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THE WORD: Another year has gone by

“The Magpie” by Claude Monet (1869) is a painting in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay, Paris (Public Domain). Monet painted over 100 snowscapes and this painting is one of his largest in size and in popularity. “The Magpie” is

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Do “self-cleaning” elevator buttons really work?

Do “self-cleaning” elevator buttons really work? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin Do “self-cleaning” elevator buttons really work? Without rigorous independent studies, experts say it’s hard to verify claims of “self-cleaning” or “antiviral” surfaces that have popped up during the pandemic. But they

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Duke-Pittsburgh basketball game put on hold

Pittsburgh head coach Jeff Capel greets Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski before a game last season (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Duke’s scheduled game against Pittsburgh at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday has become the latest ACC basketball game to be postponed

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THE WORD: A wonderful gift

PHOTO CAPTION: “Adoration of the Shepherds” (1609) by Caravaggio is a painting held in the collection of the Regional Museum of Messina, Italy (Public Domain).  Caravaggio is known as a master of the use of light in his paintings. The