Terry Eagleton: The Slow Death of the University (Chronicle Review)
Having waxed lyrical about his gleaming new business school and state-of-the-art institute for management studies, the president paused to permit me a few words of fulsome praise. I remarked instead that there seemed to be no critical studies of any kind on his campus. He looked at me bemusedly, as though I had asked him how many Ph.D.'s in pole dancing they awarded each year, and replied rather stiffly "Your comment will be noted."
Mark Morford: "420 in the City: Totally stoned and extraordinarily miserable" (SF Gate)
In clusters and clumps they came, loose, sloppy gaggles and assorted frayed knots of late teens and 20-somethings, all stumbling, lurching, plodding down the various SF streets leading away from Golden Gate Park on the fine, hazy pseudo-holiday known as 420 (AKA April 20, AKA the Day of Pot, AKA the day to get really extra stoned, because legal! Sort of! Or whatever!)
Stefanie Powers (born November 2, 1942) is an American film and television actress best known for her role as Jennifer Hart in the 1980s television series Hart to Hart.
Powers was born Stefanie Zofya Paul in Hollywood, California. Her parents divorced during her childhood. Powers was a cheerleader at Hollywood High School; one of her schoolmates was Nancy Sinatra. In 1965, using the alias Taffy Paul, she made an obscure independent film, The Young Sinner.
Alan J was first, and correct, with:
April Dancer, Jennifer Hart
It's still Stefanie Powers.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Stefanie Powers? Yes...Stefanie Powers.
Based on yesterday's Trivia Question I'm taking a WAG that it's Stefanie Powers.
Because if it's not her, why would you bother?
It's midweek. I'm happier than a Bactrian right now.
Decepticon Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
Stefanie Powers, William Holden's youthful 'Ole Lady,' lung cancer survivor. Just think, Holden would be 97 today to her 73. She used to bone one of my least respected thespians, RJ Wagner, Prince Valiant.
Jon Stewart did a segment last night on Repricks and marriage. He was deconstructing Santorum and suggested everyone should Google Santorum.
MAM , wrote:
Stefanie Powers (President of William Holden Wildlife Foundation).
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CBS opens the night with a FRESH'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'The Truly Awful Odd Couple', then a RERUN'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'Mom', then a FRESH'Elementary'.
Scheduled on a FRESHDave are Robert Downey Jr., Chris Russo, and Elvis Costello.
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NBC begins the night with a RERUN'The Blacklist', followed by a FRESH'The Blacklist', then 'Dateline'.
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ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Grey's Anatomy', followed by a FRESH'Scandal', then a FRESH'American Crime'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Tracee Ellis Ross, Guillermo Diaz, and Earth Wind & Fire featuring Chicago.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Vampire Diaries', followed by a FRESH'Reign'.
Faux has a FRESH'Bones', followed by a FRESH'Backstrom'.
MY recycles an old 'The Mentalist', followed by another old 'The Mentalist'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'The First 48', then a FRESH'8 Minutes'.
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[6:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 2 - Ep 3 - Momma Cherri's
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[8:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 19 - Coming of Age
[9:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 20 - Heart of Glory
[10:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 21 - The Arsenal of Freedom
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 4 - Listen
[12:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 5 - Time Heist
[1:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 6 - The Caretaker
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited US - Season 3 - Ep 1 - Revisited: Mojito's, The Junction, Bazzini
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 9 - Fiesta Sunrise
[4:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 12 - Casa Roma
[5:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 10 - Sante La Brea
[6:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 10 - Park's Edge
[7:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 12 - Charlie's
[8:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 7 - Levanti's Italian Restaurant
[9:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 8 - Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room
[10:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 9 - Nino's Italian Restaurant
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[12:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 8 - Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room
[1:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 9 - Nino's Italian Restaurant
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[4:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited US - Season 3 - Ep 1 - Revisited: Mojito's, The Junction, Bazzini
[5:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 9 - Fiesta Sunrise (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', another 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Melbourne', and 'Real Housewives Of NYC'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Role Models', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and yet another 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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FX has the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger', followed by the movie 'Parental Guidance'.
History has 2 hours of old 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH'Pawn Stars', then another FRESH'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH'Vikings'.
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SyFy has the movie 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day', followed by a FRESH'WWE Steroid SmackDown', then a FRESH'Olympus'.
On a RERUNConan (from 1/14/15) are Patrick Stewart, Niecy Nash, and Simon Amstell.
Ultra-conservatives Charles and David Koch could spend $300 million on the 2016 US election, as they favor five Republican candidates that align with the billionaire brothers' political philosophy, one of them said.
The brothers, head of the privately-held Koch Industries conglomerate, have involved themselves in American politics for years, funneling millions to conservative candidates up and down the ballot.
But in an interview with USA Today published late Tuesday, Charles Koch laid out his massive network's political plans in the race to succeed President Barack Obama.
He pointed to five Republican White House hopefuls that the Kochs could help finance: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio.
Glenn Close, left, and Sam Waterston attend the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of "Anesthesia" at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Charles Sykes
Pope Francis has held a private meeting with France's nominee as ambassador to the Holy See, the French government said on Wednesday in the latest twist in a months-long stand-off over the Vatican's failure to confirm his posting.
Paris nominated the government's head of protocol, Laurent Stefanini, for the post on Jan. 5 but has still not heard back from the Vatican - a delay that French and Italian media have said is due to his homosexuality.
Neither the nominee nor the French government have made an official statement on his sexuality, the Foreign Ministry saying only his private life should be respected.
