| Mar 25, 2011
Leonard Weinglass, a crusading lawyer who championed radical and liberal causes and clients in some of the most controversial trials of the 1960s and '70s, including the Chicago 7 and Pentagon Papers cases, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 77.
| Nov 29, 2010
Leslie Nielsen, a serious actor who became a comic star with his career-changing roles in "Airplane!" and the "Naked Gun" comedies, died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.
Nielson died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home,...
| Jul 18, 2010
Now I know how Clarence Darrow felt during the Scopes Monkey Trial.
That's what it's like debating people who oppose Florida's education reforms. No amount of evidence will convince them because it violates their belief system. Accepting that...
| Jun 26, 2011
Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned
John A. Farrell
Doubleday: 400 pp., $32.50
For five stormy, pivotal decades, Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) was a towering figure in U.S. jurisprudence and politics. He served as defense lawyer for the people...
| Jul 20, 2011
A recent report by the Chicago Bar Foundation found more than a million low income people in Cook County need legal services, and there are only 300 legal aid attorneys to help them. The Legal Aid Society was started in the late 1800's by famous...
| Aug 25, 2011
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It is very probable that those who have any knowledge about the life of Clarence Darrow have only a most incomplete picture presented in the movie, "Inherit The Wind." In that fine film, they saw an aging, wise and able defense for John Scopes in the...
| Sep 6, 2011
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Today's retirement communities often exceed buyers' wildest expectations. Amazing fitness center? Check. Multiple dining venues? Check. Transportation, university courses, lively locations? Check, check, and check.
You may be interested to know that many...
| Sep 23, 2011
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World renowned defense attorney Clarence Darrow spent a few days in Northern Michigan in 1924 while conducting background and character research on Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, summer resorters in Charlevoix.
Young Leopold and Loeb had been charged...
| Nov 23, 2011
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Tony award-nominated actor Laurence Luckinbill will play the Jewish patriarch Abraham in a new one-man play, "Abraham," by the actor on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Unity of Greater Hartford, the spiritual center at 919 Ellington Road (Route 30) in...
| May 22, 2011
From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ
Jerry Yang with Mark Tabb
Yang's memoir of becoming a world-class poker champion starts with his family, along with thousands of other Hmong, fleeing their Laotian homeland during the Vietnam...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:17 AM
Memoir writing: How do you turn a life story into something more than a slog through boring facts? Perhaps Carol LaChapelle has an answer. 11 a.m., University Center/Multimedia Room
— Judy Hevrdejs, reporter
Tavern recipes: Susan and Drew...
| Oct 1, 2008
On the morning of Oct. 1, 1910, shortly after 1 a.m., a series of explosions rocked the Los Angeles Times building. An entire six-floor wing of the stone structure was thrown free of its foundation. Then all at once the building's south wall, the Broadway...