reduce childhood stuttering, study finds

    Breast-feeding could help reduce childhood stuttering, study finds
    Breast-feeding, already known for supplying babies with healthy nutrients and disease-fighting antibodies, may also help guard against persistent stuttering, a University of Illinois study has found. Boys who were breast-fed for more than a year had...