| May 31, 2012
Life is different driving 200 miles an hour.
The magnitude of what you're doing — traveling fast enough to lift a loaded Boeing 747 off the ground — is belied by a surprisingly calm environment. It's quiet, almost, save for some low wind...
| May 24, 2012
| 2:33 PM
Since the weekend, Las Vegas has served as a sort of glitzy Maryland West -- with government and business leaders from the state attending the Global Retail Real Estate Convention in droves.
With galas and events at casinos, the annual four-day...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Malcolm Gladwell, author of best-selling books like The Tipping Point and Outliers, said in a recent interview that people in 50 years won’t remember Steve Jobs. On the other hand, Gladwell does believe Bill Gates will go down in history, not for...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Paula Poundstone lives in Santa Monica, Calif. "We're near the Jack in the Box," she says. "But I don't like to brag."
And although she doesn't perform her stand-up comedy in Chicago often, she's here all the time. She's become almost as well-known as a...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:03 PM
One thing to know about our book club
Our book club's name is "Reading Between the WINES." WINES is an acronym for "Women Interested in Nonfiction ExcluSively." All of our selections are nonfiction, which provides very lively discussions.
| Aug 6, 2012
When Steve Bernas took over as CEO of the Chicago region's Better Business Bureau, the only employer he's ever known as a professional, it was a baptism by fire.
Bernas was being groomed to take over, but he only took the reins in 2007 because his...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:42 PM
We copy editors like to think of ourselves as guarantors of accuracy, protectors of the reader, guardians of the language, and other noble roles. But the plain fact is that our basic task is to keep people from making asses of themselves in public. ...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:52 AM
Several times, reading the comments beneath an online article about religion, I've come upon remarks along the lines of: "Really? A magic being in the sky?" Terry Eagleton, in "Reason, Faith, and Revolution," refers to this pseudo-critique as the Yeti...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 4:35 PM
David Mitchell, a prize-winning literary novelist with strong experimental credentials, enters the L.A. Times bestseller list this week at No. 2 with his new novel, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet." The De Zoet (pronounced "de-Zoot") of the title.....
| Jan 12, 2012
| 9:35 PM
As he adjusts to double teams, Lakers center Andrew Bynum could improve his game by working on the little things in other parts of his game....
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Yesterday (October 4th) was Derrick Rose’s 23rd birthday—apparently he’s a New Year’s baby, and besides the fact that it makes me ill that we are the same age and he is infinitely more rich then I probably ever will be, it...