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  • 'Gone Girl': Rosamund Pike on the Role of a Lifetime

    Like the lead character she portrays in the widely anticipated movie version of "Gone Girl," Rosamund Pike fell off nearly everyone's radar. At the tender age of 21, the British actress was cast as the sultry Miranda Frost, a sword-wielding vixen in...
  • Walter Anderson's 'Almost Home' is totally great!

    "SOMEONE -- was it Van Gogh? -- said that orange is the color of insanity. Beauty is terror. We want to be devoured by it, to hide ourselves in that fire which refines us." This is from author Donna Tartt. She has her young "incorrigibles" using this...
  • Phoning 'home': what your mobile may be giving away

    Phoning 'home': what your mobile may be giving away
    When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government. The affair has also drawn attention to...
  • Damage control when your kid brings home a D

    Damage control when your kid brings home a D
    Your middle-schooler just got her first D. What’s an appropriate response? Parent advice Try not to overreact and then try to find out the reason by calmly discussing it. If the reason is vague, request a conference with the teacher as soon as...
  • 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

    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...
  • A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history

     A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history
    Alot of people apparently thought it was a good idea. Five teachers in the Rialto Unified School District developed the program, which was intended to improve the critical thinking skills of eighth-graders. And administrators signed off on it. The...
  • Schmoke to be commencement speaker at Anne Arundel Community College

    Schmoke to be commencement speaker at Anne Arundel Community College
    Kurt L. Schmoke, the former mayor of Baltimore who will take over the presidency of University of Baltimore in July, will address graduates and their families at Anne Arundel Community College’s 52nd Commencement at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22. Schmoke...
  • PASSINGS: Jack Brabham, Radu Florescu

    PASSINGS: Jack Brabham, Radu Florescu
    Jack Brabham, 88, the three-time Formula One champion who famously pushed his car to the finish line to claim his first season title, died Monday at his home on Australia's Gold Coast. His family announced his death but did not state the cause. The...
  • 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...