| Jul 27, 2012
Dennis Avery, who used his share of a family fortune to fund philanthropic ventures around the world and to commission artistic replicas of prehistoric creatures for a quirky sculpture garden in the desert of Borrego Springs, has died. He was 71.
| Apr 15, 2012
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...
| Jan 17, 2012
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....
| Jan 18, 2012
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...
| Feb 29, 2012
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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,...
| Mar 7, 2012
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...
| Jan 2, 2013
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As grand marshal of the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade, British primatologist Jane Goodall got the grandest possible tour of Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day.
Best known for her decades-long studies of chimpanzee behavior in the wilds of...
| Jan 21, 2013
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Michael Winner, a British film director who specialized in thrillers and action movies, including three "Death Wish" movies, died Monday. He was 77.
A bon vivant who became a restaurant critic after his film career wound down, Winner died at his...
| Oct 5, 2012
Once again, the California Institute of Technology is ranked the best in the world. The Pasadena institution retained its ranking as the world’s best research university in the 2012-13 World University Rankings released this week by the Times Higher...
| Feb 7, 2011
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens names Steve Hindle as its new director of research....
| Mar 2, 2011
Charles E. Hill, New Testament professor at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando, has received the prestigious Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology, funded by the Luce Foundation and administered by the Association of Theological Schools. Hill is the...