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  • Chutzpah always just around the corner

    One of the best definitions of chutzpah that I can find comes from our friends at Wikipedia. There, chutzpah is defined as "the quality of audacity, for good or bad." It adds, in Wikipedia's never-ending search for the truth, that the word comes from the...
  • REVIEW: 'All Our Tragic' by The Hypocrites ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'All Our Tragic' by The Hypocrites ★★★★
    "Make no little plans" long has been the mantra of this city, a common justification for our hubristic plans for the skyline or lakefront, often trumping fiscal prudence. But between 11 o'clock in the morning and 11 at night on Sunday, a stretch of...
  • Blu-ray Review: 'Batman: Assault on Arkham'

    Warner Bros. Animation's steady assault of direct-to-Blu-ray superhero movies continues at a frenetic pace, so much so that the subjects keep pushing further into the fringes of the DC Comics universe. So it is with "Batman: Assault on Arkham," which...
  • Bluegrass singer Claire Lynch at top of her game

    Claire Lynch is the International Bluegrass Music Association's reigning female vocalist of the year. She's a respected songwriter, a Grammy nominee and has sung harmonies with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. So why doesn't she have her...
  • Who owns monkey selfie? Photographer says monkey was like his assistant

    Who owns monkey selfie? Photographer says monkey was like his assistant
    Monkey saw and monkey did -- and now a British photographer says he’s out thousands of dollars because of it. On a trip to Indonesia in 2011, wildlife photographer David Slater set up his equipment to try to capture images of a bunch of crested...
  • Norfolk Southern sues to block disclosure of crude oil shipments

    WASHINGTON A major hauler of crude oil by rail has sued the state of Maryland to stop the public release of information about the shipments, according to court documents. The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day the U.S. Department of Transportation...
  • Duel of the digital assistants

    Duel of the digital assistants
    Siri's got a new frenemy. Her name is Cortana, and she's bringing plenty of underdog attitude to the battle for the title of best digital personal assistant. Who can best fill out your calendar, call a friend or find the nearest Mexican restaurant on...
  • Did Moscow re-edit Wikipedia entry on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?

    Did Moscow re-edit Wikipedia entry on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?
    We’ve all heard the stories about Soviet-era officials who fell out of favor with the ruling elite and not only disappeared from the streets of Moscow but also from history. Take Leon Trotsky, who was exiled, then assassinated in Mexico, and whose...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Threats of impeachment all too common since Nixon left office

    Forty years after the Watergate scandal forced President Richard Nixon to resign or face certain impeachment and conviction, Washington's increasing partisanship too often leads to politicians threatening to go there. The consensus in 1974 was that the...
  • WellWiki shines light on North America's oil and gas wells

    When residents of America's fracking communities want to know if a particular oil or gas well in their neighborhood has a good environmental track record, they usually face the cumbersome task of searching through state records, which can take hours....
  • Republican calls to impeach President Obama? Great news for Democrats

    Republican calls to impeach President Obama? Great news for Democrats
    Political enemies of President Obama have pretty much been calling for his impeachment since shortly after he took the oath of office in 2009. But this month, the volume of impeachment chatter rose a few notches, goosed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah...
  • Opposite Of A Sink Hole

    Opposite Of A Sink Hole
    I'm an optimist by nature. That is, I believe things turn out better than expected over time. I hold out for the best outcome, but my optimism fades at the borders of the Middle Eastern countries. Take a look at the Middle East peace proposals offered...