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  • Girls basketball | Hinsdale Central guard commits to Princeton

    Girls basketball | Hinsdale Central guard commits to Princeton
    Hinsdale Central High School senior guard Gabrielle Rush had no doubt on the region of the country where she would play college basketball. Rush wanted to follow in the footsteps of her older brother and sister and attend an Ivy League school on the...
  • Exotic pets can be cute, but are they practical?

    This is a pygmy hedgehog at its most saintly: floating in a bathroom sink on its back, eyes closed, curled up like a coconut shell, its human companion giving it a gentle push like you would a toy boat. This is a pygmy hedgehog at its most devilish:...
  • Program aims to attract black males into teaching

    PITTSBURGH A doctoral candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania recently stood in front of high school students from the Homewood Children's Village and asked how many planned to go to college. All hands shot up, but when he asked how many planned...
  • Feather's 'idiosyncratic machines' garner Sondheim prize

    Feather's 'idiosyncratic machines' garner Sondheim prize
    Four instruments fashioned from magnets and turntables and thick metal springs are conversing in a gallery of the Walters Art Museum. They pop and hum, plink like the teeth of a comb. One calls to mind an amplified heartbeat. Another sounds like someone...
  • Television becomes recapper's delight

    Television becomes recapper's delight
    Entertainment Weekly's home page trumpets its main coverage subjects directly beneath its logo: TV, TV Recaps, Movies, Music, Books, Video. The addition of TV Recaps came in late April, and its presence — independent of TV and ahead of Movies...
  • Allen's football program is winning in at least one way — sending players on to college

    Certainly victories are nice, and they're one way to measure the success of a high school sports program. But sending kids on to college is another gauge, and using that barometer, Allen High School did quite well in the just-completed 2014-15 school...
  • Stanley Marsh 3 dies at 76; Texas philanthropist created Cadillac Ranch

    Stanley Marsh 3 dies at 76; Texas philanthropist created Cadillac Ranch
    Flamboyant oil-and-gas heir Stanley Marsh 3, who was celebrated for commissioning the famed Cadillac Ranch art installation in Amarillo, Texas, but whose life story turned dark when he was charged with sexually molesting teenage boys, died Tuesday. He was...
  • Veteran Publicist Fritz Friedman to Exit Sony Pictures After 34 Years

    Veteran publicist Fritz Friedman is leaving Sony Pictures at the end of summer, the studio confirmed Monday, after more than 34 years of leading publicity efforts for home entertainment and, more recently, acquisitions. Friedman will focus on other...
  • Insomnia Cookies coming to Charles Village

    Insomnia Cookies coming to Charles Village
    A late-night cookie store will open in Charles Village in late July. The store will be open every day until 3 a.m. Insomnia Cookies, a Bryn Mawr, Penn.-based bakery and dessert cafe that delivers warm cookies to the customer's door until the wee hours...
  • Spending: the lowdown on free e-courses

    Open online classes can broaden your knowledge, but don't pin your career hopes on them yet. 1. MOOCs are huge. Massive open online courses (or MOOCs) are college-level courses available to anyone. Lectures and course materials are accessed online, and...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...