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  • Photoshopped images: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Kim Kardashian has practically made a living off her curvaceous figure. But the E! network celeb was looking a little less shapely in Complex magazine in April, her body reduced about a dress size, her legs smoothed to near-perfection. How did readers...
  • Tracy Kidder tries to transcribe human lives

    Tracy Kidder tries to transcribe human lives
    Tracy Kidder's 2003 book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World," inspired legions of young people to go out and do something for the poor and disenfranchised. It also lighted a fire under donors --...
  • Discoveries: 'Picking Bones From Ash' by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

    Picking Bones From Ash A Novel Marie Mutsuki Mockett Graywolf Press: 284 pp., $24 Some fiction makes the world a little smaller; illuminates the dark corners, puts the taste of, say, breakfast in a small mountain village of Japan in the mouth of the...
  • Book tour? More like a safari

    Book tour? More like a safari
    A cat peeing in an author's bag? A writer waking up to discover that a complete stranger has left him four jars of delicious homemade preserves? Such things are not traditionally part of book promotion. But they happened to Bill Cotter and Annie La Ganga,...
  • Sheldon J. Segal dies at 83; scientist led development of long-lasting contraceptives

    Sheldon J. Segal dies at 83; scientist led development of long-lasting contraceptives
    Sheldon J. Segal, who led the team that developed Norplant, Jadelle, Mirena and other long-lasting contraceptive agents that are used by more than 120 million women around the world and who promoted the idea that women did not have to have monthly...
  • Dr. Ignacio Ponseti dies at 95; invented nonsurgical treatment for clubfoot

    Dr. Ignacio Ponseti dies at 95; invented nonsurgical treatment for clubfoot
    Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, a refugee from the Spanish Civil War who created a nonsurgical way of treating clubfoot in infants that prevented a lifetime of disability, died Oct. 18 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic. He was 95 and had suffered a stroke...
  • Wading and waiting for relief in the Heartland

    Times Chicago Bureau chief P.J. Huffstutter has been on assignment covering the Midwest flooding. Here are a some of the scenes and people she has come across during her reporting. Iowa journalists get aid from colleagues who've been there... When a...
  • Gene therapy transforms eyesight of 12 born with rare defect

    Gene therapy transforms eyesight of 12 born with rare defect
    Pennsylvania researchers using gene therapy have made significant improvements in vision in 12 patients with a rare inherited visual defect, a finding that suggests it may be possible to produce similar improvements in a much larger number of patients...
  • Crisis? What Crisis?

    Crisis? What Crisis?
    MINDING your health is not a young man's game. Muscles work smoothly in the teen years, joints flex easily in the 20s. It seems like men can eat what they want, drink what they desire, and the pounds melt away as quickly as they put them on. They can work...
  • The Deputy: Ivory Webb Jr., 46

    A standout football player Carson High School and the University of Iowa, where he was a starting wide receiver in the 1982 Rose Bowl, the former San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy served in the department for nearly ten years. He had worked as a...
  • Relax, it's just a mouthpiece

    On a balmy New Year's day in 1959, UC Berkeley's Pacific Coast Conference-winning football team* played the Big 10 champion University of Iowa in the Rose Bowl. Cal lost decisively to Iowa, but two Cal players received credit for notable efforts. One...
  • Countrywide executive admits loan officers made errors

    Mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp., which is under investigation on allegations that it inflated certain borrowers' fees, acknowledged Tuesday that it had made errors and pledged to take steps to improve its operations. Steve Bailey, chief...