| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:56 AM
If you looked at Google's homepage this morning, you may have seen a familiar face.
Today's Google doodle honors author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, a longtime resident of Central Florida's Eatonville.
Hurston was born 123 years ago today in...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:11 AM
"Inside Llewyn Davis" takes place in winter 1961, just before Bob Dylan makes the scene. The scene is the Greenwich Village folk music universe, a few finite blocks of an island that, in the hands of cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, looks and feels like a...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — If classical music composer Nico Muhly had his way, his occupation would to the average person seem about as exotic as being a plumber.
"I want it to feel the same relationship you'd have with your local butcher or neighborhood...
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:43 AM
When it came time to arrange her housing situation at Columbia University in New York, Katie Chang — who co-starred with Emma Watson in 2013’s “The Bling Ring” and co-starred with Sir Ben Kingsley in the upcoming “A Birder&...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2014
Like the heroine in her new novel, Elizabeth Blackwell is not the sort of person about whom stories are told. A veteran freelance writer, she is usually the one telling the stories. But this may be about to change with the publication of her third and...
| 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...