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29 min ago |

PROOF to Open 5/1 at Sierra Stages

Sierra Stages will present the acclaimed 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning play PROOF by David Auburn , May 1-18 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.


Related Topix: Grass Valley, CA, Nevada County, CA

1 hr ago | Newswise

University of Chicago Institute of Politics to Host Al Gore, Sens. Rand Paul and Rick Santorum

Sen. Rand Paul, former Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Rick Santorum will visit the University of Chicago in the coming weeks as part of the Institute of Politics' spring speaker series.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rick Santorum, Senator Rand Paul, Al Gore, Chicago, IL, US House of Representatives, Bob Inglis

4 hrs ago | Deseret News

How early is too early for education? Early learning improves success, health

One of the most important things that parents can do is just talk to their babies - whether they are just cooing or smiling or playing peek-a-boo, says Steve Barnett, director of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.


Related Topix: Rutgers University, North Carolina, Family, Kids, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

8 hrs ago | Newswise

Neurobiology Online Course to Endeavor World's Largest Memory Experiment

A free, massively open online course on Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life will begin Monday, April 28, and it will include what may become the world's largest memory experiment.


Related Topix: Life, Hip-Hop

12 hrs ago | KISU-TV Pocatello

Your Inner Fish

Based on Neil Shubin's popular book, YOUR INNER FISH transports viewers deep into the human body to discover the vestiges that connect us to animals from the distant past.


16 hrs ago | Essence Magazine

ESSENCE Poll: How Diverse Is Your Circle of Friends?

A new map of New York City created from 2012 Census data shows that despite the city's diversity, it's one of the most segregated in the United States.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Scholar of Media Bias Nabs Prestigious Clark Medal

An economist known for his pioneering work on bias in the news media won the John Bates Clark Medal on Thursday, one of the profession's most prestigious honors.


Related Topix: Harvard University

ROCKY's Margo Seibert and More Set for Reading of Matthew-Lee...

Vineyard Theatre will present a reading of Matthew-Lee Erlbach 's KEVIN LAMB, directed by Michael Berresse and starring Adriane Lenox , Margo Seibert , Chris Sarandon , Peter Francis James , and Sheldon Best .


Related Topix: Kiss Me, Kate, Short, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Union Square (New York, NY)

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

Susan Sher, Senior Advisor to the President of The University of Chicago, right, and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, appear before an Illinois House committee meeting Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Chicago, regarding a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to Chicago.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel, Michelle Obama

BBC News

Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod

He has been recruited to work alongside shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander, who is in charge of Labour's general election strategy.


WTAX-AM Springfield

Obama Presidential Library Plans Get Hearing

A hearing on spending $100 million to build President Obama's presidential library focused not on whether it's worth the investment, but where in Chicago it should be built.


Related Topix: University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago State University

University of Chicago's Studs Terkel Festival to Run 5/9-11

A full schedule is now available for Let's Get Working, a new three-day festival honoring the life and work of Chicago legend Studs Terkel at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago.


Related Topix: Studs Terkel, Chicago, IL, Medium Cool, War Movies, Drama Movies

Outside the Beltway

North Korea On The Verge Of Collapse? Don't Count On It

Kim Jong Un is defined by many as an egotistical fanatic whose recklessness led to dreadful mistakes during his two year tenure.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Kim Jong Un, South Korea,


2014 Urban Forums Conference Puts Focus on Neighborhoods

Where you live matters. That's the common theme for geographers, sociologists, urban planners and other scholars gathering in April for the 2014 Urban Forums, titled Neighborhoods: The Measure and Meaning of an Urban Ideal, hosted by the University of Chicago Urban Network.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Prison, Columbia University

Jewish World Review

Roger Simon:

It rose to 80 degrees in Chicago on Saturday, the warmest day of the year so far, and a spasm of gunfire quickly followed.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Topinka Reports $125,000 In Illinois Income

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka reported $125,000 in income last year and paid about $20,000 in state and federal taxes.


Tigard Times

Taking a bow with Pacifics 'Dr. B-P' - Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:54

When Dr. Michael Burch-Pesses arrived at Pacific University to teach music, he vowed every one of his conducting students would conduct in public before beginning their student teaching.


Related Topix: Pacific University, Federal Way, WA

Men's Journal

9 Ways Lack of Sleep Is Killing You

It doesn't take a rocket scientist or a somnologist to figure out that sleep impacts our health.


City Journal

Chicago's Vanishing Middle Class

In cities around the world, two-tier societies are becoming increasingly common.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

New Hampshire Public Radio -

New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

Sharks have looked more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years. But a newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.


Related Topix: Science, Paleontology