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  • An apple for the Apple

    By Marty Kaplan

    April 10, 2013 | 11:21 am

    I ain’t letting no computer grade this column.  No way.

    For one thing, essay-grading software can’t tell the difference between the intentional errors I just made and the kind of mistakes that would torpedo a college or job application.  For another, who needs a machine to tell...

  • Interview: NFL Prospect Sam Schwartzstein

    By Jeremy Fine

    March 4, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    Over the last few years the NFL draft has brought us some great stories. Starting with Taylor Mays and Gabe Carimi. Last year Mitchell Schwartz got all the press, while Alex Hoffman-Ellis and Alex Gottlieb drew some attention as well. This year we have Sam Schwartzstein out of...

  • Jewish economist Alvin Roth ‘surprised,’ ‘delighted’ by Nobel Prize

    October 15, 2012 | 8:05 am

    U.S. economist Alvin Roth, winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for economics on Monday with colleague Lloyd Shapley, was "surprised" and "delighted" when he got the midnight call at his California home telling him he had won.

    "I am having my first sip of coffee right now," said Roth,...

  • Jewish doctor from New York co-recipient of Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    October 10, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Robert J. Lefkowitz, a Jewish physician and path-breaking biochemist from New York, has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Brian K. Kobilka, a researcher at California’s Stanford University.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012 went to the scientists for “groundbreaking...

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  • The Mayor’s Eyes and Ears

    By Mike Levy

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jennifer Stein wears two hats at City Hall. You could say one of them is a kippah.

    The recent Stanford University grad, 23, is the South Valley Area director in Mayor James Hahn's Office of the Neighborhood Advocate. She is also Hahn's liaison to the Jewish community.

    The...

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