| 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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Is Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art all-in when it comes to its own independence?
The question arises from a recent comment by museum director Jeffrey Deitch in the New York Post.
MOCA this week announced the launch of "MOCA Independence,...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Joy Ladin has carved out a unique niche for herself. "I specialize in being an anomaly," Ladin said. "I'm the Wandering Trans-Jew."
Ladin once was Jay Ladin, a husband and father who was miserable in his own skin. Ladin has since left that life behind...
| Apr 1, 2013
In 1972, Jim Reynolds was less than two months shy of graduating from Chicago Vocational High School, with plans of becoming a television repairman.
Raised in Englewood on the city's South Side, he had been studying the trade for two years when his...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:41 AM
A recently published study led by U.S. government climate researchers predicts warming global temperatures will mean more moisture in the air, and thus heavier precipitation extremes.
The research, reported in the peer-reviewed academic journal...
| 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,...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Andy Geiger knows all about the benefits of leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten.
In the spring of 1994, Geiger resigned as the athletic director in College Park to take the same job at Ohio State, going from a program that was in...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Few would argue that the University of Maryland's decision earlier this week to join the Big Ten isn't about the money — $24 million a year in television revenue.
But university officials are helping to sell the deal with what they argue is a...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The device looks comically simple, almost like a toy: Royal blue handles curve into a bright white clamp, part pliers, part hole punch.
But FastStitch, a new surgical tool designed by a team of Hopkins students and graduates, has serious ambitions...
| Nov 4, 2012
When Dale Chihuly signed up for his first class at the University of Wisconsin's fledgling studio glass program in 1966, most of the very few people who cared about the medium looked to Europe.
No one knew then how the popularity of American glass would...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Middle-class families continued to suffer in the aftermath of the Great Recession, and the poverty rate fell slightly, according to U.S. Census Bureaudata released Wednesday.
Median household income fell to $50,054 in 2011, down 1.5 percent from a year...