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  • Language isn't determinist

    George Orwell appears to have gotten half the future right in 1984.  The world of Big Brother aptly foretells the surveillance state that is watching all of us today. But Orwell's fears about Newspeak, that a totalitarian society could limit human...
  • Among European voters, 28 varieties of unhappy

    On the day the Bastille was stormed in 1789, King Louis XVI wrote in his diary, "Rien." Few European leaders will have typed "nothing" into their iPads after the European Parliament elections over the weekend, but there is a real danger that, in...
  • Honorary Degrees Are A Dubious Bit Of Pomp

    Another college commencement season has come and gone. In retrospect, these are really odd affairs. The academic regalia is medieval. The solemn processions and homilies are liturgical. The speeches are futuristic, each being a verbal launching pad for...
  • Worldwide, 2.1 billion people are overweight or obese, study says

    The world isn’t getting smaller, it’s getting fatter, according to a comprehensive report published Thursday in The Lancet. Whether you’re looking at men or women, children or adults, citizens of rich countries or poor ones, people...
  • Baltimore writer Matthew Olshan publishes first adult novel

    Baltimore writer Matthew Olshan publishes first adult novel
    It's possible that Matthew Olshan didn't fully become a writer until the day that his future boss ordered him to dig a ditch. On that day in the late 1980s, the boss, a carpenter, eyed the short kid with the soft hands. He saw a young man with no...
  • George Clooney dating Amal Alamuddin? Vacation pics make a case

    George Clooney dating Amal Alamuddin? Vacation pics make a case
    Things appear to be heating up between George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. "The Monuments Men" actor-director and the British lawyer were spotted together on a four-day safari in Tanzania and photos of the pair have been obtained by People and Us...
  • Ted Hughes' estate suddenly withdraws support of bio-in-progress

    Scholar Jonathan Bate has been at work on his biography of British poet Ted Hughes for four years. He was surprised to recently learn that the Hughes estate had withdrawn its support of the book. Hughes was British poet laureate from 1984 until his...
  • Art world veteran lands a major role in film academy's coming museum

     Art world veteran lands a major role in film academy's coming museum
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has plucked an established figure from the art museum world who has extensive knowledge of cinema to lead its highly anticipated $300-million movie museum. Kerry Brougher, a veteran art curator who...
  • Scarlett Johansson on Paris style, 'Captain America,' in Glamour

    Scarlett Johansson on Paris style, 'Captain America,' in Glamour
    Scarlett Johansson, currently starring in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," is on the cover of Glamour's May issue. Inside she talks about hand-to-hand combat in "Captain America." But more to the point, she reveals what she likes about fashion in...
  • Obama names Sylvia Burwell to take over healthcare law implementation

    WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and competent" to run the next phase of his...
  • Obama names budget chief as new health secretary

    By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and as...