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  • Rachel Marsden: Obama's video-game interventionism is no help to Europe

    U.S. President Barack Obama, the premature Nobel Peace Prize winner, appears to have finally pried himself away from the gaming console and gone outside for some fresh air. Hopefully he'll stay there so Europe can recover from its hangover -- and from...
  • Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities

    Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities
    Every year when awards season rolls around, the local media flutter with news of the Chicago connections. When the Amazon series "Transparent" won best TV comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes, loud note was taken of the fact that its creator, Jill Soloway,...
  • Martin Luther King's sons drop one of two lawsuits over father's legacy

    Martin Luther King's sons drop one of two lawsuits over father's legacy
    The long-standing squabbles among the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s children may soon be over – or at least hidden from public view.¬† On Thursday, the slain civil rights icon’s sons dropped their lawsuit against the Martin Luther...
  • Obama's behavior is shameful

    When more than a million people marched in the streets of Paris to demonstrate against the killing of members of the Charlie Hebdo magazine staff by barbaric, Muslim extremists, the demonstration was led by more than 40 world leaders who marched arm-in-...
  • V.S. Naipaul and Paul Theroux reconcile at Jaipur Literary Festival

    V.S. Naipaul and Paul Theroux reconcile at Jaipur Literary Festival
    Former friends and longtime enemies V.S. Naipaul and Paul Theroux had a public reconciliation at the Jaipur Literary Festival in India this week. Naipaul, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2001, is notoriously irascible. A celebration of his...
  • Winston Churchill, a man for all times

    Winston Churchill, a man for all times
    It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturday the British are remembering with more than nostalgia, it is both. The times in Churchill's case...
  • Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83

    Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83
    Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. He was 83. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Chicago Cubs' first African American player on Sept. 17, 1953,...
  • Ernie Banks: 1931-2015 —Considered one of baseball's greatest ambassadors

    Ernie Banks, one of baseball's most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. Known worldwide as "Mr. Cub," Banks became the Cubs first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-...
  • Eight observations on the widely covered study in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control on how fist bumps are far more sanitary than handshakes

     
    Wednesday's print column 1. The whole thing sounds like a middle-school science project. Using one rubber glove dipped into a "bacterial broth" (yum!), and a sterilized second glove, a biochemist and a doctoral candidate at Aberystwyth University, Wales,...
  • In 2019, Chicago's minimum wage of $13 may not seem such a big deal

    In 2019, Chicago's minimum wage of $13 may not seem such a big deal
    Chicago is raising its minimum hourly wage to $13 … by the middle of 2019. You can mark your calendar for July 2019 precisely. That's more than four years from now and one of the few certainties in all of this. Because you know what can happen in...
  • Single molecule microscopy shows infamous HIV spikes in action

    Single molecule microscopy shows infamous HIV spikes in action
    Using powerful microscopes, scientists have observed the weaponry of HIV in action and gained key insights that may finally allow researchers to create a vaccine capable of fighting the virus that causes AIDS. The sophisticated imaging technology...