| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Sun-Times Media Group, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, has reached a tentative agreement with the Chicago Newspaper Guild on a new three-year contract, ending 15 months of negotiations.
The deal, announced Monday, includes new benefits for nearly...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:46 PM
As Maya Vidal writhes on a filthy mattress, hog-tied with an electrical cord, she wonders how much worse this confinement by killers is going to get once the pangs of her drug addictions kick in.
Readers of Isabel Allende's new novel, “Maya's...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:54 AM
World War II lasted six years, but Rick Atkinson needed 14 years to complete his massive trilogy on the conflict. That turned out to be time well spent. Now the wait for the concluding volume of “The Liberation Trilogy,” his magisterial...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Alberto Reyes looked across the well-kept field at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep during pregame warm-up drills Saturday evening and declared it a beautiful place for a baseball game.
Two weeks after their originally scheduled game, players and coaches...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:02 PM
"Banana" George Blair loved yellow. When he water-skied barefoot, which he did into his 80s in theme park shows, he wore a yellow wetsuit and was towed by a yellow boat.
But it didn't stop there. "Banana" George, who drove a yellow Lincoln and lived...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:20 AM
The Department of Agriculture reported recently that in four of America's largest cities — New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Denver — nearly one home out of 100 keeps chickens either for a fresh egg supply or as pets, giving rise to chicken...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Protesters targeted the Chicago Sun-Times today after the newspaper laid off its entire staff of photographers.
The newspaper announced last week it had laid off all of its 28 full-time still photographers.
The Chicago Newspaper Guild has asked the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The special prosecutor probing the 2004 death of David Koschman said in a court filing today that his potentially explosive report detailing the conduct of Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors in the case should remain sealed until after the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Serial killers leave me cold. And it's not just because they relentlessly slaughter defenseless human beings; that, of course, is a definite turnoff, but we often have to put up with unpleasant proclivities in our friends and relatives, do we not?
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:02 PM
John Casablancas, the brash upstart who transformed the modeling business in the late 1970s when he founded the Elite agency and turned its young beauties — including Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bundchen and Naomi Campbell — into celebrities,...
| Jan 5, 2013
With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...