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  • Is 'End of Men' an overstatement?

    Is 'End of Men' an overstatement?
    For all the bluster of her book's title, "The End of Men: And the Rise of Women," Hanna Rosin is surprisingly ambivalent about whether men are, in fact, doomed. Women are quicker to adapt to the economy's new demands, Rosin says, pursuing higher...
  • 'Good bacteria' during pregnancy may ward off eczema: study

    'Good bacteria' during pregnancy may ward off eczema: study
    (Reuters) - Babies were less likely to get the itchy skin rash eczema when their mothers took probiotics during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, according to a study from Finland. Researchers said it's possible that probiotics - which are thought to...
  • MOCA's Deitch to New York Post: LACMA takeover still an option

    MOCA's Deitch to New York Post: LACMA takeover still an option
    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,...
  • Film 'Melting Away' Has Special Significance To Jewish Transgendered Woman

    Film 'Melting Away' Has Special Significance To Jewish Transgendered Woman
    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...
  • Straddling the worlds of high finance and community activism

    Straddling the worlds of high finance and community activism
    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...
  • U.S. climate researchers predict heavier rains, snows as globe warms

    U.S. climate researchers predict heavier rains, snows as globe warms
    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...
  • Authors R-Z

    Nathan Rabin 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,...
  • With FastStitch, Hopkins students see 'future of suture'

    With FastStitch, Hopkins students see 'future of suture'
    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...
  • Rewriting the rules of glass

     Rewriting the rules of glass
    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...
  • Half of women may have sleep apnea: study

    Half of women may have sleep apnea: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fully half of the 400 women given overnight sleep tests in a new Swedish study turned out to have mild-to-severe sleep apnea. In the random population sample of adult women who answered a questionnaire and were monitored while...
  • Median income falls, but so does poverty

    Median income falls, but so does poverty
    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...