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05/28/2015 - 5:04pm

    In a recent interview, Simon Pegg - actor ("Shaun of the Dead," various "Star Treks," etc.) and noted geek - said a number of things that immediately got the Internet up in arms: Comic-book movies are infantilizing us. We care too much about superheroes. We no longer frequent Gritty...

05/28/2015 - 4:51pm

    Let's discuss putting a picture of a woman on the $20 bill. But, first: How many of you remember Ivy Baker Priest?

    OK, nobody. Good thing I'm hard to discourage. But stick with me for a...

05/28/2015 - 4:45pm

    Earlier this month, I arrived in San Diego following five days of driving across the country from Wisconsin. I pulled into my friend’s driveway, brought my things inside, and went back to my car to park it on the street.

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05/28/2015 - 4:34pm

    It must be very difficult to be a college graduate these days. I read through the clips of the various famous speakers, and many are quite wonderful, humble and inspirational, such as Madeleine Albright at Tufts, or downright hysterical, which you'd...

05/28/2015 - 4:33pm

    On Monday President Barack Obama announced new rules for the distribution of surplus military hardware to local police forces and unveiled a report on 21st- century policing. The new procedures and recommendations rightly acknowledge failings in the U.S....

05/28/2015 - 4:29pm

    Maybe some people didn't understand the question.

    It was posed in this space a few weeks ago by Tracy, a self-described 55-year-old white woman from Texas who is sick and tired of the...

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