| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Early on in "Kill Your Darlings," 18-year-old Allen Ginsberg, played by Daniel Radcliffe, is on a freshman orientation tour of the Columbia University library when a fellow student jumps on a desk and begins quoting Henry Miller. Shouting provocative...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A cultural history of "Fiddler on the Roof": As Tevye the milkman might say, sounds crazy, no?
It might have seemed that way at first to author Alisa Solomon, a Highland Park native who was living in New York and working as a staff writer for the...
| Nov 10, 2013
Back when retired professor Bill Ayers hosted potluck seminars with his partner Bernardine Dohrn at their Hyde Park home, some University of Illinois at Chicago graduate students might have seen their mentor as simply a pleasant, aging lefty with a love...
| Oct 13, 2013
Ryan Bartelmay's writing lingered with Elizabeth Clementson, publisher at Ig Publishing, for about a year after Bartelmay had submitted his collection of short stories. While Clementson thought the collection wasn't right for Ig (by Bartelmay's own...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:28 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women using hormone-based contraceptives, including the Pill, were no more likely to be depressed than other women in a new U.S. study.
In fact, the women in their 20s and 30s on hormonal contraceptives had fewer...
| Feb 18, 2014
How do we stay healthy and mobile into our senior years? How do we stave off dementia?
Exercise regularly. Stay mentally active. Nurture rich social connections. Find things you enjoy doing and people you enjoy doing them with, scientists said at the...
| Sep 24, 2013
Ted Cruz is no Joe McCarthy, as so many liberals bizarrely claim. But he might be the conservative Barack Obama.
It says something about today's political climate that both liberals and conservatives may find that latter comparison more offensive....
| Dec 15, 2013
Let's say the improbable happens and Congress passes immigration reform. However it's packaged — one bill or many — you can be sure it will focus on "sticks," not "carrots." That's what is required to secure the cooperation of the "anti-...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The push to build President Barack Obama’s presidential library officially got underway on Friday with the establishment of a foundation, managed by three of his longtime supporters, to oversee the process.
Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt, a...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:34 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who walk with flat feet are 50 percent more likely than those with normal or high arches to have low back pain, a new study suggests.
"The key takeaway from the study is that if women have low back pain, it may not be...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating disorders are most often associated with young women, but a new study suggests young men can also become obsessed with their appearance and go to extremes to enhance their bodies.
The problem can resemble a...