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  • James Rebhorn dies at 65; character actor on stage and screen

    He was a neurosurgeon, a shipping magnate, a pompous headmaster, an autocratic father: He was the self-inflated, often weaselly authority figure whose long, narrow, aristocratic face was as well-known in films and television as his name was obscure....
  • Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia

    Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia
    When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." But Wadewitz...
  • 'Rape list' being distributed at Columbia University

    'Rape list' being distributed at Columbia University
    A list of alleged rapists who attend Columbia University first started appearing in bathroom stalls on campus, but after it was repeatedly covered, students have resorted to printing it on fliers, according to PIX 11. The fliers list four men: one is...
  • Gary Becker dies at 83; Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences

    Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83. Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker...
  • Jessica Disu, hip-hop artist and activist

    Jessica Disu, hip-hop artist and activist
    Jessica Disu preaches peace to anyone who will listen. The 25-year-old Chicago-born hip-hop artist, who goes by FM Supreme, will spend Mother's Day with other community activists leading a march from the DuSable Museum of African American History...
  • Climate change assessment paints stark picture of potential damage

    The warming of Earth, with human consumption of fossil fuels as the main cause, will have severe consequences for every region of the United States, according to the Third National Climate Assessment released Tuesday morning by the Obama administration....
  • Climate change is already affecting all of U.S., report says

    Climate change is already affecting all of U.S., report says
    Climate change is already being felt in every region of the United States, resulting in hotter summers, shorter winters, extreme precipitation, even worsening allergies that will change the way Americans live, according to a government report released...
  • Elizabeth Blackwell on 'While Beauty Slept'

    Elizabeth Blackwell on 'While Beauty Slept'
    Like the heroine in her new novel, Elizabeth Blackwell is not the sort of person about whom stories are told. A veteran freelance writer, she is usually the one telling the stories. But this may be about to change with the publication of her third and...
  • Write-in candidate joins crowded race to succeed Henry Waxman

    A 27-year-old doctoral student plans to run as a write-in candidate in the crowded field to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills). Theo Milonopoulos planned to announce his candidacy at the Museum of Tolerance at 2 p.m. Tuesday....
  • Review: 'The Story of the Jews' by Simon Schama

    Review: 'The Story of the Jews' by Simon Schama
    The story of the Jews, involving so many grim waves of persecution, expulsion and mass murder, is not for the faint of heart. Neither is Simon Schama's account of both Jewish creativity and travails during antiquity and the Middle Ages. Schama's "The...
  • Interview: Winnetka's Katie Chang settling into school, acting life

    Interview: Winnetka's Katie Chang settling into school, acting life
    When it came time to arrange her housing situation at Columbia University in New York, Katie Chang — who co-starred with Emma Watson in 2013’s “The Bling Ring” and co-starred with Sir Ben Kingsley in the upcoming “A Birder&...