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The Great American Gun Violence Lottery

Erin Ryan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Erin Ryan

Just as our gun culture has changed for the worse, it can also change for the better. If the common-sense majority can just shake off this paralyzing mantle of powerlessness, we can start making the changes we want in our world.

Why College Football Unites America

Rob Taub | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

On any given Saturday, a community like the one in Madison Wisconsin is not divided by class, race or creed but instead united by their football team.

Review: Ballet West - Mixed Repertory Program at the Auditorium Theatre

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

As the piece unfolds, dancers pair up and present themselves to the audience in a series of dances that give the impression of the day unfolding gradually. The mood is initially light, but begins to shift as the black box starts to take the focus -- and then the ritual begins.

Tribeca Film Exclusive Interview: Alex Gibney's Catching Hell -- Sports: The Dark Side

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Can catching a ball for your favorite baseball team, in front of millions of fans, literally ruin your life? This very scenario is the subject of Alex Gibney's brilliant new documentary, Catching Hell.

Shirley Jackson Brings A Little Horror To Library Of America

Slate Magazine | Laura Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I promise I'm not about to accuse the Library of America of ignoring women writers. ...

Is Shirley Jackson One Of The Greatest American Writers?

Salon | Andrew O'Hehir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Shirley Jackson Awards for excellence in "literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic" were awarded over the weekend, and...

Private College Salaries Of More Than $1 Million Paid To 23 Presidents

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The fast-growing group of millionaire private college and university presidents hit a new record in recent years, and it's likely more college leaders...