| 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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Thursday, November 21
Author reading - Man-Booker prize winner Lydia Davis
Thursday - two presentations
12:30 p.m., Tucker Theatre - craft talk
7 p.m., Andrews Auditorium - author talk
Award-winning author Lydia Davis will be at William & Mary on...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:57 PM
A 58-year-old Maryland woman breaks her ankle, develops a blood clot and, unable to find a doctor to monitor her blood-thinning drug, winds up in an emergency room 30 times in six months.
A 55-year-old Mississippi man with severe hypertension and kidney...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Choreographer Bill T. Jones has a restless mind. The man who created the confrontational "Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land" — which gathered nearly 50 naked Chicagoans of all ages and sizes onstage at the Civic Theatre in 1992...
| Oct 18, 2013
Renters most often seek help from the Metropolitan Tenants Organization when they have problems with a landlord.
Now, the longtime Chicago nonprofit is taking to technology in an effort to improve the communication between landlords and tenants while...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:24 AM
The Baltimore Museum of Art looks a little off-putting these days. Much of the exterior is covered over and a good chunk of the interior closed off to the public while an extensive renovation project is under way. But once you navigate the temporary...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:55 AM
No matter how often officials at the MacArthur Foundation keeps pointing out that they bestow "fellowships," people insist on calling them "genius awards" -- sort of the way people keep saying "Obamacare" instead of "Affordable Health Care Act."
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Few of today's important concert pianists have pondered J.S. Bach's "Goldberg" Variations as deeply, written about the piece as extensively or play it as exuberantly, as Jeremy Denk.
His absorbing performance of this Baroque keyboard masterpiece on...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Fed up with package liquor stores marked by street fights and curbside drug dealing, West Side residents more than a decade ago won a moratorium banning new liquor licenses on a bleak stretch of West Madison Street.
But in April, a new neon sign for...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:48 PM
A physician who has created a new model for providing health care to those who can least afford it.
A novelist who takes readers into the swampy backwaters of the Everglades.
An astrophysicist who searches for other planets — and finds them....