University of Washington

  • Columns

    October 31, 2013

    Is Naming a Baseball Team the Chihuahuas Racist?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexican restaurants play such loud music?

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    [UPDATED with USC Clarifies:] Dr. Van Vu of California Pain Center in Fountain Valley Probed for String of 16 Patient Deaths

    See the update at the end of this post where the University of Southern California clarifies the doctor's ties to the LA institution.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 15, 3:16 P.M.: The Medical Board of California has launched an investigation into 16 deaths connected to powerful narcotics prescribed by a Fountai ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2012

    Chris Kluwe's Game Changer

    The Los Al High grad and Minnesota Vikings punter is prying open America's last closet: major-league sports

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    'Gaydar' No Joke, Researchers Say; OC's Gay Grand Poobah Not Schocked

    Maybe it's the twinkle in their eyes. New research at the University of Washington shows that a lot of folks do have gaydar, the ability to size up a person's sexual orientation, simply by looking at their faces, although researchers say little is known about how such judgments are formed.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    On the Line: Anne Eng of Panfiniti, Part Two

    ​Before heading to the commissary for supplies, Anne Eng found the time to meet outside one of her favorite places, Diamond Jamboree's Lollicup. She quips about her adventures in driving the Panfiniti lonchera and how she prefers to spend her free time. While part one's answers may have a lot to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Scientists: The More Water a Chile Pepper Gets, the Spicier it Becomes

    ​There are many factors that go into the growing of a great chile pepper: terroir, climate, seeds, proper irrigation and the like. But it seems that the latter attribute is the most important.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    University of Washington Conducts Expensive Study, Discovers Junk Food Is Cheaper Than Healthy Food

    ​A paper recently published in the Health Affairs professional journal suggests that eating healthy foods costs more than eating unhealthy foods.Gee, thanks, Captain Obvious!The paper, by Pablo Monsivais, Anju Aggarwal and Adam Drewnowski of the University of Washington and based on a survey of 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    This Week in Food: Taco Gorging by Kobayashi, Beerfest and Junk Food!

    ​This edition of our weekly food roundup should be called "This Week in Junk" considering all of the stories related to Taco Bell, competitive eating and beer. We've got lots of other junk food stories, as well as some healthier ones, for you right after the jump!

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Why Are Bean Sprouts So Damn Prone to E. Coli and Salmonella?

    Flickr user therealbrute​German officials are now discounting news that the horrible E. coli outbreak spreading across Europe was not caused by contaminated bean sprouts, as they previously thought. It wasn't an entirely foolish theory, like that one that blamed the Spaniards for unsanitary condit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    It's a Bummer Summer for Air Travelers

    ​Do your summer travel plans involve stepping onto a plane?Then you'll love reading this: while it's been a busy one for an industry still licking its financial wounds from 9/11, a battered economy and rising fuel prices, so many flights are being canceled that passengers are near-universally find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2007

    More Dead Birds

    Earlier this year, an impressive number of birds died near the mouth of the Santa Ana River. The cause of the deaths was never discovered. Today, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that seabirds all along the West Coast have been dying in exceptionally large numbers. This is the third year that s ... More >>

  • Film

    June 22, 2006

    Slam Dunk

    How the story of a high school basketball team ended up much more

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2006

    The Chicano All-Stars Strike Back

    There are few things lamer than Chicano yaktivists whining about negative coverage that shed light on sordid truths. It happened earlier this year when the Los Angeles Times published an epic four-part series on the once-proud United Farm Workers, an organization that went from the moral center of t ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Jesus Kills

    The end of the world is coming, and some OC Christians cant wait

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Science Friction

    UCI physics professor takes on Michael Crichton, global warming

  • Features

    September 9, 2004

    Memory & Manipulation

    The trials of Elizabeth Loftus, defender of the wrongly accused

  • Columns

    December 26, 2002
  • Columns

    September 13, 2001

    Real Women Wear Black?

    Scabs and Raiders on Labor Day weekend

  • Columns

    December 14, 2000


    Commie Girl goes shopping so you dont have to!

  • News

    February 17, 2000


    Rohrabacher torches latest global-warming report

  • Columns

    July 15, 1999

    The Few, the Proud, the Spies

    Spying on civilians was part of El Toros mission