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Known for writing pop hits, Bruce Hornsby ventures into classical and jazz p...
The pianist who spent 25 years writing pop hits says he's long been interested in the work of Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg and others. Now he's sharing that interest with his audience.
How We Learn book cover...
This back-to-school season, it's time to reevaluate a few common assumptions about how best to study. Benedict Carey, the author of How We Learn, says science shows that discipline isn't everything.
The Mokelumne Wilderness is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, east of ...
A Sacramento man went on a fishing trip in the California mountains, but lost his way as he searched for bait. After days spent stranded and hungry, he spelled out a cry for help with tree branches.
Demonstrators protest the death of Michael Brown on Friday in Ferguson, Mo. ...
In Ferguson, Mo., some younger and older residents have differing views on whether violence among protesters is appropriate and how best to effect change.
Tess Vigeland speaks with John Allen, associate editor with The Boston Globe, about Pope Francis' recent comments that appear to support the use of force against the the Islamic State.
Love is Strange stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a couple whose marriage, after 39 years together, is the start of a very complicated story.