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  • Eddie Redmayne plays it smart with Stephen Hawking role in 'The Theory of Everything'

    Before Eddie Redmayne stepped in front of the cameras to portray scientist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," he spent four months rehearsing much of the time with a dance instructor. His new film isn't some strange musical about the life of the genius. Redmayne just wanted to make the physicality of his performance as real looking as possible.
  • Obama appears to be seeking a more forceful Defense secretary

    Obama appears to be seeking a more forceful Defense secretary
    As he searches for his fourth Defense secretary in six years, President Obama appears to be looking for a more forceful, articulate military leader to navigate the tough but limited wars that are likely to consume much of his final two years in office....

    Volunteers sign up for Ebola vaccine trial at UM School of Medicine

    Volunteers sign up for Ebola vaccine trial at UM School of Medicine
    Two years ago, Khandra Sears contracted malaria for the good of science. Two weeks ago, the 33-year-old postdoctoral fellow became a test subject in research to stop another scourge: Ebola. She was injected with 100 billion particles of a chimpanzee...

    New book about El Sistema paints unflattering portrait

    When Geoffrey Baker, a music professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, traveled to Venezuela to work on a book about El Sistema, he was expecting to write a predictably upbeat account of the country's much lauded classical-music education system....

    Eddie Redmayne brilliant as Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'

    A truly great acting performance can't be judged simply on the way a person delivers dialogue. It's better to closely examine how an actor breathes life into a role without the benefit of life-saving words. That is what strips down a performance to its...