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Conan Takes His Late Night Antics to Cable

Late night chatterbox Conan O’Brien, whose career woes briefly made him the perfect entertainer for a nation of unemployed people, is headed back to work. TBS, which already has a late night show helmed by George Lopez, managed to secure the rights to Conan’s yuk-yuks ahead of Fox.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010 READ MORE


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Tony Platt on Rebecca Skloot’s Life of Henrietta Lacks

The strange and disturbing story of racist medical ethics and the “benevolent deception” practiced on a nearly forgotten woman who inadvertently continues to live posthumously.

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 READ MORE


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Punk Icon Malcolm McLaren Dies at 64

He had a major hand in the Sex Pistols’ success, serving as the seminal punk band’s manager, but Malcolm McLaren, who died of mesothelioma Thursday at 64, had a few other tricks up his sleeve at his prime.

Posted on Apr 8, 2010 READ MORE


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Tennis Champ Navratilova Says She Has Breast Cancer

Tennis star Martina Navratilova has added her name to the list of women battling breast cancer in the public eye. On Wednesday, Navratilova announced that she has the disease on “Good Morning America.” Luckily, it’s of the noninvasive and highly treatable variety.

Posted on Apr 7, 2010 READ MORE


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Yale Imposes Hands-Off Policy for Interactions Between Undergrads, Faculty

After mulling over the issue for many years, the powers that be at Yale University have decided to ban sexual relationships between faculty members and undergraduate students, regardless of whether those students ever take their classes.

Posted on Apr 6, 2010 READ MORE



What’s the Fuss With Badu’s Body?

A new music video by Erykah Badu is causing quite the tizzy. The video, which depicts the songstress walking nude down the street where President John Kennedy was shot in Dallas, has led to a charge of disorderly conduct and an interesting perspective on how we see race.

Posted on Apr 4, 2010 READ MORE


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Glen Newey on Amartya Sen’s ‘The Idea of Justice’

Is justice an ideal, forever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives?

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


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Where Neuroscience Meets Literature

How about a little cognitive psychology with your English literature? Professors who normally spend their time thinking about Virginia Woolf’s characters and story structures are taking a page from scientific texts to add a new dimension to their exploration of fiction.

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


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Chocolate: Good for the Heart?

The good news for chocolate aficionados is that a new study out of Germany, featuring a generous sample size of more than 19,000 people, suggests that there may be a link between chocolate consumption and lower blood pressure ... (continued)

Posted on Mar 30, 2010 READ MORE


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Junk Food Is the New Crack

Those who have ever suspected, after apparently taking leave of their reason in the face of their favorite junk food, that their guilt-inducing pleasure contained some highly addictive substance may not be too far off the mark, according to a new study.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010 READ MORE


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