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  • John Kass: After Stephanopoulos, I am boycotting all the talking heads

    Some of you are probably done with ABC News over the George Stephanopoulos embarrassment. Of course, you wouldn't be wrong to boycott ABC News. You might be a fool not to. If you have any pretension to intellectual honesty, you either boycott ABC News...
  • Rachel Marsden: Fewer publicity stunts, more results needed against Islamic State

    PARIS -- Pentagon officials are touting the success of a Delta Force special operations commando raid in Syria last weekend that resulted in the dispatch of about a dozen Islamic State riffraff. Not to take anything away from Delta Force, which is...
  • Shamir gets at raw truth on 'Ratchet,' and you can dance to it

    Shamir gets at raw truth on 'Ratchet,' and you can dance to it
    On the opening track of his debut album, "Ratchet" (XL), Shamir welcomes the listener to his hometown. If "Vegas" is sin city, he asks with the unhurried air of someone who's been out in the desert sun all day, does that mean he's already in hell? The...
  • Ask Amy: Mother wants to stop taking the kids to see Granny

    Ask Amy: Mother wants to stop taking the kids to see Granny
    Dear Amy: My mother didn't like having kids. She never laughed or enjoyed us when we were growing up, and she's similar in her attitude toward her grandchildren. I once asked her why she had my brother and me so young, and she said, "It's just what...
  • Ask Amy: Hubby holds the key to daughter's estrangement

     Ask Amy: Hubby holds the key to daughter's estrangement
    Dear Amy: I'm a mom. My three children are all in their 20s. I have not spoken to my middle child in over 10 months. I'm sad about being estranged and dumbfounded as to why. She moved nearby but is unwilling to set foot in our house. Instead, her dad...
  • Like the blues? Thank a hippie

    News that B.B. King has died aggravates my anecdotage, the stage of life in which every new development reminds you of an old story. I was not much of a blues fan before I, as a young Chicago reporter in March of 1972, was enlightened by Riley B. "B.B."...
  • Rural Society review: Jose Garces opens a beef lover's dream

    Rural Society review: Jose Garces opens a beef lover's dream
    Jose Garces is a brand name in Philadelphia, where he owns 11 of his 16 restaurants, but the Chicago-born, Humboldt Park-raised chef is a relative unknown in his hometown. Were it not for Mercat a la Planxa, his spiffy Spaniard in the Blackstone Hotel,...
  • Pushing the envelope, gently

    Pushing the envelope, gently
    When it comes to Harvest Room, an ambitious 2-year-old restaurant in southwest suburban Palos Heights, chef Jonathan Harootunian is pulling out some of the stops. "Nobody (nearby) is doing these kinds of things," he says of his most creative impulses....
  • What if we didn't have video?

    Once again, what a difference a video makes. As soon as I saw the cellphone video of the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston Police Department in South Carolina, I wondered how the apologists for police...
  • Ask Amy: Pets dominate our lives — and this column

    Ask Amy: Pets dominate our lives — and this column
    Dear Readers: I've stepped away from my desk for a few days. While I'm gone, please enjoy these "Best Of" questions. Today's theme is pets. Dear Amy: My dog for 2 1/2 years recently ran away. I found her last week living with another family. The other...
  • Chicago company employs only veterans, shows how work is a mission

    Chicago company employs only veterans, shows how work is a mission
    Mark Doyle saw a problem that made him mad. Veterans who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan were returning home and not finding jobs. Some were homeless, some just barely making ends meet. Doyle, a Chicago businessman who has worked for President Bill...