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  • Rick Perry Twitter account touts D.A. as 'most drunk Democrat in Texas'

    Rick Perry Twitter account touts D.A. as 'most drunk Democrat in Texas'
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry deleted a post from his Twitter account Sunday that highlighted the drunken driving arrest of Travis County Dist. Atty. Rosemary Lehmberg, who figures in the saga leading to the governor's recent indictment by a Travis County grand...
  • Professor's Eclectic Mix: Food, Art, History, Science

    Robert M. Palter was an intellectual, a philosopher by training, but his interests were broad and included contemporary art, German poetry and the history of science. His last major publication combined many of his passions: It involved food, poetry, art,...
  • Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail

    Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail
    For two days, a federal judge listened to inmates testify about allegedly rampant abuse at the Cook County Jail — from gang fights among prisoners to guards with hair-trigger tempers who use violence to instill fear and control. Then last week the...
  • FSU uses drop in polls as motivation

    FSU uses drop in polls as motivation
    You might not have been able to see it even under the bright lights at Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday night, but it was there. Some Florida State players could see it clearly in the reflection in the iconic gold helmets of the Notre Dame players they...
  • Schools add yoga to help students unwind

    Schools add yoga to help students unwind
    Outside the dance studio at Edgewater High School, tests and homework await. Inside, all is calm. Twenty teenagers sit with eyes closed and legs crossed on yoga mats. "Nice tall spines, girls and boys. Clear your mind. Focus on your breath," teacher...
  • John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'

    John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'
    Thirty-one years after his death and 70 years after his first Broadway hit, "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams remains something of a mystery. Although his major plays — "Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The...
  • In memo, Roger Goodell outlines actions taken against domestic violence, sexual assault

    In memo, Roger Goodell outlines actions taken against domestic violence, sexual assault
    In a memo sent Thursday night from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to all NFL chief executives and team presidents, the league's top executive outlined efforts taken against domestic violence and sexual assault. The memo includes notes on Goodell and...
  • Abu Dhabi: YouTube Comic Puts on a Good 'Show'

    After graduating from the U. of Texas at Austin, Fahad Albutairi in 2010 launched his "La Yekthar Show," which loosely translates as "Zip it," on YouTube. It has since evolved from ad-libbed monologues to scripted episodes that now score an average of...
  • Texas candidate shows tea party's strength in the state

    Texas candidate shows tea party's strength in the state
    Dan Patrick is a political dirt-digger's dream, a candidate with a history of incendiary comments, a bankruptcy and two hospitalizations for mental health issues, one after an attempted suicide. He is also poised to become lieutenant governor of Texas...
  • For 'Airline Highway,' Lisa D'Amour knows New Orleans

    For 'Airline Highway,' Lisa D'Amour knows New Orleans
    When Lisa D'Amour wrote "Detroit" — a play that premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2010 and went on to New York and London's National Theatre and became a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize — it seemed like she knew the Motor City...
  • Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78. Tombrello collapsed...