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  • Bach Festival Society's 2013-14 season

     Bach Festival Society's 2013-14 season
    The Bach Festival Society's 2013-14 season includes the return of favorites Emanuel Ax, Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan; a musical commemoration of Kristallnacht; and the 79th Bach Festival. The season is divided into three performance series...
  • End of Silk Road for drug users as FBI shuts down illicit website

    End of Silk Road for drug users as FBI shuts down illicit website
    For two years, the FBI tracked the elusive founder of Silk Road, an Internet site that peddled heroin, ecstasy and every known type of prescription medication. The manhunt ended with the arrest of an unlikely suspect: Ross William Ulbricht, a 29-year-...
  • Teacher Diversity Is A Key To Achievement

    State data showing that Hartford students attending regional magnet schools and Open Choice suburban schools do better than city students in neighborhood schools may lead many people to an erroneous conclusion. Mastery Test and Connecticut Academic...
  • Should politics return to the pulpit?

    Should politics return to the pulpit?
    Religion News Service reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey writes about a commission of religious leaders urging Congress to drop its ban -- in the name of free speech -- on preachers making political endorsements from the pulpit: A commission of religious...
  • Habits linked to obesity may differ for boys and girls

    Habits linked to obesity may differ for boys and girls
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some behaviors, such as TV watching and eating school lunches, were linked to obesity among sixth grade boys and girls in a new study, but other risk factors were gender specific. Involvement in sports, for example, was tied...
  • reFramed: In conversation with WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY curator Anne Wilkes Tucker

     
    Anne Wilkes Tucker is currently the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she has worked since 1976. She founded the Photography Department at the museum that now has a collection of over 28,000...
  • Johnny Manziel is no Tim Tebow

    Johnny Manziel is no Tim Tebow
    Johnny Manziel  was spotted wearing a Tim Tebow jersey _ New York Jets edition _ over the weekend. Which is ironic, because Manziel is the anti-Tim Tebow. Tebow was an angelic superstar as a quarterback with the University of Florida Gators....
  • Should Teach for America pack its bags?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
  • Robot barista makes your coffee, remembers your order

    Robot barista makes your coffee, remembers your order
    Move over, Starbucks, there's a new barista in town. A robot barista is taking over modern coffee culture at a commons area at the University of Texas at Austin. And it always remembers your order.  This Briggo automated coffee machine may not be human,...
  • 'Diversity' means more than race

     'Diversity' means more than race
    When the Supreme Court decided to send its latest hot potato of an affirmative action case back to a lower court for further review, civil rights veteran Julian Bond gave me a two-word reaction: "They punted." Translation for non-sports fans: They...
  • A web still tangled

    "In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race." — Justice Harry Blackmun, 1978 "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." — Chief Justice John Roberts, 2007...
  • Cornell Museum at Rollins wins prestigious grant

     Cornell Museum at Rollins wins prestigious grant
    The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College has been awarded an Interpretive Fellowship at Art Museums from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The museum is one of only seven recipients nationwide given this honor; the others are the Metropolitan...