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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • In India, upstart Aam Aadmi Party is shaking up traditional politics

    KURUKSHETRA, India — Sakit Poswal, an engineering graduate and aspiring actor, never gave much thought to politics until last fall, when a new party burst into the spotlight promising total transparency and handing out white caps stamped with the...
  • Football helmet design can alter concussion rate, study finds

    Super Bowl viewers might want to keep an eye on the helmets crashing together in Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. A new study says that the lids worn by opposing quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, not to...
  • A Rare Congressional Race Worth Watching

    "There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stage coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place." — Washington Irving Rep. Chris Gibson...
  • Faces of the shutdown

    Faces of the shutdown
    Mothers trying to feed infants, veterans awaiting disability claims, scientists midway through medical research projects -- these are among the people and the work that have been harmed by the government shutdown. In a research lab in east Baltimore,...
  • Briefs: CdM's Wyatt commits to Brown

    Corona del Mar High senior Jake Wyatt has committed to play water polo at Brown University, he announced in an email Wednesday. Wyatt was a third team All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 performer for CdM in 2012. He also earned Newport-Mesa Dream...
  • Donnetta Lavinia Grays Cast in "Intimate Apparel" Reading

    Donnetta Lavinia Grays Cast in "Intimate Apparel" Reading
    Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Geneva Carr, Lynda Gravátt, Billy Eugene Jones, Paul Anthony Stewart and Susan Kelechi Watson are cast in Westport Country Playhouse’s next Script in Hand playreading: “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage, set for...
  • PASSINGS: Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner, Lloyd Phillips, Donald F. Hornig

    Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner Lead singer and guitarist for Ohio Players Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, 69, lead singer and guitarist for the Ohio Players, a band that fused rock, soul and funk for a string of R&B hits in the 1970s, died Saturday in a Dayton...
  • Unintended pregnancies higher in military

    Just over 10 percent of women in the military said in 2008 that they'd had an unintended pregnancy in the previous year — a figure significantly higher than rates in the general public, according to a U.S. study. The findings, which appeared this...
  • 'The Electric Mind' brings complex world of brain impulse research to life

    'The Electric Mind' brings complex world of brain impulse research to life
    The idea of impulses in a human brain controlling objects outside the body sounds like science fiction. To people who've lost a limb or become paralyzed, it sounds like a miracle. "The Electric Mind" by Jessica Benko dives into the complex world of...