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  • 50 years ago, a local man rode into history as a Freedom Rider in the Jim Crow South

    50 years ago, a local man rode into history as a Freedom Rider in the Jim Crow South
    Sometimes I'll tackle a white-hot topic in this space that inspires readers to become writers. Amid the slings and arrows of rejoinder, some gracious letter-writer might offer an attaboy for my "courage." And I smile. But not for the reason you...
  • Renting a car for your European trip

    Renting a car for your European trip
    Even with Europe's super-efficient public transportation system, there are times when it makes sense to rent a car. Having your own wheels is ideal for getting to more remote or rural places (that aren't covered as well by public transportation): England'...
  • Fighting season for Brown, lawmakers

    Fighting season for Brown, lawmakers
    SACRAMENTO — High-stakes bargaining is about to begin in California's Capitol. As the weather heats up in Sacramento every year, so does the intensity. There'll be bartering over wonky programs and policies that for most citizens would be...
  • Review: 'A Man Called Destruction' by Holly George-Warren

    Review: 'A Man Called Destruction' by Holly George-Warren
    In 1993, I persuaded the Tribune's then-arts editor to send me to Columbia, Mo., to report on the first show in almost 20 years of a cult band that loomed huge for those of us under its spell. Two University of Missouri undergrads had phoned the ever-...
  • Women's workplace struggles could someday be her dissertation

    Women's workplace struggles could someday be her dissertation
    Cathy Youngblood leaves home at 5 a.m., walks a mile in the dark and catches a Blue Line train at the Watts station. She transfers to the Red Line downtown, then boards a bus at Sunset and Vermont and gets to West Hollywood at 6:45, ready for her job as a...
  • A haunted Vietnam vet finally looks back in order to move ahead

    A haunted Vietnam vet finally looks back in order to move ahead
    For nearly two decades, Rick Ramage lived in a Redondo Beach bicycle shop owned by his longtime buddy. Both were Vietnam veterans. But Ramage, a Marine with H Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, didn't like talking about his tour of duty —...
  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
  • Release of Tyson Gillies long time coming

    Release of  Tyson Gillies long time coming
    My first conversation with IronPigs manager Dave Brundage this spring centered around Tyson Gillies. The 25-year-old had just reached base three times, stolen two bases and scored twice in a spring training game in Clearwater against the Blue Jays'...
  • Drivers show steep learning curve on SunRail

    Drivers show steep learning curve on SunRail
    Last week a SunRail car struck and killed a person for the first time. I'm sorry to say it likely won't be the last. People — whether curious, daring or drunk — have wandered onto tracks since the earliest trains began running hundreds...
  • As always, Roger Federer owns the night at the U.S. Open

    As always, Roger Federer owns the night at the U.S. Open
    It was a near perfect Friday night in the bustling suburb of Flushing. The temperature was cool, but not chilly. The lights were blazing at Citi Field for a Mets home game and the No. 7 train was delivering hordes of people from Manhattan to the Willets...