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  • James Franco brings 'Howl' to life, aurally

     
    This weekend, "Howl" opens in New York and San Francisco. It's the story of Allen Ginsberg, his iconic beat poem and the legal battle that followed its publication. The movie, written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, opens......
  • The Eagles' handling of concussions raises serious questions

     
    The Philadelphia Eagles permitted Stewart Bradley to re-enter a game Sunday less than four minutes after suffering a concussion because their sideline exam did not reveal a concussion and no one from the medical staff saw the hit. As a......
  • Homeboy Sandman on the enduring importance of rhyme and his jazz influences [exclusive MP3]

     
    “Yeah, But I Can Rhyme Though,” the fourth track on Homeboy Sandman’s first commercial release, operates as a manifesto of sorts for the hyper-lyrical Queen-bred rapper. Finding himself interrogated by a skeptic, the former University of...
  • Cooper-Hewitt awards go to designers of High Line, birding center and designer shops

     
    The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Thursday announced the winners of its annual design awards – this year recognizing people and firms that are “committed to shaping how we live through design,” said the museum...
  • The lure of writers' houses

     
    The website M + E -- run by author Emma Straub and her husband, Michael Fusco -- is selling a new series of four literary posters, each with an illustration of a writer's home (with address). The illustrations by Aislinn......
  • Japan's fishing industry a major casualty of nuclear crisis

    Japan's fishing industry a major casualty of nuclear crisis
    Standing on the deck of his 91-foot trawler, veteran fisherman Tomoyuki Kondou winces over reports that radioactivity from Japan's damaged nuclear power plant in nearby Fukushima has contaminated the local food supply after this month's deadly...
  • Book review: 'Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella'

    Book review: 'Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella'
    Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella Neil Lanctot Simon & Schuster: 516 pp., $28 He was a three-time National League most valuable player, an eight-time All-Star, and played in five World Series, but Roy Campanella was something else when the Dodgers...
  • Cultural Exchange: China's surprising Bronze Age mummies

    Cultural Exchange: China's surprising Bronze Age mummies
    Reporting from Urumqi, China — Almost invariably when visitors approach the middle-aged woman enshrined in a climatized exhibit case in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum, they pause and do a double take. What gets the most attention...
  • Sleep deprived? Your reaction to a shortage of shut-eye may be in your genes

    You and your co-worker have been burning the midnight oil for a week to complete a project, and your abbreviated sleep schedule has you feeling like a zombie. Your co-worker, by contrast, bounces through the workday looking and acting none the worse for...
  • George Crumb hears the heartbeat of America

    George Crumb hears the heartbeat of America
    Reporting from Media, Pa. — Despite having turned 81 less than three weeks ago, American composer George Crumb remains deeply absorbed in his craft. The native of Charleston, W.V., has been nestled in his suburban Philadelphia home for 45 years....
  • On former pro football coach Don Coryell; the U.S. and soccer; and keeping an eye on coyotes and pets.

    A coach who cared Re "Don Coryell, 1924 - 2010," Obituary, July 2 The loss of Don Coryell reminds me what coaching should be about. I had the privilege of working with Coryell, first as sports editor of the student newspaper at San Diego State, then...