| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:07 PM
A Caltech researcher who fused economics and neuroscience to make sense of human decisions that often don’t make cents has won the MacArthur genius grant.
Colin Camerer came to Caltech in 1994 with an MBA in quantitative studies and a doctorate in...
| Dec 16, 2007
A neighbor shaved Matsepang Nyoba's head with an antiquated razor. Blood beaded on her scalp. Tears trickled down her cheeks, but not because of the pain. She was in mourning, and this was a ritual.
Two days earlier, her newborn baby girl had died in the...
| Oct 11, 2009
Israel Gelfand, the Russian mathematician whose research laid the mathematical framework for the imaging abilities of MRI and CT scanners and who did crucial work in a host of more esoteric fields, died Monday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in...
| Mar 30, 2009
| 1:28 PM
When the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded the pro-verbial "genius grant" to Dave Hickey in 2001, it noted his "original perspectives on contemporary art in essays that engage academic and general audiences equally." Many may have...
| Jan 14, 2011
Actor best known for 'Touched by an Angel'
John Dye, 47, an actor best known for his role as Andrew in the long-running CBS-TV series "Touched by an Angel," was found dead Monday at his home in San Francisco, the San Francisco medical examiner'...
| Feb 2, 2011
Composer Milton Babbitt, who was known for his complex orchestral compositions and credited with developing the first electronic synthesizer in the 1950s, has died. He was 94.
Babbitt died Saturday of natural causes at University Medical Center at...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 7:57 AM
Elouise Cobell, the treasurer of the Blackfeet tribe who tenaciously pursued a lawsuit that accused the federal government of cheating Native Americans out of more than a century's worth of royalties, resulting in a record $3.4-billion settlement, has...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Kevin Guskiewicz, one of the winners of the MacArthur Foundation award announced Tuesday, was long a thorn in the side of the National Football League.
Since 1999, he has wired the helmets of about 700 college football players with accelerometers to...
| Apr 26, 2012
Detroit: A Biography
Chicago Review Press: 288 pp., $24.95
In February 1863, Thomas Faulkner, a Detroit saloon owner of mixed-race background, was arrested on the charge of raping a 9-year-old white girl. Despite his protestations of...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:46 AM
In the decade since its founding, the International Contemporary Ensemble has become essential. The flexible collective of 33 musicians is likely the most accomplished new music group in New York, and it makes a significant contribution toward keeping the...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...