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  • Helena E. Wright, city principal

    Helena E. Wright, city principal
    Helena E. Sawyer Roberts Wright, a retired city elementary school teacher and principal who was an active member of Heritage United Church of Christ, died Aug. 18 at her Lochearn home of complications from heart disease. She was 93. "She was a pillar of...
  • Starz new reality competition let the viewers choose the director

    LOS ANGELES In the new Starz reality competition "The Chair," two young filmmakers Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci are given a challenge: Make a feature-length film shot in Pittsburgh, using the same script and a budget of just under $1 million. A 10-...
  • Screenwriter Walter Bernstein at 95: Still Front and Center

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau. "He was living out at Walden Pond and a friend came to tell him that Samuel Morse had...
  • The right wing steps up its attack on the teaching of U.S. history

    The right wing steps up its attack on the teaching of U.S. history
    It appears that the right's effort to suck the teaching of advanced U.S. history into the culture wars won't be going away soon. Last week, we reported on the conservatives' attack on the instructional "framework" for advanced placement U.S. history...
  • Tricking memory in lab animals stokes hope for PTSD

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The frailty of remembrance might have an upside: When a memory is recalled, two research teams reported on Wednesday, it can be erased or rewired so that a painful recollection is physically linked in the brain to joy and a once-happy...
  • Donald Sweeney, Father of Anne Sweeney, Dies at 88

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Donald E. Sweeney, an educator who achieved breakthroughs in the integration of intellectually challenged children into the Kingston, New York, school system, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 88. Sweeney was the father of...
  • Dowdle brothers overcome challenges to shoot film, 'As Above/So Below'

    Dowdle brothers overcome challenges to shoot film, 'As Above/So Below'
    If you had to guess which movie director was recently the first to be granted access to the nonpublic areas of the catacombs six stories beneath the streets of Paris, you might say, Luc Besson, Leos Carax or another of France's most prominent names....
  • Does Antarctic sea ice growth negate climate change? Scientists say no

    In the blue half-light of the Antarctic autumn, a thin film spreads across the continent's coastal waters. It's an embryonic form of sea ice: a mush of microscopic crystals that floats on the dense, salty water of the Southern Ocean. As winter takes...
  • Share rides, split costs with strangers on Uber, Lyft and Bandwagon

    Share rides, split costs with strangers on Uber, Lyft and Bandwagon
    Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft earlier in August rolled out app features that match up people going to the same destinations who want to split the cost of a ride. Now Bandwagon has joined with taxi-hailing app Hailo to do the same for cabs and...
  • There's no such thing as a gentle execution [Commentary]

    There's no such thing as a gentle execution [Commentary]
    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated to reflect the correct title of Austin Sarat's new book.  Did Joseph Wood suffer when he was executed in Arizona this summer? Some witnesses reported that Wood gasped over 600 times during his July 23...
  • Hotels to collect record $2.25 billion in guest fees

    Hotels to collect record $2.25 billion in guest fees
    Internet connection fees, bag checking charges and reservation cancellation costs. Most Americans have grown accustomed to nickel-and-dime charges from the airline industry. But hotels and resorts are also taking a bite out of their guests’...