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  • 51 Finalists Chosen for Student Academy Awards

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has selected 41 students from 23 U.S. colleges and universities, and 10 students from foreign universities, as finalists in its annual Student Academy Awards competition. The Student Academy Awards were...
  • Nobel-prize winning economist Gary Becker dead at 83

    Nobel-prize winning economist Gary Becker dead at 83
    Gary Becker, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago whom colleagues called one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, died over the weekend. He was 83. “Economics will miss him. The...
  • Science refreshes its view of aging

    Science refreshes its view of aging
    How do we stay healthy and mobile into our senior years? How do we stave off dementia? Exercise regularly. Stay mentally active. Nurture rich social connections. Find things you enjoy doing and people you enjoy doing them with, scientists said at 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&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Authors A-C

     - Return to other listings 2nd Story 2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
  • 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...
  • Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library

    Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan called today for the state to put up $100 million to boost efforts to land the presidential library and museum of President Barack Obama. The speaker joined fellow Democratic Chicago Rep. Monique Davis...
  • 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...
  • 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....