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  • Review: 'Powers of Two' by Joshua Wolf Shenk

    Who wouldn't want to keep reading a book that opens with an intimate, real-time replication of the creative process that brought us the Beatles? On March 29, 1967, around two p.m., John Lennon came to Paul McCartney's house in London, and they headed up...
  • A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'

    A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'
    The heroic life of Nelson Mandela has inspired uncounted tributes and probably will do so for years to come. But one of the most promising will unfold Thursday night, when the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival presents the world premiere of "Homage to...
  • A look at HS football games on TV

    If you want to see whether Miramar will beat St. Thomas Aquinas for the fourth consecutive year, you’ll have to buy a ticket for the Sept. 20 game at Miramar. That matchup isn’t set to be televised, but you can check out some other high...
  • Rioting requires police response [Letter]

    Rioting requires police response [Letter]
    As an Army officer in the late 1960s, I was trained in riot control, responding to the race riots in Washington, D.C. after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and just before my departure to Vietnam. I have a simple solution. You see the use of...
  • Race is still an issue [Letter]

    Race is still an issue [Letter]
    I am slowly losing faith in this nation, my nation, in its seeming inability to put race-related issues in our past. From a racial perspective, it sometimes feels like we are still on a slippery slope. That is simply unconscionable. People still fight...
  • Should Tinker Field stay or be demolished?

    Should Tinker Field stay or be demolished?
    In regards to Tinker Field, I'm going to paraphrase The Clash: "Should it stay or should it go?" Around the time Germany and England were fighting World War I, baseball was beginning to be played at what is today Tinker Field. Named after Hall of Fame...
  • Michael Brown laid to rest with recollections and calls to action

    ST. LOUIS Shortly before Michael Brown died, his stepmother was admitted to the hospital. He became convinced she wasn't going to make it. "Because I've been dreaming about death," Cal Brown recalled her stepson saying, recounting a conversation at his...
  • Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide

    Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide
    This past week's racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community — one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader...
  • James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
  • Watching James Brown tribute at the Bowl, thinking of Ferguson

    Watching James Brown tribute at the Bowl, thinking of Ferguson
    "What would James Brown do?" Anyone who knows the groundbreaking soul singer's biography understands that's not a question that inoculates against trouble. But in certain circumstances, such as when America is paying witness to the Ferguson, Mo., racial...
  • Negotiations for a baseball stadium in Winter Park strike out

    Negotiations for a baseball stadium in Winter Park strike out
    The city’s efforts to attract a minor-league baseball stadium ended today, when the Brevard County Manatees halted negotiations to build a new baseball stadium and parking garage in the city as the new home for its team. The Brevard Manatees, a...