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  • In Ferguson, a race to be wrong

    The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about...
  • John Kass: Chicago's Little League team worth watching

    America tells stories to itself in images, funny ones, sad ones, selfies we send out over our phones with snarky comments. But lately, the ones that get the most traction are the angry ones. They seize us like hands around our throats. And that's what...
  • Ask Amy: Funeral director can't bury job frustration

    Ask Amy: Funeral director can't bury job frustration
    Dear Amy: I work as a funeral director and embalmer in a small, family-run funeral home. I take a lot of pride in my work. I spend countless hours and tons of energy ensuring that every detail of my clients' funerals goes off without a hitch. You can...
  • Rachel Marsden: Hackers are after more than just personal info

    A cyberattack on Community Health Systems Inc., a private hospital network, in April and June resulted in the theft of non-medical data of 4.5 million Americans, including names, addresses, birthdates, phone numbers and Social Security numbers,...
  • Restaurant review: Boltwood, in Evanston ★★

    Restaurant review: Boltwood, in Evanston ★&#9733
    Brian Huston had no idea that his 2-month-old Evanston restaurant, Boltwood, would be so popular. Or so noisy. The popularity he loves. Huston had made a name for himself as the opening chef de cuisine at The Publican, where he worked for six years, but...
  • Ask Amy: Dad's debts litter daughter's property

    Ask Amy: Dad's debts litter daughter's property
    Dear Amy: My father has been living with my fiance and me for almost two years. The idea was that he would find his own place as soon as he could. We never asked him for anything except to tinker around and fix things around our place. My fiance is...
  • Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness

    Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness
    I went to Mexico and read a book by a Canadian author that made me think about work in America. My vacations tend to be kind of weird that way. With a week off, I felt the need to unplug from the screens that dominate our working lives, so I settled...
  • Ask Amy: Mom says daughter's guy isn't good enough

    Ask Amy: Mom says daughter's guy isn't good enough
    Dear Amy: My 24-year-old college-graduate daughter has been dating a young man, "Reggie," for three years. He is still finding his way, as are most millennials at that age. He is starting graduate school in the fall to get a Master of Fine Arts,...
  • Ask Amy: Man wants to reinvent his dating life

    Ask Amy: Man wants to reinvent his dating life
    Dear Amy: I am a 32-year-old male. I have been in a string of monogamous relationships for the past 18 years, the shortest of which was one year and the longest, ending in divorce two years ago, was 81/2 years. All of my relationships (5 in total) were...
  • Robin Williams and how brilliant ideas are born

     Robin Williams and how brilliant ideas are born
    Even without Robin Williams' death last week, I might have been reminded of a quiet, thoughtful conversation he and I once had about the process behind his distinctive comedy. Williams spoke of taking a concept on stage, attempting to connect unrelated...
  • Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide

     Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide
    Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Back then, it was reasonable to expect that by 2014, America would be a fully integrated nation in which equality prevailed. But as the events in Ferguson,...