| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:04 PM
The New Black Panthers and Geraldo Rivera have something in common.
They're both nuts.
And they both show how the rhetoric surrounding the Trayvon Martin case can veer off the path of impassioned but reasonable discussion and onto a one-way street to...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:22 AM
First came his birthday, then an IPO debut, then marriage. It was a busy week for Mark Zuckerberg, but the Facebook creator managed to find to time to tie the knot.
Zuckerberg and his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan exchanged vows over the weekend...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:52 AM
GM Unfriending Facebook
Facebook’s IPO may have set records last week, but General Motors isn’t impressed, as they’ve decided to discontinue advertising on the social network. Mark Zuckerberg shouldn’t take the decision...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:56 PM
A new book suggests that ambitious women should "lean in" to achieve success.
What do we mean by "an ambitious woman"? What defines "achieving success"? Most important, what is "a new book"?
OK, I know the answer to that one: A new book is where we...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:50 AM
It's finally happened: Facebook exceeded 1 billion users.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that his social media site had hit the milestone.
"This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook...
| Aug 15, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
No, “Jobs” doesn’t reach the heights of “The Social Network.” Few movies do.
Yet this biopic delivers a powerful lesson via an OK movie: That people can change the world if they don’t let others...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings.
They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay...
| May 22, 2013
Yes, the title character of “Frances Ha” is a New York woman in her 20s struggling with her professional life and the romantic and platonic tiers of her personal life. Still, don’t ask Greta Gerwig, who plays Frances and co-wrote the...
| Oct 17, 2013
One challenge facing screenwriters and directors today towers above the rest. It is this: How do you make something vital and interesting out of a story of guys, in a sweat, looking at keyboards?
"The Social Network" solved the problem by, among other...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:05 AM
For one of the final scenes of the first season of the new HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley," creator Mike Judge and his production designers re-created TechCrunch Disrupt, the intense annual San Francisco conference where computer engineers,...
| Apr 1, 2014
More than 100 Chicago technology executives have sent a letter to the state's Republican congressional delegation calling on them to pass immigration reform, citing a need for foreign engineers and scientists and the positive impact those immigrants...