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  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...
  • How to avoid your own retirement crisis

    Many of today's workers will have a hard time retiring at the traditional age while maintaining their standard of living. A new book on the subject, "Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis" (Oxford University Press), offers useful insight into the...
  • South African wins Miss World beauty pageant

    A 22-year-old South African woman, Rolene Strauss, won the Miss World 2014 beauty pageant in London on Sunday, the organizers said in a statement. Hungary's Edina Kulcsalr came second and Elizabeth Safrit, representing the United States, came third....
  • Emma Watson splits with rugby beau Matthew Janney

    This is the end, indeed: Emma Watson and boyfriend Matthew Janney are no more.  The "Harry Potter" alum has split with the Oxford University rugby player, her rep confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. The two called it quits about a month ago but remain...
  • noted

    Women & Children First recently raised more than $36,000 from 322 donors on Indiegogo for store renovation that will take place during the last week of January. The monthlong drive raised $36,405 for the independent bookstore, which will hold a grand...
  • The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing

    The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing
    At a recent dinner party I brought up the subject of dictionaries, drawing a sharp and immediate response: "Dictionary?" said a friend, "Who needs a dictionary? If I need a word I just look it up on my phone." What he meant was "who needs a printed...
  • Review: Rosamund Bartlett's translation of 'Anna Karenina'

    Review: Rosamund Bartlett's translation of 'Anna Karenina'
    All good translators are alike, each meticulous translator is meticulous in her own way. In her new translation of "Anna Karenina," Rosamund Bartlett — a scholar of Russian literature and music history, translator of 19th century Russian texts,...
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • Clever crows show some 'spooky' traits

    Clever crows show some 'spooky' traits
    Crows are more clever than you might think. They use tools to get food, can plan ahead and even can remember human faces. Zoologists are always fascinated with complex behaviors shaped by evolution, such as nest building. But occasionally, they are...
  • Clever crows have a favorite side for tools, study finds

    Clever crows have a favorite side for tools, study finds
    Crows are more clever than you might think. They use tools to get food and can remember human faces. It turns out that crows also have a preference for the side on which they wield a stick tool -- somewhat like right- and left-handedness among humans....
  • Aretha Franklin, the eternal icon, is honored in New York!

    "WITHOUT MUSIC, life would be a mistake." -- Friedrich Nietzsche ON DECEMBER 12, the one and only Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin, will receive the first-ever "Icon Award" at the Billboard Women in Music Awards, happening at Cipriani Wall Street....