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  • Summer camps for science, chess

    Kids interested in rockets, spies, mad scientists or chess have a place to explore their passion this summer. Orange Coast College is hosting half- and full-day weeklong summer camps on campus for 6- to 12-year-old children. The Mad Scientist's...
  • New York City May Be Under Iranian Terror Threat

    New York City May Be Under Iranian Terror Threat
    An international chess game being played out over Iran's nuclear enrichment program increases the likelihood of a terrorist attack in New York City, according to intelligence analysts. Recent bomb attacks have been attributed to Iran, including explosions...
  • Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany

    Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany
    Like so many other blues musicians, slide guitarist Louisiana Red long struggled to make a living in his native country, so in the early 1980s he moved to Germany where, to his delight, he found audiences far more receptive to his elemental sound. He...
  • Small Wonders: A 'Dear John' letter for Frank McCourt

    Dear Frank, You don't know me and I don't know you. Not personally, at least. But I read a lot about you in the newspaper. Probably more than you read about me. If you do read about me, you’re welcome to email to tell me how you think I’m...
  • Discoveries: 'The Chairs Are Where the People Go' by Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti

    Discoveries: 'The Chairs Are Where the People Go' by Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti
    The Chairs Are Where the People Go How to Live, Work, and Play in the City Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti Faber and Faber:: 175 pp., $13 paper Sheila Heti wanted to write about her friend Misha Glouberman. The Canadian performance artists had...
  • R.I.P. Amy Winehouse, 27

    R.I.P. Amy Winehouse, 27
    It's been two days since the news of Amy Winehouse's death, and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all. While Twitter and Facebook feeds filled with appreciations and ugly jokes (did you hear the one about "Rehab"?), I returned to Back to Black,...
  • Frank J. Gach

    Frank J. Gach
    Frank J. Gach, a master carpenter whose expertly constructed bookcases and shelves were highly prized by bibliophiles and college libraries, died Aug. 13 of complications from dementia at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The former longtime Randallstown...
  • Standardized tests: Time for a national opt-out

    Standardized tests: Time for a national opt-out
    Here's an update to a clich├ęd philosophical question: If a test is scheduled and no one is around to take it, will this test matter? The new school year for many public school teachers begins weeks before students arrive. Educators attend hours of...
  • Film review: It's no crime to love Scott Thomas

    Film review: It's no crime to love Scott Thomas
    She may not get as much kudos as Meryl Streep, but Kristin Scott Thomas is one of the most riveting actresses working today and, being bilingual, she seamlessly moves between prime English- and French-speaking roles. This time it’s expert French...
  • A dramatic new 'Mourning' becomes Remy Bumppo

    A dramatic new 'Mourning' becomes Remy Bumppo
    Not since the old Body Politic days has there been this much excitement on the top floor of 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., now known as the Greenhouse Theater Center. Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's new artistic director, Timothy Douglas, is certainly not coming...
  • Political satire is in the cards

    Political satire is in the cards
    The 2012 presidential race is filled with candidates calling for serious reform in a rough economic climate, but Peter Green, an artist who has caricatured the top contenders since ’72, is looking for a laugh. His newest set of Politicards, a 54-...