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  • South Florida engineer becomes Obama's chosen poet

    South Florida engineer becomes Obama's chosen poet
    On a sunny South Miami morning, Richard Blanco took the podium at a groundbreaking ceremony for his latest project on Sunset Drive. It was spring 2008, and Blanco had directed the renovation of the busy avenue, urbanizing the stretch that serves as the...
  • My Word: Citizens as 'Superman'

    " Waiting for 'Superman'," Davis Guggenheim's theatric challenge to the American public education system will constantly replay in your mind long after you walk out of the theater doors. Whose responsible for educating our children? Whose job is it to...
  • Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West

    Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West
    Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93. For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...
  • Black History Month: A culinary journey

    Black History Month: A culinary journey
    Stylishly dressed couples stare back from a sepia-toned photograph on the cover of "High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey From Africa to America" (Bloomsbury, $26), by Jessica Harris. In this picture, from the 1920s, facial expressions foreshadow the same...
  • Linda C. Black Horoscopes for July 26, 2011

    Today's Birthday (07/26/11). Change brings luck this year, despite any initial discomfort. You reaffirm a distant connection that proves mutually profitable. Loved ones and your own common sense get you through any trials, a little older and wiser....
  • Poetic justice

    A good anthology is like a dartboard in a crowded bar on a Saturday night. Everybody lines up to take their best shot. Everybody wants the chance to squint, aim and let fly. The more august and monumental and definitive-seeming the anthology —...
  • Album review: Common, 'The Dreamer/The Believer'

    Album review: Common, 'The Dreamer/The Believer'
    3 stars (out of 4) Common spent so much of his career proffering earnest tales of self-empowerment and moral struggle that his 2008 album, “Universal Mind Control,” came as a shock to his followers. Brimming with lackluster club-oriented...
  • Oprah: The view from Section 303

    Oprah: The view from Section 303
    Unless someone invites me to the Academy Awards and Grammys, I will never be in the company of so many celebrities again. My wife was lucky enough to get us tickets to Oprah's Surprise Spectacular at the United Center on Tuesday. Based on everything I...
  • "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular" highlight sheet

    "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular" highlight sheet
    "The Oprah Winfrey Show" taped two shows on May 17 at Chicago's United Center. Featuring the biggest stars in movies, television and music, the shows were a surprise for Oprah Winfrey from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" producers. The shows will air on...
  • Interior secretary orders fix to quote on Martin Luther King Memorial

    Interior secretary orders fix to quote on Martin Luther King Memorial
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he's ordered park officials to fix a paraphrased quote chiseled into the new Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall. Salazar told the Washington Post on Friday that National Park officials have 30 days to...
  • Understanding Brandon Marshall

    Understanding Brandon Marshall
    The call comes from an unknown number. I pick up and hear an unfamiliar voice. "This is Brandon Marshall. ... I understand you're trying to find out some information about me." Marshall — the biggest, and riskiest, addition to the Bears this...