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  • John Kass: Does the 'Ring of Steel' gleam in the Russian sun?

    SOCHI, Russia -- What do you do in Sochi? I just arrived here, it's late, I'm exhausted, but I'm going to find out. That is, after I sleep for about a day and a half. The Winter Olympic Games open later this week, protected by a security cordon called...
  • Geographic Constraints Choke Hartford

    When scholar and author Xiangming Chen came to Trinity College several years ago to found the school's Center for Urban and Global Studies, he discovered that not much had been written about Hartford and other mid-sized cities in New England. He and...
  • Good mortgage broker can help self-employed refinance

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I've listened to Ilyce's radio show for years but never thought I'd have to ask for help. This is regarding my daughter. She and her husband have a mortgage and home equity loan, and have paid on both loans for...
  • Before selling Women & Children First bookstore, owners offer gift ideas

     Before selling Women & Children First bookstore, owners offer gift ideas
    We all love great stories. So, for Christmas gift ideas, I asked Linda Bubon and Ann Christophersen, owners of Women & Children First bookstore, to recommend five books with top-notch storytelling. Bubon and Christophersen announced this fall that...
  • The gang that can't shoot straight

    It's too early to write the history of the Obama administration. But, at this point, it looks like, for the most part, that history may be summed up in three words: coulda, woulda, shoulda. I "coulda" signed an immigration bill, but Congress was too...
  • Did agent mislead buyer into making high bid?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I bought a house for a bit under $2,000,000 in Los Altos, Calif. (about average for around here). The seller and I were both represented by (different) agents from the same local branch office. I was encouraged by...
  • Jonny Gomes May Not Have The Numbers, But He Has The Magic

    Jonny Gomes May Not Have The Numbers, But He Has The Magic
    ST. LOUIS — He doesn't pass most of the sabermetric tests. He had struggled mightily all postseason. He didn't have a single hit in the World Series. Until Shane Victorino was pulled from the starting lineup at the last minute because of lower-...
  • The future of arts journalism?

     The future of arts journalism?
    About a week before Christmas, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra put out a press release announcing the launch of a new "online multimedia magazine," titled CSO Sounds & Stories. The word journalism was underlined atop the announcement: "First Brand...
  • 10 Wishes for the New Year [Commentary]

    10 Wishes for the New Year [Commentary]
    Writer's note: And they said it wouldn't last … Today's is column No. 100. Thanks to my readers (even the haters) for the tremendous response. 1.) Our Libertarian and tea party friends would stop nominating candidates who screw up winnable races....
  • A novel about loss and family

    "The Lemon Orchard" by Luanne Rice, Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 286 pages, $29.50.   Julia and Peter Hughes have a daughter, Jenny, who has just gotten her driver's license. Peter and Julia are separating. Jenny is driving one car with Peter while...
  • Life Out Here: So this is art?

    Life Out Here: So this is art?
    PALM SPRINGS — They were pieces of cardboard boxes, mended together and stuck on the wall of the museum. Next to it was a cardboard packing box, also stuck to the wall. This was art, we were told. And it was art by the late and much-heralded...