| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:04 PM
The truism that friends are the family you choose may be more accurate than you might suppose.
A study published on Monday found that people are apt to pick friends who are genetically similar to themselves - so much so that friends tend to be as alike...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:03 AM
A moment of distress happened unexpectedly for a young musician on Thursday and when it did, it was proof once again of the unity between the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the town where the Yale program is located.
There on the stage of the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Glen Ellyn trustees on Monday night voted unanimously to hire former Village President and Village Trustee Greg Mathews as Glen Ellyn's in-house attorney.
The move represents a departure for Glen Ellyn, which historically has used an outside law firm,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:41 PM
At the risk of inspiring offensive commentary from misogynists and fat haters, I bring you this intriguing finding about obese women from researchers at Yale University: Compared to their normal-weight peers, obese women -- but not men -- appear to have a...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:03 PM
It's been weeks since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the contraception-mandate case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, but the pace of urgent fundraising appeals has barely slackened. Several times a day, another pops up in my email inbox. Some are...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches:
Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852
What, to the...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession.
But year after year,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Nineteen years ago this month, Chicago experienced one of the worst heat waves in its history. Nearly 500 people, mostly poor and elderly residents of the city’s dense urban core, perished in sweltering temperatures and oppressive humidity.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Fouad Ajami, a Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator who helped shape American discourse on Middle Eastern affairs with lyrical portraits of the troubled region that illuminated Arab consciousness and politics, died of cancer Sunday at his home in...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:39 AM
UPDATE: Richman’s show has been pulled by Travel Channel, reports The Washington Post.
TV host Adam Richman wants to give viewers the "keys to the culinary kingdom."
Well, the keys to his culinary kingdom, which are decidedly not royal....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled.