| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
On Tuesday I guest-hosted CNBC's "Squawk Box," a program that bills itself as the show that "brings Wall Street to Main Street." As well as discussing Cyprus and a possible euro-crisis, we discussed the growing trend in corporate America of taking steps...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
| May 6, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Northwestern University junior Daniel Donohue may or may not have won $100,000 in the "Jeopardy!" College Championship. You'll have to watch the two-week tournament starting Monday to find out for sure.
Donohue was selected to compete on the show against...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:38 PM
The history of Europe is written in its people's DNA.
The Huns and the Slavs made incursions into Eastern Europe about 1,500 years ago. Migrants moved from Ireland to England in recent centuries. Populations in Italy and Spain have been comparatively...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Eight high school seniors from La Cañada Flintridge were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship last week.
The La Cañada Thursday Club lauded Matt Singelyn, Colleen Degnan, Kara Lankey, Sophia Eckerle, Liza Upton, Katharine Henry, Danielle Smith and Colby...
| May 13, 2013
Influential Christian philosopher taught at USC for 47 years
Dallas Willard, 77, an influential Christian philosopher who taught at USC for 47 years and chaired the philosophy department in the early 1980s, died Wednesday in Woodland...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:52 AM
Donald Trump seems to relish an image as a no-nonsense businessman and boss, some might even say a bully.
But the real estate mogul might have met his match in an Evanston grandmother who had humble beginnings growing up in a children's home.
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Martin Ngwa, a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, plans to go into social work after graduation — though his school doesn't offer the major.
Thanks to an unusual partnership between UMES, an historically black institution, and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Theoretical chemists are celebrating the Nobel award to a trio of scientists whose groundbreaking research took chemistry out of the test tube and onto the computer chip.
The Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to Martin Karplus of Harvard University,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Could a spring-loaded fly swatter save NFL football players and Iraq war veterans from the effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries?
Before you shrug off that question, geneticist Barry Ganetzky at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...