| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:20 PM
"A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:50 PM
With the usual fanfare and self-regard we have come to expect from the New York Times editorial board, the prestigious paper has changed its mind about pot. It now believes that the federal ban on the substance should be lifted and that the whole issue...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Often values come down to what is right and what is wrong. Regrettably, the conservatives are wrong. When you're intolerant of others who are different from you, you're wrong. I don't care how many hallelujahs you say.
An ounce of prevention is worth...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:17 PM
The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History."
Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON--Even as President Obama continues to insist that there will be no return of American "boots on the ground" in Iraq, stark reality is severely testing what has come to be known as the Obama Doctrine--that the use of U.S. military power has...
| Aug 9, 2014
In its messy, uncertain evolution toward democracy, Myanmar is reconstructing a crippled university system.
That's where the remodeled garage in DeKalb comes into play, in a vital way.
The building, under the shade of an oak tree on Northern...
| Aug 8, 2014
Literature thrives on repression. At certain times, and under certain regimes, it has been thought by many to be not worth just making sacrifices for, but actually worth dying for, and the more autocratic the government, the greater cachet it possesses in...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LOCARNO - For decades now, Luc Besson, a director who gave French cinema a huge shot of mainstream action-traction and grandfathered - though not old himself - a new generation of Gallic action directors, has been dubbed, and sometimes dismissed in his...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton has been everywhere promoting her new memoir "Hard Choices" and not answering the question of whether she's planning to run for president in 2016. But there's no way the supposed front-runner for the Democratic nomination would ever...
| Aug 3, 2014
Shutsung Liao, a biochemist and professor emeritus at the University of Chicago's Ben May Department for Cancer Research, spent much of his life investigating prostate cancer and contributed to the development of a drug that is also used to treat male...