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  • Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum

    Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum
    In what now seems like an amazingly prescient move, the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut began seriously collecting contemporary art from India in 2004. That was the year the museum mounted a show called "Masala: Diversity and...
  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • Gambling website gives Lakers 66-1 odds for 2014-15 NBA title

    Gambling website gives Lakers 66-1 odds for 2014-15 NBA title
    After a 27-win season, the Lakers are not a favorite to win the NBA title this coming year. According to gambling website Bovada, the Lakers have just 66-1 odds of winning the championship in 2015. While the Lakers should certainly be better than they...
  • J.C. Penney shares trading higher on analyst report about prospect of stores closing

    J.C. Penney stock opened higher on Monday after a new analyst report presented scenarios for stores closing. J. P. Morgan analyst Matthew Ross put a pencil to the prospect that Penney close 100, 150, 200 or 300 stores. He's saying that since Penney's...
  • Man arrested for scaling Brooklyn Bridge tower, snapping photos

    (Reuters) - A New York City man was arrested on Sunday after climbing to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge, where he snapped photos with his phone before answering police demands to come down, authorities said. The man, identified as Yaroslav Kolchin, 24,...
  • Manhattan DA probes secret settlement between Port Authority, seaport company

    HACKENSACK, N.J. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is investigating a secret $25 million legal settlement between the Port Authority and a politically connected seaport company that excused $15 million in unpaid rent at the docks in Brooklyn and...
  • Upper Macungie's Lepchenko advances in U.S. Open

    Upper Macungie's Lepchenko advances in U.S. Open
    Through the years, Varvara Lepchenko feels like she's learned to embrace her excitement over playing in the U.S. Open. The nerves and anxiety still come, Lepchenko said, but as an experienced professional who's enjoyed some successes, she's better...
  • For String Player Zach Brock, Improv Comes First

    For String Player Zach Brock, Improv Comes First
    Over the last two decades, as violinist and composer Zach Brock worked toward becoming a full-time jazz musician, he knew that he'd have to prove himself as an improviser first and a string player second. "I wanted to be of the [jazz] scene, where it'...
  • What Shakespeare & Co. taught me about being a writer

    What Shakespeare & Co. taught me about being a writer
    I learned how to be a writer at Shakespeare & Co. on lower Broadway in Manhattan. This was in 1987, when I was in my 20s, and trying to figure out how to be a writer in the world. I had been working the buy-back desk at NYU bookstore when I learned...
  • Native Americans spread the word to nonnatives: Don't wear traditional headdresses

    As portraits go, it was undeniably arresting, a strong-jawed man in profile wearing a regal Native American war bonnet. But the man in the headdress was singer Pharrell Williams, who is not, last time anyone knew, Native American. When that picture...