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  • Birds flying in a V take turns in the top spot, study finds

    Birds flying in a V take turns in the top spot, study finds
    It take a flock to fly. Over grueling, dangerous flights, Northern bald ibises will take turns at the toughest job during their migration -- leading the V-shaped formation, a new study finds. The findings, described in the Proceedings of the National...
  • Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72

    Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72
    Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore....
  • Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced

    Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced
    The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgars, or more formally, the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The awards, which celebrate writing for print and screen, will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on April 29....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Americans need crash course in retirement economics

    A new study finds that most Americans know precious little about the financial aspects of retirement. The American College of Financial Services randomly surveyed people aged 60 to 75 with assets exceeding $100,000 (excluding their home) regarding...
  • English language is loaded (or fou, or blotto) with ways to say 'drunk'

    Way back when English was Old English, between AD 600 and 1100, you were either "drunken" or "fordrunken" (very drunk) after a night of carousing. Even today, "drunken" will do for describing how you may be spending New Year's Eve. But you might also be...
  • Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek

    Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek
    Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island? OK: Smaller towns outside...
  • 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,...
  • Chicago book news: Women & Children First raises $36k

    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...