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  • In today's GOP, Social Darwinism reborn

    In today's GOP, Social Darwinism reborn
    Listen carefully to the Republican debates and you get a view of the kind of society many Republicans seek. The last time we had it was in the Gilded Age of the late 19th century. It was an era when the nation was mesmerized by the doctrine of free...
  • A New York state of signs

    A New York state of signs
    A fresh religious controversy is ripening in the Big Apple. Atheists there want to ban a word from the name of a street. In the Red Hook neighborhood of New York City, residents got part of a street renamed to honor seven firefighters who died during the...
  • Revisit required reading

    Revisit required reading
    Paul W. Hankins remembers vaguely reading “The Grapes of Wrath” in high school, the same way he remembers vaguely reading “The Great Gatsby.” “That fake reading,” he recalls with a laugh. “Where you sat in class...
  • "Prometheus" y "Elena": Retratos sobre la condición humana van del realismo a la ciencia ficción

    "Prometheus" y "Elena": Retratos sobre la condición humana van del realismo a la ciencia ficción
    Prometheus * * * Hace tres décadas, Ridley Scott se convirtió en uno de los directores más respetados en el campo de la ciencia ficción al dirigir Alien y Blade Runner, cintas creativas que renovaron el género y se convirtieron en objeto de culto entre...
  • Sir Andrew Huxley dies at 94; Nobel-winning physiologist

    Sir Andrew Huxley dies at 94; Nobel-winning physiologist
    Sir Andrew Huxley, the British researcher who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of how nerve impulses are transmitted through cells, died May 30. He was 94. His death was announced by the University of Cambridge'...
  • Maybe give sanity a try

    It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity. Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...
  • A Markleyian Tour of London

    A Markleyian Tour of London
    I’m over in London on bidness, but bidness has taken so little time that mostly I’ve just been wandering around the city during the day going to museums and whatnot. I love London museums because they’re all free (or they have “...
  • Lessons for Life: Don't forget to smile

    Lessons for Life: Don't forget to smile
    Can our facial expressions affect our mood and have an impact on those around us? According to Dr. Eric Finzi, author of the book "The Face of Emotion," they certainly can. Finzi, a dermatological surgeon who spent nearly two decades researching...
  • Coming to the Festival of Books: Mark Kurlansky

     
    Coming to the Festival of Books: Mark Kurlansky, author of "Cod," has written a children's book about fish and the oceans -- he talks about what draws him back to the sea....
  • Orlando Fringe 20: 2008, the 17th Fringe Festival

     
    We're counting down to the 20th annual Orlando Fringe Festival by looking back at years gone by… can you believe it? We're already up to 2008! 2008 was a momentous year for the Orlando Sentinel's coverage of the Orlando Fringe Festival, if you'll...
  • LAUSD prepares to ax school librarians' jobs. What would August Wilson say?

     
    With school librarians' jobs endangered in L.A., what would August Wilson say?...