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  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Cricket Radio Tuning In the Night-Singing Insects John Himmelman Belknap/Harvard University Press: 260 pp., $22.95 "The game is to listen," Rachel Carson wrote in 1956 of the night-singing insects. "Not so much to the full orchestra, as to the...
  • Chasing Down The Muse: 41 years later we're still in trouble

    "There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." —Marshall McLuhan "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." —Margaret Mead April 22...
  • Book review: 'The View from Lazy Point' by Carl Safina

    Book review: 'The View from Lazy Point' by Carl Safina
    The View from Lazy Point A Natural Year in an Unnatural World Carl Safina Henry Holt: 416 pp., $30 "The View from Lazy Point" is a naturalist's notebook, a record of a year at Carl Safina's home on the Sound side of eastern Long Island, north of...
  • 6 Md. schools get Blue Ribbon designation

    Six elementary schools have been added to the prestigious Maryland list of Blue Ribbon designees after they were recognized as the highest performers and for raising achievement of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Interim state Superintendent...
  • Pesticide bill threatens the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem

    We applaud Sen. Ben Cardin's courageous opposition to the pesticides bill now before the U.S. Senate ("Cardin opposes break on pesticide," July 4). This proposal would cancel the Environmental Protection Agency's permit program limiting the amount and...
  • This New Mexico adventure

    In 1860 Sir Richard Burton, the famed British explorer, departed for Africa to discover the fabled source of the Nile. As a child, I was fascinated by Burton. I read his biography, “The Collector of Worlds.” Edward the VII, the eldest son...
  • Al Boeke dies at 88; 'father' of Northern California's Sea Ranch

    Al Boeke dies at 88; 'father' of Northern California's Sea Ranch
    Al Boeke, the developer-architect whose vision spawned Sea Ranch, the sprawling Northern California coastal enclave known for elegantly rustic homes built to harmonize with a breathtaking natural landscape, died Nov. 8 at his home there. He was 88 and had...
  • Md. needs better laws to track pesticides

    Having spent my career working to address the burden of disease in disadvantaged communities in central Maryland, I appreciated Del. Jim Hubbard and Hannah Pingree's op-ed ("Hold chemical companies to account," June 4). Maryland needs to be doing more...
  • The Reducers Bassist Steve Kaika Remembered and Revered

    The Reducers Bassist Steve Kaika Remembered and Revered
    The Reducers have been on an indefinite hiatus. That’s just one thing more to admire about one of the greatest rock bands in the history of Connecticut. Oh, we like to jump up and down when a local act leaves town and gets big, our friends in other...
  • Reading L.A.: Richard G. Lillard on the growth machine and its discontents

     
    New essay in Reading L.A. series by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, this one on the book Eden in Jeopardy by Richard G. Lillard, a book on architecture, the environment, ecology and growth in Los Angeles and Southern California....
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Pennsylvanians Favor Castle Doctrine, Split On Gun Rights In New Q-Poll.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A toxic stew of technical problems and the whims of the weather have us seriously behind the eight ball this morning, So without further ado, here's the top five stories making news this 28th day......