| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:24 PM
Like the cicada, which lies dormant for 13 or 17 years and then suddenly makes a cacophonous comeback, feminism is having a moment. It's announcing itself on magazine covers, dominating discussions on culture blogs and, in one case, making itself known in...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, a retired Social Security Administration division chief, died of kidney failure Wednesday at Sinai Hospital. He was 85.
The son of Polish immigrants Julius Schmulowitz, a baker, and Lillie Schmulowitz, a homemaker, Jacob...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Joseph Vincent Ridgely, a retired university professor who studied American literature and was a specialist in 19th-century Southern writers, including Edgar Allan Poe, died of complications from atrial fibrillation Sept. 27 at Holy Cross Hospital in...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:09 PM
The University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Hawaii should be proud to be included among the four semifinalists to be the site of President Barack Obama's presidential library, as announced last week.
But the next phase of this...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:33 AM
In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:14 PM
After growing steadily for nearly two decades, the rate of Type 2 diabetes among American adults appears to have stalled, according to a comprehensive new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC team said the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Eric H. Holder Jr. is stepping down as the nation's 82nd attorney general after more than five tumultuous years. He leaves a legacy that will be praised by liberals and excoriated by conservatives. Here are some of the key points and issues of the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:47 AM
When it comes to sexual assault allegations, is it ever a good idea to name names?
That question arose this week when a group claiming to be current and former University of Chicago students created and then deleted an anonymous Tumblr account listing...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:22 PM
America is a nation intensely divided on the issue of spanking young children.
Leading child development organizations such as The America Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the National Association for the Education of...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Don't blame it on her short skirt, too much alcohol or sexy dancing. A woman is never "asking for it" if she is sexually assaulted or raped — and the same is true for men.
That's the message that Sally Rappaport, a Wesleyan sophomore, set out to...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
A majority of Illinois voters continue to give home-state President Barack Obama positive marks for his job performance, but that doesn't mean they want their tax dollars used to help bring his library to Chicago, a new Tribune poll shows.