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  • Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks

     Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks
    Maybe it's time to erect temporary, "proceed with caution" signs at the entrances to Chicago's Jackson and Washington parks. The signs would be directed not at drivers, but at President Barack and Michelle Obama, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Barack Obama...
  • 'I don't want women to make breakfast for their rapists'

    Want to score an invite to the State of the Union address? One way to do so, it turns out, is to turn a rape accusation into a contemporary art project. Imagine the following scenario: You're a college student, and you believe you have been raped by a...
  • 'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis

    'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis
    Engineers have taken an ordinary smartphone and made it a whole lot smarter. They created a compact, handheld device that plugs into an iPhone and turns it into a mobile laboratory that can diagnose HIV and syphilis in just 15 minutes. The...
  • Consumer Reports: How, Where To Shop For Eyeglasses

    The cost of a new pair of glasses may leave you seeing double. Fancy frames, special lenses and protective coatings can add $500 or more, even with insurance. You can get cheaper pairs online or in discount stores, but can you trust them to correct your...
  • Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad

    Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad
    He's getting sappy on college campuses, wringing his hands about his tuition savings plan and waxing nostalgic about his own years as an undergraduate. President Obama is hurtling toward a deadline that looms over him much like the end of his time in...
  • Review: 'It's the Pictures That Got Small' edited by Anthony Slide

     Review: 'It's the Pictures That Got Small' edited by Anthony Slide
    In what we like to think of romantically as the Golden Age of Hollywood, films were corporate commodities manufactured by committee, much as an automobile is put together on an assembly line. There were exceptions, but even in the work of some of the most...
  • Do conservatives die sooner than liberals? New study weighs in

    Do conservatives die sooner than liberals? New study weighs in
    If you're dead serious about politics, consider this: A new paper finds that people with conservative ideologies were more likely to die in the study period than their liberal peers. The findings, published by the Journal of Epidemiology & Community...
  • Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87

    Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87
    Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose intimate portraits of blue-collar life were grounded in personal experience and political conscience, died Saturday. Levine was 87. Levine, the country's poet laureate in 2011-2012, died at his home...
  • Book Events: B.J. Novak At Twain House; 'Still Alice' Discussion

    Book Events: B.J. Novak At Twain House; 'Still Alice' Discussion
    Mark Twain's international travels and what they taught him will be explored in the spring series of free talks and readings called "The Trouble Begins at 5:30" at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. The events complement the...
  • James Franco will bring lesser-known John Steinbeck book to screen

    James Franco will bring lesser-known John Steinbeck book to screen
    Actor and author James Franco, who is rapidly becoming the Energizer Bunny of cinema, has announced the main cast for yet another film: an adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1936 novel "In Dubious Battle." According to the Hollywood Reporter, shooting on...
  • Next meeting set on park transfer for Obama library

    Next meeting set on park transfer for Obama library
    The city has set a public hearing before the Plan Commission on a proposal backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to use parkland for a Barack Obama presidential library. The commission will meet at 10 a.m. March 9 on the plan to transfer at least 20 acres in...