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  • Compass Rose is a perfect fit for Eliot's 'Murder in the Cathedral'

    Compass Rose Theater displays its innovative play selection by presenting T.S. Eliot's probing drama, "Murder in the Cathedral" as its third offering of the season. The play, written in 1935, follows Compass Rose's acclaimed November-December production...
  • This medical supercomputer isn't a pacemaker, IBM tells Congress

    WASHINGTON Watson, an artificial intelligence technology that IBM wants to sell to help doctors diagnose diseases, will largely escape the oversight of U.S. regulators if the computer giant wins a two-year Washington lobbying push. International Business...
  • Putin goes all in as Ukraine fights for funding to avert default

    Vladimir Putin is playing for keeps in Ukraine and he might bankrupt the country to get what he wants. As fighting flares anew in the 10-month-old conflict and the death toll mounts, that's the assessment of analysts in Ukraine and New York, as well as...
  • Sundance Watch: Celebs talk festival, iPhone film premieres

    The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here's what they've seen and heard: ____ CELEBRITY QUOTES ON SUNDANCE From Kevin Bacon to Ethan Hawke, stars say they can't get enough of the...
  • Sundance Quick Quote: Spike Lee discovers crowd funding with the help of his students at NYU

    "I'm a professor of film in the graduate film school NYU and my students were the ones who introduced me to crowdfunding, crowd sourcing. I had never heard of Indiegogo. I'd never heard of Kickstarter until they told me this is how they were financing...
  • Victor Zelman: In a tie or on a tractor, he worked hard

     Victor Zelman: In a tie or on a tractor, he worked hard
    Victor Zelman's retirement was prefaced with these words: "I don't want to be a rich widow in New York; you have to stop working 26 hours a day." So, at 52 years old, Victor Zelman swapped the Manhattan city skyline in favor of a rural countryside...
  • Noah Smith: Democracy is the best ingredient for economic growth

    As China and Russia have surged in power during the past 15 years, more and more people have started to wonder if democracy is really the best economic system. For example, consider Hungarian President Viktor Orban's comments last July: The global...
  • Celia Rivenbark: This college scholarship is a little too sweet for comfort

    Like many parents of high school seniors, Duh Hubby and I have been poring over financial aid forms and grappling with the FAFSA, the Big Form You Gotta Fill Out to see if your kid can get federal financial aid for college. Stop me if I'm going too fast...
  • The rise of the avocado, America's new favorite fruit

    America is in love with avocados. The country's appetite for the creamy versatile fruit (yes, avocados are fruit) has grown just about every year for the past 15 years, according to data from the Hass Avocado Board, invading kitchens and menus across...
  • Can evil automated switchboards really be improved?

     Can evil automated switchboards really be improved?
    The automated switchboard, that most satanic of corporate innovations, isn't going away even though the vast majority of consumers despise it. In fact, the technology may play an even greater role in your life by migrating to your cellphone. First,...
  • Stan Irwin, celebrity manager and Las Vegas talent booker, dies at 94

    Stan Irwin, celebrity manager and Las Vegas talent booker, dies at 94
    When Stan Irwin was a struggling young comedian in New York, someone told him he should try out his act in Las Vegas. "Where's that?" Irwin replied. No matter: He signed on for an 11-day gig at a place called Club Bingo and stayed in town for...