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  • Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine

    Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine
    In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water. More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
  • Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer

    Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer
    Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88. Kaplan died Sunday at Mount...
  • Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before enlisting in Army, study says

    Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before enlisting in Army, study says
    Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. soldiers had a common mental illness, such as depression, panic disorder or ADHD, before enlisting in the Army, according to a new study that raises questions about the military's assessment and screening of recruits. More than 8%...
  • James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art

    James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art
    James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....
  • 'MFA vs. NYC' debates the usefulness of a creative writing degree

    'MFA vs. NYC' debates the usefulness of a creative writing degree
    You're invited to a party. It's going to be fun, because it's being thrown by writer Chad Harbach, an editor of the literary magazine n+1, where he has been lightheartedly provocative. You're excited, because "MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American...
  • Watch! Termite robots build structures with amazingly simple rules

    Watch! Termite robots build structures with amazingly simple rules
    Imagine a team of workers that can tirelessly build and rebuild complicated structures even under daunting and dangerous conditions. They already exist – they’re called termites. Now, inspired by these mound-building insects, Harvard...
  • Maxine Kumin dies at 88; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

    Maxine Kumin dies at 88; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
    Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor. His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...
  • Hardships persist for long-term unemployed

    Hardships persist for long-term unemployed
    DENVILLE, N.J. — The phone begins to ring at 8 a.m. with incessant calls from creditors. Kevin Meyer has stopped picking up because he's sick of explaining the truth: that there's no money coming in, so he can't pay his bills. Two years ago,...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad

     Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad
    JERUSALEM — It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East. But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs...
  • Villaraigosa endorses lawsuit to reduce teacher job protections

    Villaraigosa endorses lawsuit to reduce teacher job protections
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday formally endorsed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn job protections for California teachers that are among the most extensive in the nation.  Villaraigosa called the lawsuit “a case that...
  • Hundreds greet Taiwanese president in L.A. Chinatown visit

    Hundreds greet Taiwanese president in L.A. Chinatown visit
    Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou greeted hundreds of flag-waving supporters in Los Angeles' Chinatown on Tuesday, an unusual public appearance on American soil that was a sign of the island's improving relationship with China. Ma was on his way home...