| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
| Mar 9, 2014
The difference between Ira Glass' NPR broadcast "This American Life" and his one-man stage show, "Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass," is the presence of a live audience, an intimate setting and an iPad. That's about it.
The wry, quizzical...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 years ago, the obituaries in the next day's papers typically began with some iteration of Time magazine's stock description of the writer as the "laureate of American lowlife." In the decades since, the drinking,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Afaa Michael Weaver, a Baltimore native who spent 15 years as a factory worker, has won one the country's most lucrative poetry prizes.
Weaver, a professor at Simmons College in Boston, received the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his most...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Hinsdale Central High School senior guard Gabrielle Rush had no doubt on the region of the country where she would play college basketball.
Rush wanted to follow in the footsteps of her older brother and sister and attend an Ivy League school on the...
| Jul 22, 2014
While Google Glass' potential as a consumer device remains to be seen, Lauren Rubinson-Morris is excited about its possibilities in her workplace.
Rubinson-Morris is president and chief executive officer of MedEx Ambulance Service, a Skokie-based...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Rita Sloan Berndt, a neurology professor at the University of Maryland Medical School for 25 years who studied people who suffered from aphasia, the loss of the power to use or understand words, died June 17 of lymphoma at her home in Roland Park. She was...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Northwestern University and the union seeking to represent its football players are set on Thursday to file additional documents backing their positions -- one against, one in favor -- of a ruling that expanded the definition of "employees" to the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:20 PM
College campuses ought to be — but often aren't — bastions of free speech. Sometimes it's students who choke off debate, as occurred last year when hecklers at Brown University drowned out a speech by New York City's police commissioner. But...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:31 AM
1. Legendary minor league owner Joe Buzas purchased the Eastern League's Syracuse franchise for $25,000 in 1957 and moved the team to Allentown, Pa. Buzas would relocate the Red Sox Double A affiliate to Reading, Pa., Pittsfield, Mass. and Pawtucket, R.I....