| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:57 AM
Mitt Romney won Wednesday night's debate with President Barack Obama. That might be a substantial help to him in the presidential race — if enough Americans managed to stay awake through the whole thing.
This first encounter between the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 7:45 AM
This is bigger than Big Bird or even binders full of women.
The first two presidential debates and vast public reaction have raised too many media-related questions to be addressed in one column. But the ones involving huge conversations in social...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The eyes of the world (or at least much of the nation) will be on the U.S. Supreme Court the next two days as it hears oral arguments on gay marriage equality, but don't bother looking for any video of the proceedings.
The U.S. Supreme Court still...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Herman Cain may have picked a powerful enemy in New Hampshire on Thursday, skipping a scheduled interview with the Union Leader newspaper during a brief visit to the state.
The cancellation came just days after Cain struggled mightily with a question...
| Nov 17, 2011
A Chicago publisher was recognized during the National Book Awards ceremony as Nikky Finney won the award for poetry for her collection "Head Off & Split," which was published by Northwestern University's Triquarterly imprint. Jesmyn Ward's "Salvage the...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 11:25 AM
It goes without saying that children who are obese would benefit from aerobic exercise. However, they're likely to find the idea of going for a jog or spending half an hour on a treadmill about as appealing as watching Congress debate the fine points of...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 8:21 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cable TV network and a senior Republican senator asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to allow its first live broadcast when it hears arguments in the legal dispute over President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul law.
| Dec 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Bright House Networks added nine new channels today, including seven that are in high definition. The latest addition brings the cable companyâs total HD channels to 137. Â For sports fans â those who appear to be watching the HD list closel...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Two of televisions most entertaining dramas, "The Good Wife" on CBS and "Justified" on FX, have won the Peabody. A record 39 recipients are getting electronic media's answer to the Pulitzer Prizes. The Peabodys, which were announced today, are...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 4:32 PM
It is always nice when shows you went out of your way to preview, review and sometimes champion are honored. And that's the case with the Peabody Awards announced Thursday for such productions as "The Good Wife," "Men of a Certain Age," "If God Is Willing...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:36 PM
See for yourself why both sides are hung up in Washington's power wordplay....