The Vatican has declined to comment on the matter, saying that an appointment is confirmed when the name is published in the official bulletin of the Holy See. It is extremely rare for the Pope to get directly involved the naming of ambassadors.
The Disneyland Band has been an institution at the Anaheim theme park since it opened in 1955. But on March 31, musicians were served an "end of run" notice, as "reimagining" will add a new sound and high-energy choreography. Longtime members of the 16-person group -- one has been in it for 44 years -- were invited to reaudition at dancing and acting tryouts.
"Some members are trying to put their kids through college," says a source. "It is wrong to ask these beloved seasoned professionals to audition for the band they are already in," adds Orange County Musicians' Association president Robert F. Sanders. (Musicians who don't make the new band will be integrated into other smaller bands in the park.)
To add insult to injury, the band's final performance will be July 16, one day before the park's 60th-anniversary celebration.
Hiding a hangover in ancient Egypt would've taken some work. Rather than popping an ibuprofen for a pounding drunken headache, people in Egypt may have worn a leafy necklace.
That's according to a newly translated and published papyrus written in Greek with the recipe for a "drunken headache" cure. The alcohol victim would have strung together leaves from a shrub called Alexandrian chamaedaphne (Ruscus racemosus L.), possibly wearing the strand around the neck, the text revealed.
Though people in the ancient world believed Alexandrian chamaedaphne could ease a headache, whether the cure really worked, let alone on a drunken headache, is unknown.
The 1,900-year-old papyrus containing the hangover treatment is one of over 500,000 such documents found in the ancient Egyptian town of Oxyrhynchus by researchers Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt about a century ago.
The study and publication of so many papyri is a long and slow task that has been going on for a century. Recently, volume 80 was published, containing studies and decipherments of about 30 medical papyri found at Oxyrhynchus, including the papyrus with the hangover treatment.
A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.
But in the study published by the journal Nature on Wednesday, honeybees - which get trucked from place to place to pollinate major crops like almonds- didn't show the significant ill effects that wild cousins like bumblebees did. This is a finding some experts found surprising. A second study published in the same journal showed that in lab tests bees are not repelled by the pesticides and in fact may even prefer pesticide coated crops, making the problem worse.
Bees of all kinds - crucial to pollinating plants, including major agricultural crops - have been in decline for several reasons. Pesticide problems are just one of many problems facing pollinators; this is separate from colony collapse disorder, which devastated honeybee populations in recent years but is now abating, experts said.
Exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides reduced the density of wild bees, resulted in less reproduction, and colonies that didn't grow when compared to bees not exposed to the pesticide, the study found.
Scientists in Sweden were able to conduct a study that was in the wild, but still had the in-the-lab qualities of having control groups that researchers covet. They used 16 patches of landscape, eight where canola seeds were coated with the pesticide and eight were they weren't and compared the two areas.
Jeb Bush (R-The 'Smart' One) is eating like a caveman, and he has literally shrunk in size.
The former Florida governor, expected to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, is on the popular Paleo diet, which is based on what are believed to be the eating habits of the Paleolithic hunters and gatherers.
For Paleo practitioners, lean meat and fruits and vegetables are in and processed foods, dairy products and sugary delights are out.
His son George P. Bush, the newly elected Texas land commissioner, talked Jeb and Jeb Bush Jr. into trying it, a source close to Bush said.
A bourbon theft ring targeting the Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey distilleries operated for years as a lucrative business, involving tens of thousands of dollars in whiskey, and the scheme began to unravel only when stolen barrels were discovered behind a shed, officials said.
The man accused of leading the ring was a rogue distillery employee - Gilbert "Toby" Curtsinger - who wore shirts promoting Buffalo Trace as he delivered the purloined barrels covered by a tarp in a pickup truck, according to authorities.
Curtsinger was among nine people indicted Tuesday on charges of spiriting away large volumes of whiskey, by the bottle and the barrel since 2008.
Curtsinger often relied on go-betweens to find customers, and some middle men are among the people under indictment, Farmer said. The group often made connections through softball tournaments, he said.
Devotees push the chariot of Rato Machhindranath during the chariot festival at Bungamati in Lalitpur April 22, 2015. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season.
Photo by Navesh Chitrakar
Ukraine, in a break with tradition that is certain to rile Moscow, is ditching the Soviet name for World War Two and aims to adopt the poppy, a mainly British wartime symbol, to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.
The moves, signaled by Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Wednesday, marked an attempt by Kiev to distance itself from Moscow's Soviet-style celebrations, planned for May 9, as the conflict with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine drags on.
In another break with the Soviet past, Kiev will align its calendar with that of its European allies by adding for the first time May 8 - known in the West as Victory in Europe Day - as a national holiday.
A decree signed by President Petro Poroshenko fixed May 8 as a day for reconciliation between those Ukrainians who fought only the Nazis with those who, after the war, went on to fight Soviet rule also.
It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.
But there is no such thing as routine remodeling when it comes to the most contested piece of real estate in Jerusalem, where the presence of a mere screwdriver can threaten to ignite religious tensions.
The carpet has sparked a verbal holy war over the hilltop compound, which is revered by Jews and Muslims whose competing claims often spill over into violence.
Israeli archaeological authorities say the repairs were carried out behind their backs, and an Israeli government minister urged an immediate halt to the work, claiming it might cause irreparable damage. Frustrated Israeli researchers say previously undocumented ancient floor designs were discovered when the old carpets were peeled off, but they didn't get a chance to document the designs before workmen covered them up with the new carpet.
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