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     - Return to other listings Ron Rapoport Ron Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a sports commentator on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” His most recent book is “From Black Sox to Three-Peats.”...
  • Review: Guitarist George Freeman at Green Mill

     Review: Guitarist George Freeman at Green Mill
    It had to be one of the more joyous birthday parties to shake up a jazz club in quite a while. Onstage at the Green Mill on Friday night, Chicago guitarist George Freeman pointed the fingerboard of his instrument toward the heavens, preparing to churn...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Comedian Chris Doucette To Perform At Quinnipiac University on April 16

    Comedian Chris Doucette, who has written jokes for Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, will perform on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Clarice L. Buckman Theater on Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus. His performance is part of the...
  • When politics enter the sports playing field

    Among the revelations in Betty Medsger's powerful new book, "The Burglary," is the story of how local antiwar activists shrewdly selected March 8, 1971, for their historic break-in at an FBI office in Media. That was the night of the "Fight of the...
  • Logistics for the Festival of Books

    Logistics for the Festival of Books
    Thinking about coming to the Festival of Books at USC this weekend? This year you can take the Metro, eat at food trucks and stay for a comedy show, all in addition to the oodles and oodles of book events. Here are some hints to help you organize your...
  • The Wonder Years leads pop-punk forward

    The Wonder Years leads pop-punk forward
    When the Wonder Years formed in 2005, the pop-punk band from Philadelphia had a singular objective: Make themselves laugh. The evidence can be found in early song titles: “Dude, What is a Land Pirate?,” “I Fell in Love with a Ninja...
  • Republican misdirection on tax investigations

    Happy Tax Day, when just getting the forms filled out and mailed is cause for celebration. One person not celebrating is former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner. She was a regular green-eyeshade employee carrying out thankless tasks until,...
  • L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form

    L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form
    It could be argued, maybe not by snooty art historians but certainly by congenitally low-brow connoisseurs of kitsch, that to be famous in America, truly iconic, one's likeness must be painted on black velvet. Step into a cramped, dimly lit storefront...
  • The boundaries of Boston Strong

    The 118th Boston Marathon, next week, will actually be the first of its kind — the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 (many horribly) and shook the nation a year ago Tuesday. A race...
  • Publisher aims to put all 4 million Wikipedia articles into print

    Publisher aims to put all 4 million Wikipedia articles into print
    For some people, Wikipedia is the answer to everything. The always-growing, crowd-sourced encyclopedia is a source of knowledge and trivia used by undergraduates, assorted professional writers and people trying to settle dinner-table arguments about...
  • Overwhelmed: a way of life [Commentary]

    Overwhelmed: a way of life [Commentary]
    Brigid Schulte's new book on the hamster wheel of modern life is climbing the best-seller lists, evidence that we like reading about how busy we are as much as we like telling everyone who will listen how busy we are. "Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play...