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  • Robin Williams' suicide focuses attention on Parkinson's, depression

    The death of Robin Williams has focused new attention on Parkinson's disease. Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday, was suffering from the "early stages" of Parkinson's disease, his widow, Susan Schneider, said in a statement...
  • Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Wilson, who had been in declining health, died...
  • The SAT is execrable (look it up) [Commentary]

    The SAT is execrable (look it up) [Commentary]
    To the people at the College Board: Thank you for redesigning the SAT, effective spring 2016. No, seriously. Even though I will be the last class to take the regular SAT, I appreciate your kindness in not making future generations memorize words like...
  • Musical talking points: Jessie J, Juggalos, JB, Miley, K. Hanna, more

    Musical talking points: Jessie J, Juggalos, JB, Miley, K. Hanna, more
    While you were busy this week dealing with life, a thousand more hours of music were released and a million words were written about them. More importantly, one very saucy cover image of Nicki Minaj spawned a legion of admirers. Lorde officially was named...
  • Q&A: NPR President-CEO Jarl Mohn on News and Diversity

    Jarl Mohn, NPR's new president-CEO as of July 1, talked with Variety about the 44-year-old institution's expansion in both content and delivery. Will news remain NPR's foundation? So much commercial news and journalism has become ideological or...
  • Tribune Publishing confirms Aug. 4 spinoff date

    Tribune Publishing confirms Aug. 4 spinoff date
    Tribune Publishing will spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, the new publishing company confirmed Tuesday. Tribune Publishing has applied to have its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TPUB" and expects to begin regular...
  • Bronzeville Comedy Showcase debuts July 16

    Bronzeville Comedy Showcase debuts July 16
    Seven years ago, Bronzeville resident Brian Babylon was earning a good salary as a media director for a multimedia firm and working the stand-up open mic circuit—when he founded the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase. Hosted in the courtyard of a coffee...
  • Comcast 'embarrassed' by aggressive service call

    Comcast 'embarrassed' by aggressive service call
    NPR is reporting: Comcast has apologized for a service call that broadcast one of its customer service representatives aggressively repeating questions and avoiding a customer's request to cancel his service. The broadcast lasts about eight minutes, and...
  • I'm stressed out, but so is everyone else

    My jaw has been hurting lately. The pain is occasional and there's no physical explanation for it. Still, it arrives at the most unexpected -- and inconvenient -- times. I'm listening to the car radio when it begins its familiar tap dance. Traffic is...
  • Tribune Publishing, parent of Daily Press, confirms Aug. 4 spinoff

    Tribune Publishing, parent of Daily Press, confirms Aug. 4 spinoff
    Tribune Publishing will spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, the new publishing company confirmed Tuesday. Tribune Publishing has applied to have its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TPUB" and expects to begin regular...
  • The Biblioracle: An app-etite for distraction

    The Biblioracle: An app-etite for distraction
    Recently, my mom was moving into a new place and I was home to help sort through the final bits of our family archives, to claim what I wanted and part permanently with everything else. There were some interesting finds, including my father's...