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  • Civil Rights photo exhibit in Fort Lauderdale

    Civil Rights photo exhibit in Fort Lauderdale
    Photographer Bob Adelman was a Zelig-like observer of people and events that helped define 20th century pop culture in America. He was a New York art-scene insider who was close friends with Roy Lichtenstein and ran with the Warhol crowd. He exchanged...
  • The last best witness

    The last best witness
    One of the most powerful images in "The Movement," the NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale photography exhibition about the Civil Rights Era, shows a group of demonstrators being assaulted with fire hoses at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Ala., on May 3,...
  • Video games may help fend off senior moments

    Source: Columbia University Medical Center http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com At age 70, Allan S. is not a gamer, but when his time comes to play Space Fortress for a Columbia study on the aging brain, he eagerly takes his seat in front of a computer...
  • U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad

     U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad
    When the makers of the da Vinci surgical robot asked University of Illinois doctors to appear in a national advertising campaign, their Chicago hospital saw an opportunity to promote its expertise with the device. But the plan backfired. Instead of...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year. In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
  • Review: The Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' doesn't miss a beat

    As much as any directors working today, the brothers Coen, Ethan and Joel, are unmistakable auteurs, filmmakers who place their own distinctive stamp on everything they do. But while the bleak, funny, exquisitely made "Inside Llewyn Davis" echoes...
  • Regulators OK Volcker rule, curbing big banks' high-risk trades

    WASHINGTON — Government regulators approved a sweeping new set of rules for the nation's biggest banks that ban them from the kind of ultra-high-risk trading that nearly collapsed the world's financial system. Despite a fierce lobbying effort to...
  • Dear Internet: Lorde is dating an Asian guy -- get over it

    Over the last week, New Zealand singer Lorde has been the subject of racist cyber-bullying on Twitter after a photo of the 17-year-old singer and her boyfriend, James Lowe, was posted to social media. Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator Instagrammed a...
  • Loan hacks

    Loan hacks
    When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread. "I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly." Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...
  • JHU plan to pay graduate students more but trim their numbers is under fire

    JHU plan to pay graduate students more but trim their numbers is under fire
    Johns Hopkins graduate students and professors are calling for a moratorium on the university's plan to increase stipends for graduate students in the arts and humanities while shrinking their numbers, saying it could stymie research and the free flow...