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  • Ask Amy: Take road trip to reconnect with son

     Ask Amy: Take road trip to reconnect with son
    Dear Amy: My 19-year-old son has grown very distant. I got divorced when he was 14. Afterward our relationship was the best I could manage, considering a parenting schedule of every other Sunday. Prior to the divorce we were very close and spent a lot...
  • Can androids pray for digital salvation?

    Can robots make good Christians? As computer science races ahead, at least one forward-looking Florida pastor sees a future for the faith in whatever passes for a soul in robots, androids, cyborgs and other forms of artificial intelligence. No, I'm not...
  • Ask Amy: Are quips a good 'comeback' to bullies?

     Ask Amy: Are quips a good 'comeback' to bullies?
    Dear Readers: Please enjoy this "Best Of" column while I'm away. I return next week. Dear Amy: My 12-year-old son started at a new school, where he has become a target for verbal bullying by a few older guys. The school is doing its best to control...
  • 'Engagement' is a buzzword worth making noise about

     'Engagement' is a buzzword worth making noise about
    I'm no fan of buzzwords. I dislike them so much I created my own buzzword to describe the fight against overused workplace gibberish: dynamic jargon disruption. It's a phrase I'm hoping will catch on, but even a nationally renowned dynamic jargon...
  • Alabama Shakes shake up their sound

    Alabama Shakes shake up their sound
    In 2012, when Alabama Shakes released its debut album, "Boys & Girls," the studio was not the band's friend. Songs that popped in concert sounded relatively constrained on record. The melodies were strong but fell into a retro pocket, evoking soul and...
  • Ask Amy: Aunt worries about hosting drug addict

     Ask Amy: Aunt worries about hosting drug addict
    Dear Readers: I've stepped away from my column for a few days. Please enjoy this "Best Of" column in my absence. I return next week. Dear Amy: I come from a big family, and we all come together on Christmas Eve every year. I plan to host the event at my...
  • Rhiannon Giddens stepping out from the Chocolate Drops

    Rhiannon Giddens stepping out from the Chocolate Drops
    The year leading up to Rhiannon Giddens' first solo album, "Tomorrow is my Turn" (Nonesuch), was full of zigs and zags, a whirlwind of shows and recording sessions that had her performing in a variety of contexts, some a good musical distance from her...
  • Chance the Rapper's grand plan to unite 'young creatives'

    Chance the Rapper's grand plan to unite 'young creatives'
    On a brutally cold late winter afternoon, an open-mic event at the Chicago Cultural Center was packing them in. More than 250 high school students lined up to enter the Claudia Cassidy Theater, where their school ID's were checked by young adults...
  • Ask Amy: Older woman has an age-old problem

    Ask Amy: Older woman has an age-old problem
    Dear Readers: I've stepped away from my column for a few days. Enjoy these "Best Of" Q and A in my absence. I'll be back next week. Dear Amy: I am 75 years old — active, attractive and feel like I'm 25. I'm enrolled at a community college taking...
  • John Kass: Hillary's just another average American who's awaited her due

    The magnolia tree in our front yard is bursting with color, all pink and white and signaling to the world that spring is here, and all I could think of was this: Hillary must be nigh. For I could all but feel her powers. Suburban Chicago, where I live,...
  • Ask Amy: With the weddings come the questions

     Ask Amy: With the weddings come the questions
    Dear Readers: I've stepped away from my column for a few days. Please enjoy these "Best Of" Q and A in my absence. I'll be back with fresh questions and answers next week. Dear Amy: My friend, "Joe" and I have had a pretty uneven friendship for about 20...