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Kevin Murphy

Genius Award Economist on Fed Leverage, ObamaCare, Obesity and L.A. Traffic

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

Kevin M. Murphy was the first business school professor to be chosen as a MacArthur Genius Award recipient for his work on wage inequality, unemployment, addiction, medical research, and economic growth.

Chats With a Bangle, a Crobot, a Griswold, Jacquie Lee, Guys from Great Caesar and Such Gold

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John-Michael Parker: I like to think that this EP provides a few snapshots of the multi-faceted Great Caesar sound -- a sound that's actually been in development for quite a while (the origins of the band trace back to high school).

First Nighter: Check Out 'Hellman v. McCarthy,' 'Red Velvet,' 'Heathers'

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

On January 20, 1980 Mary McCarthy, never known to mince words in print or in person, was asked on Dick Cavett's PBS talk show whom she considered overrated writers. After a moment's thought, Lillian Hellman came to her mind.

Aisle View: New High School Musical

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

And here we have a raucous, bright and vulgar musical comedy about fun-loving, middle-American teens who bully each other, murder each other, attempt suicide, and finally blow up the high school. Raucous, bright, uneven, and distasteful for viewers who don't quite buy into the joke.

Mean Girls, Rejoice: 'Heathers' Musical Is Coming

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 12.11.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Before there was "Mean Girls," there was "Heathers." Now that dark comedy is ready to bully its way into New York as a musical. The...

WATCH: Jazz Players Try To Dance, Fail Miserably

Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports

If Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter hopes to make an impact in the paint durng his second NBA season then he might need to improve his footwork. Despite r...

Who Might Finally End Solve The NBA Lockout?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Sports

CHICAGO -- The emails come with increasing frequency, frustrated and sarcastic, quick to comment on the "geniuses" at work whenever the NBA owners and...

McDonald's Sued After Hepatitis Outbreak

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- An attorney who specializes in food safety filed a lawsuit Tuesday against McDonald's following a hepatitis A outbreak in northwestern...