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Building success

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Sorting success from failure in the recent cultural-project building boom.

Cold case is hot again

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Centuries ago, falling temperatures across Europe spelled danger for suspected witches.

Writers’ blocks

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A bookcase full of potboilers, mysteries, satires—and even some great books—have the same backdrop: the University of Chicago.

Song birds

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As fans flock to new music, some surprising cities lead the way.

College prep

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The International Baccalaureate program raises high schoolers’ chances of attending—and finishing—college.

Boarding call

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A Chicago astrophysicist calculates the fastest way to get airplane passengers into their seats.

Stop gap

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Lack of skills outweighs race as a factor in wage disparity.

After the attacks

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A new survey examines how American opinions have shifted since 9/11.

On the up and up

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Economist Bruce Meyer studies the myth of the middle-class squeeze.

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