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  • Moving beyond the Charles Bukowski American lowlife cliche

    Moving beyond the Charles Bukowski American lowlife cliche
    When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 years ago, the obituaries in the next day's papers typically began with some iteration of Time magazine's stock description of the writer as the "laureate of American lowlife." In the decades since, the drinking, brawling, gambling, whoring cliche has become so entrenched and widely propagated it can be hard to see Bukowski's words for his shadow.
  • In India, upstart Aam Aadmi Party is shaking up traditional politics

    In India, upstart Aam Aadmi Party is shaking up traditional politics
    KURUKSHETRA, India — Sakit Poswal, an engineering graduate and aspiring actor, never gave much thought to politics until last fall, when a new party burst into the spotlight promising total transparency and handing out white caps stamped with the...

    Football helmet design can alter concussion rate, study finds

    Football helmet design can alter concussion rate, study finds
    Super Bowl viewers might want to keep an eye on the helmets crashing together in Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. A new study says that the lids worn by opposing quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, not to...

    LUX Dark matter detector finds no WIMPs, so why are scientists happy?

    LUX Dark matter detector finds no WIMPs, so why are scientists happy?
    Scientists at an ambitious dark matter experiment in operation at an underground gold mine in South Dakota have discovered exactly what they thought they would: nothing. And the results have got them really excited. After running the detector for...

    Galaxy's first pick in MLS SuperDraft is defender Kyle Venter

    Galaxy's first pick in MLS SuperDraft is defender Kyle Venter
    The Galaxy chose defender Kyle Venter of the University of New Mexico on Thursday as the team's first selection in this year's Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Venter, 22, was the 23rd pick overall in the second round of the 76-player SuperDraft held...