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  • Eddie Redmayne expands more than his mind to become Stephen Hawking

    Eddie Redmayne expands more than his mind to become Stephen Hawking
    Any attempt to play a real person onscreen comes with its challenges. To become legendary physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” however, Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”) had to do something like five...
  • A brief history of the making of 'Everything'

     A brief history of the making of 'Everything'
    In 1988, along with 10 million others, I spent several days trying to decipher, decode and demystify "A Brief History of Time" by professor Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned physicist. Failed. Reading is not the same thing as understanding, and...
  • More members of Wolf transition team

    The line-up for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's transition team is growing. Straight from the news release, here's the members of Team wolf's steering committee that will review government agencies Neal Bisno Bisno is President of SEIU Healthcare...
  • Stephen Hawking hails 'life changing' speech upgrade

    Stephen Hawking hails 'life changing' speech upgrade
    Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking can communicate with the world faster and easier thanks to new technology from Intel and SwiftKey which replaces the decades-old platform that made his computerized voice recognizable around the world. Hawking, the...
  • Simon Newman named Mount St. Mary's president

    Simon Newman named Mount St. Mary's president
    Mount St. Mary's University, the second-oldest Catholic university in America, has turned to a Los Angeles private equity and strategic planning businessman to be its next president. The university announced Monday that Simon Newman, 51, will succeed...
  • Christopher Hogwood dies at 73; conductor gave new life to early music

    Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73. Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that...
  • Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another

    Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another
    Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing. It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...
  • Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state

    Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state
    Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state. Scott took office in the...
  • John Grisham, Kesha cases underscore a toxic world for females

    John Grisham, Kesha cases underscore a toxic world for females
    "It was stupid, but it wasn't 10-year-old boys." John Grisham's ire is up because a law school buddy of his got caught up in a Canadian child porn sting. "His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website," the 59-year-old best-selling...
  • England: Museum tour explores the air war against Germany

    England: Museum tour explores the air war against Germany
    The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is presenting a new tour of wartime England led by Donald L. Miller, author of “Masters of Air,” about the U.S. Eighth Air Force that engaged in some of the riskiest fighting against Nazi Germany....
  • Light bulb moment: Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize

    Light bulb moment: Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize
    An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, leading to the creation of modern LED light bulbs. Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of...