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  • A deep sense of kinship with Virginia Woolf

    A deep sense of kinship with Virginia Woolf
    In the picture, I am probably 10 years old. I'm wearing blue jeans and a bright red sweater, and I'm perched on the stump of a redwood tree, surrounded by a forest of the same. On my lap, I hold an open book. My head is bowed, long blond hair studiously...
  • Maurice Goldhaber dies at 100; noted nuclear and particle physicist

    Maurice Goldhaber dies at 100; noted nuclear and particle physicist
    Maurice Goldhaber, one of the pioneers of modern physics whose experiments helped create the current understanding of how the world works, died May 11 at his home on Long Island, N.Y., after a short illness. He had celebrated his 100th birthday less...
  • John Oliver At Foxwoods Saturday

    John Oliver At Foxwoods Saturday
    John Oliver's career as lead correspondent on "The Daily Show," active standup performer and occasional actor in TV and movie comedies is quite different from the goals he had at prestigious University of Cambridge. "I studied English in college, which...
  • DNA, Mladic and the science of justice in the former Yugoslavia

    DNA, Mladic and the science of justice in the former Yugoslavia
    Despite his efforts to stave off his long-overdue date with justice, indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic appeared before a panel of judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague on Friday. Soon he will stand trial for...
  • Judge rules that indicted document collector can go home pending trial

    A federal judge rejected Friday a last-ditch effort by prosecutors to keep Barry H. Landau behind bars while the New York collector awaits trial on charges he pulled off one of the country's biggest theft of national memorabilia over a span of years. The...
  • Rodriguez: A cultural civics lesson

    Rodriguez: A cultural civics lesson
    Politics is making Americans dumb and mean. It's turning a generous, forward-thinking people into glib, defensive, narrow-minded bores. Pundits tell us that the answer to all this nastiness — from the disgusting comments on message boards to the...
  • Ancient lessons for modern times

    Ancient lessons for modern times
    Simon Goldhill, the author of the new book "Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy," is both a professor of Greek literature and classics at the University of Cambridge and a popular speaker on tragedy in today's world, known for his lectures for young...
  • Pregnancy: How a poor diet can affect your fetus

    Pregnancy: How a poor diet can affect your fetus
    Pregnant women who eat poorly risk leaving their children less able to properly store fats in later life, leading to a higher risk of diabetes, according to research that sheds new light on how nutrition in the womb can permanently influence adult health....
  • Who are you calling 'spinster?'

    Who are you calling 'spinster?'
    As gender-specific monikers go, "mademoiselle" never struck us as particularly offensive. French and a little twee, sure. But innocent enough. The female portion of Cesson-Sevigne disagrees. The French town of 16,000 just banned the term from official...
  • Dream home: Cottage is educated choice for former Goucher president

    Dream home: Cottage is educated choice for former Goucher president
    On the 94-acre campus of Broadmead, a retirement community, there is an immediate sense that this isomething very different from preconceived notions about senior life residences. Instead of multistory buildings tucked into the hills of Hunt Valley,...
  • The S-word

    The S-word
    We're going to go out on a limb here and guess that Rush Limbaugh hasn't spent a lot of time studying the history of women during the Victorian period, specifically 1820-1890. But his choice of the word "slut" to describe Georgetown Law student Sandra...