| Jun 1, 2011
| 5:50 PM
As he tries to deliver on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign promise of a parent contract, the new chief executive of Chicago Public Schools is meeting with parents to figure out what such an agreement should contain.
CPS’ new schools chief Jean-...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 11:35 AM
I was in the CNN green room in Washington Sunday when I heard about the death of pioneering CBS newsman Mike Wallace at 93 Sunday.
Being a live show, host Howie Kurtz and the CNN team scrapped the planned opening and went with a segment on Wallace that I...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 1:42 PM
The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes award today had a big gap -- there was no winner in the fiction category, which must have ticked off a whole lot of marketing execs. What will they do with all the "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize" stickers they had printed up for...
| Jan 6, 2012
Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99.
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Can you do a play about an invisible man? About an African-American whom others simply refuse to see? Ralph Ellison, it seems fair to surmise, thought probably not. Not well, anyway. Not something that would do justice to the moment, shortly after the end...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 12:38 PM
WASHINGTON—Addressing mayors from across the country, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel on Friday touted his plan to transform the City Colleges of Chicago by tailoring the curriculum at individual campuses to meet employers’ needs for workers in...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:58 PM
As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year:
"The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
| Dec 18, 2011
Daisy Alaeze moved one step closer to a Roland Park school record Saturday. She scored a game-high 20 points to power the No. 11 Reds past Collegiate School (Va.), 53-26.
Alaeze has 1,064 career points and passed Kelsey Twist Schroeder at 1,048 to take...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people.
So it was painful to watch last week as the will of the people was overturned and one of Arizona's duly elected representatives was forced from office. It wasn't a recall...
| Feb 21, 2012
Bassist for rock band MC5
Michael Davis, 68, the bassist of influential late 1960s rock band MC5, died Friday of liver failure at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., said his wife, Angela Davis.
The Motor City Five, later known as MC5,...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:20 PM
The Nation of Islam teaches a different kind of Islam from the one I know.
So I wanted to take part of Black History Month to explore the organization, which is closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement but never far from controversy.