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  • Write Stuff: Congressman James Clyburn Giving Book Talk At Stowe Center

    Write Stuff: Congressman James Clyburn Giving Book Talk At Stowe Center
    U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn will discuss his new book, "Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black" (University of South Carolina Press, $34.95) on Sunday, Sept. 21,  at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford. U.S....
  • In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites

    In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites
    The risk of dying from a gunshot wound is twice as high for African Americans as it is for white Americans, according to a new study based on 11 years’ worth of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2000 and 2010, the...
  • 2 Chicago universities among Obama presidential library semifinalists

    2 Chicago universities among Obama presidential library semifinalists
    The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago have been selected to enter the next round of bidding to host President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum, placing sites on the city’s South and West sides in...
  • Where will Obama's presidential library be? There are four finalists

    Where will Obama's presidential library be? There are four finalists
    The Barack Obama Foundation on Monday announced four locations as potential sites for President Obama's presidential library and museum.  Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at...
  • Obama's strategy against Islamic State? Whack-a-mole

     Obama's strategy against Islamic State? Whack-a-mole
    "Comprehensive strategy.” That's the operative phrase that the Obama administration has employed in rolling out its new campaign to take on Islamic State. With its connotations of scope and gravity, the phrase resonates — not unlike “...
  • $20,000 extra for a Cal journalism master's? Sounds like a tough sell.

    $20,000 extra for a Cal journalism master's? Sounds like a tough sell.
    Edward Wasserman, the dean of UC Berkeley’s journalism program, is proposing an added student-paid fee of $10,250 per year for a master's degree in journalism, according to an email I received from him. And the predictable response has been, how...
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica editor Daphne Daume dies

     Encyclopaedia Britannica editor Daphne Daume dies
    For nearly 45 years, Daphne Daume scoured the drafts of entries to the Encyclopaedia Britannica searching for flaws. She fixed misspellings, perfected grammar and fine-tuned content until it was ready for publication. Ms. Daume, 90, a copy editor for...
  • Q&A with fashion editor Zoey Washington

    Q&A with fashion editor Zoey Washington
    When she returns to Baltimore, Zoey Washington walks the streets with relative anonymity. She'll pop into local boutiques unnoticed. This isn't the reception you would expect for a woman who founded a nationally recognized styling collective, LittleBird,...
  • Rachel DeWoskin on 'Blind'

    Rachel DeWoskin on 'Blind'
    While Rachel DeWoskin's peers dressed Barbie dolls and swam away their summers in Ann Arbor, Mich., the author spent her childhood dusting off ancient bronze bells and brushing her teeth with beer (safer than the water) on trains through China. Her...
  • James Wells, former Newberry Library expert, dies

    James Wells, former Newberry Library expert, dies
    In more than 30 years with Chicago's Newberry Library, James W. Wells gained a wide reputation as an authority on the history of printing, typography and calligraphy. "He was one of the most important rare book specialists in the U.S. from the late...
  • Frank J. Russell, artist and volunteer

    Frank J. Russell, artist and volunteer
    Frank J. Russell, the former owner of a carpet company who was a longtime Salvation Army volunteer and an accomplished portrait artist, died of pneumonia Aug. 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 79. "He was a very gifted artist, and there is...