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When Timothy Potts became the director of the Getty Museum in September, he knew he was stepping into an anomaly of a job, unusual within the ranks of America's most prestigious museums. Other museum heads, bound by tight budgets, must essentially beg...
Among the year's major animated releases (and award contenders) are sequels in billion-dollar franchises, an expansion of a beloved Dr. Seuss book and an irreverent claymation pirate adventure. There are prehistoric animals battling other pirates who sail...
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State took a page out of Georgia Tech's page Saturday night, when it dedicated itself to running the football often against the Yellow Jackets in the ACC championship in Charlotte, N.C. Thanks in large part to that decision, the...
The Baltimore SunIt has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity. Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...
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Change of SubjectBy Megan Crepeau Did you hear the one about the super-conservative Georgia Congressman who ran unopposed and inspired more than 4000 voters to write in "Charles Darwin?" But wait! There's more! Wonkette picked over the full list of write-in votes......
Paul W. Hankins remembers vaguely reading “The Grapes of Wrath” in high school, the same way he remembers vaguely reading “The Great Gatsby.” “That fake reading,” he recalls with a laugh. “Where you sat in class...
LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...
Jacket CopyA ring once owned by Jane Austen, which has been in her family for centuries, will be offered for sale for the first time....
Omarr's Astrological ForecastBIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Shawnee Smith was born in Orangeburg, S.C., today in 1970. This birthday gal portraued Amanda Young in the "Saw" movie franchise, and also Linda on "Becker" from 1998-2004. She's also starred in such films as "Desperate Hours,"...
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CNNLonesome George, the last surviving Pinta Island giant tortoise, has died at his home in the Galapagos Islands. Scientists believe he was more than 100 years old. Staff at the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador say George, the only remaining member of...
Pop & HissIn a project called DarwinTunes, two Imperial College London gathered a series of 100 randomly generated noise loops and allowed them to recombine in a process of natural selection, during which time they began to approximate music. August Brown...
Sir Andrew Huxley, the British researcher who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of how nerve impulses are transmitted through cells, died May 30. He was 94. His death was announced by the University of Cambridge'...
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