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  • Barbara Brenner dies at 61; breast cancer research activist

    As a neurological disease robbed Barbara Brenner of her voice, the fiercely outspoken activist still managed to be heard. She corralled technology, speaking through a text-to-voice application on her iPad and blogging about the concerns —...
  • Revisiting Ginevra King, the Lake Forest woman who inspired 'Gatsby'

    Revisiting Ginevra King, the Lake Forest woman who inspired 'Gatsby'
    Remarkable how two words, scribbled nearly a century ago about a 16-year-old Lake Forest debutante, can evoke a whole country, its hypocrisies and promises, its aspirations and crushing realities. Last week, the University of South Carolina posted...
  • Dinosaur-size debt

    Dinosaur-size debt
    For many people the defining moment in the Field Museum's recent history was the bid at a 1997 auction that made Chicago home to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue. But that choice could have far less impact on the Field's future than another...
  • Field has mulled selling artifacts

    Field has mulled selling artifacts
    When the Field Museum sold more than 30 works of 19th-century Western art for millions of dollars in 2004, it eased controversy by announcing plans to spend the proceeds on new artifacts and by holding on to four of the best paintings from the collection....
  • IUDs safe, effective for teenagers: study

    IUDs safe, effective for teenagers: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intrauterine devices are safe for teenagers, according to a new analysis of more than 90,000 women who used the long-term contraceptives. Researchers found less than 1 percent of all women developed serious complications...
  • 'Binders full of women': What's happening with the gender gap?

    So by now, Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” comment from Tuesday night’s presidential debate has long passed into meme territory. It’s been branded the new “Big Bird.” Inevitably, some are questioning the...
  • 'The Accursed' by Joyce Carol Oates: An engrossing throwback

    'The Accursed' by Joyce Carol Oates: An engrossing throwback
    In her long and famously prolific career as a novelist, Joyce Carol Oates has worked in many different modes, from the social realism of her National Book Award-winning "them" (1969) and the neo-Gothic storytelling of "Bellefleur" (1980) to the...
  • Scouting out Malibu beaches? Get 'em on the phone

    Scouting out Malibu beaches? Get 'em on the phone
    When environmental writer Jenny Price first began scouting for ways to get to Malibu's beaches, she drove up and down Pacific Coast Highway but did not spot a single sign pointing "this way to the beach." Shrubbery obscured stairway openings. "Private...
  • Bomb threats: Often hoaxes, always annoying, but sometimes real

    No bombs, so life will go on. Again. As it does. Princeton University exhaled after police determined that a vague phone threat made to multiple buildings on the campus turned out to be an apparent hoax. But before the campus could relax, the people...
  • George Zimmerman trial: 11 more prospective jurors are interviewed

    The second day of jury selection in the George Zimmerman trial in Sanford, Fla., picked up steam on Tuesday as lawyers continued to explore the attitudes and politics of those who may decide the fate of the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with...
  • U. of Md. makes Campus Pride's list of top 25 LGBT-friendly schools

    U. of Md. makes Campus Pride's list of top 25 LGBT-friendly schools
    The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday. The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was...