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  • TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'

    TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'
    "East Los High" (Hulu). A welcome second season for this Web-based Latino teen drama, set in East Los Angeles, begins this week, following some gap-bridging prequels. Originally created with an educational ulterior motive, specifically to address and...
  • Hail 'Welcome to Sweden,' despair for 'Working the Engels'

    With back to back debuts of two Thursday night comedies — "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" — NBC offers up a near-perfect definition of the term "from the sublime to the ridiculous." Created by Greg Poehler and executive produced...
  • TV Picks: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Extant,' 'The Strain'

    TV Picks: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Extant,' 'The Strain'
     "Welcome to Sweden." Shot in Sweden, with subtitles and two Poehlers, "Welcome to Sweden" is the freshest thing to happen to broadcast comedy since "Modern Family." Loosely based on creator Greg Poehler’s life, the story follows Bruce (Poehler),...
  • America's poor education achievement is a policy choice

    Tired of bemoaning the deplorable rankings of American students when their test scores are compared to their peers in other developed countries? Lighten up and look in the mirror. It seems the problem begins a generation back, if not two or three. If...
  • Rainy start to day one of Lollapalooza

    Rainy start to day one of Lollapalooza
    Lollapalooza opened in Grant Park on Friday to -- what else? -- rain and a soggy turf that required wood chips to be imported and portions of Hutchinson Field to be roped off. Inclement weather is now a regular visitor at this festival, especially after a...
  • Daum: Norway's paradise lost

    Daum: Norway's paradise lost
    Anyone who's hung around in liberal circles and found himself in those perfunctory What's Wrong With America conversations has heard the refrain: "Well, in Sweden they have (fill in the blank): mostly free healthcare, free college, 13-month parental...
  • Mack Shop pulls into Allentown

    The relationship between Mack Trucks and the Lehigh Valley is akin to Ford and Detroit. Previously headquartered in Allentown for more than a century, the truck-manufacturing company has a long and storied history here. Now, fans of the brand can take...
  • Freedom: The unfolding revolution

    "Why are there no libertarian countries?" In a much-discussed essay for Salon magazine, Michael Lind asks: "If libertarians are correct in claiming that they understand how best to organize a modern society, how is it that not a single country in the...
  • Campaigns touch briefly on the wars

    PARIS -- Politics tends to wring all seriousness out of speech. Sometimes this is a demonstration of unforgivable ignorance. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan thinks that "Now is the time to lock in the success that is within reach" in...
  • First mother-daughter womb transplants performed in Sweden

    First mother-daughter womb transplants performed in Sweden
    Two Swedish women have received new wombs donated by their mothers in the first mother-to-daughter uterine transplants, officials said. The first woman had her uterus removed years ago because of surgery for cervical cancer, according to the University...
  • Eurovision Song Contest 2012: Sweden's Loreen wins with 'Euphoria'

     
    Loreen, a 28-year-old Swede of Moroccan-Berber descent, won the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with her dance song "Euphoria," beating out a sextet of dancing Russian grannies to take the title on Sunday (May 27) in Azerbaijan....