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  • 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&...
  • Did rainy climate aid Genghis Khan? Tree rings offer clues.

    Did rainy climate aid Genghis Khan? Tree rings offer clues.
    In the rings of ancient and gnarled trees, scientists have found evidence of a period of an unusual stretch of warmth and wetness in Mongolia between the years 1211 and 1225 — the exact time that Genghis Khan was in power. Coincidence? They...
  • Marylou Yam named Notre Dame of Maryland president

    Marylou Yam named Notre Dame of Maryland president
    Notre Dame of Maryland University announced Thursday that a New Jersey liberal arts college provost known for her research on domestic violence will be its new president. Marylou Yam, currently provost at Saint Peter's University, a Catholic liberal...
  • Harold Garde exhibits masterworks at Orlando's Jai Gallery

     Harold Garde exhibits masterworks at Orlando's Jai Gallery
    Harold Garde has a problem. "I paint too much," says the 90-year-old who splits his time between New Smyrna Beach and Belfast, Maine. "I'm too old for an active love life. I get indigestion if I eat too much. I can't drink. All that's left to do is...
  • Richard Brick Dead at 68

    Richard Brick, a producer, Directors Guild of America official and former New York City Film Commissioner died Wednesday. He was 68. Brick worked on three Woody Allen movies -- "Celebrity," "Deconstructing Harry" and "Sweet and Lowdown" -- along with...
  • Foundation taking bids for Obama library

     Foundation taking bids for Obama library
    The push to build Barack Obama's presidential library officially got underway Friday with the establishment of a foundation managed by three of his longtime supporters. Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt, a close friend of the president who served as...
  • Robert Dwight

    Robert Dwight
    Robert Lenox Dwight, a retired engineer who founded the National Electronics Museum and was active in the Assateague Coastal Trust and the Cylburn Arboretum, died of pneumonia March 22 at Baywoods of Annapolis. He was 91 and had lived on Gibson Island....
  • El Niño may return late this year, experts say

    El Niño, nature's most powerful influence on weather around the globe, has been in a lull for two years. But indications suggest that could change as early as fall. Since spring 2012, the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean has not warmed enough to create an...
  • Brandeis students nix Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali. What a pity.

    Another spring, another college commencement speaker contoversy. In 1990, students at Wellesley College objected to First Lady Barbara Bush, who they felt was not sufficiently feminist as she had dropped out of Smith College in 1944 to get married. In...
  • Locals make FHSAA Academic All-State Team

    Four area high school athletes were named to the Florida High School Athletic Association's All-Academic Team on Monday. The Benjamin School's Riley Burke, St. Thomas Aquinas' James Fraser, Sagemont's Andrea Martinez and Jupiter Christian's Lindsey...
  • Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools

    Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools
    Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows. Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...