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  • Sexual assault allegations: To name names or not?

    Sexual assault allegations: To name names or not?
    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...
  • Should UIC, University of Hawaii stay in race for Obama library?

     Should UIC, University of Hawaii stay in race for Obama library?
    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...
  • How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia

    How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia
    A cure for patchy baldness may be on the way, according to a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine. Unfortunately, the treatment is expensive. It currently costs between $7,000 and $9,000 a month. And, it only treats hair loss caused...
  • Williamsburg author's tale rich in medieval history

    Williamsburg author's tale rich in medieval history
    In 12th century France, women were generally regarded as useful only in the home – meant to run the household and raise children. It was men's work to handle politics and warfare. There have been exceptions to this unwritten rule throughout history,...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Chicago voters split on luring Obama library

    Chicago Tribune poll: Chicago voters split on luring Obama library
    Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama's political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago. Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll — 47 percent —...
  • James Wells, former Newberry Library expert, dies

    James Wells, former Newberry Library expert, dies
    In more than 30 years with Chicago's Newberry Library, James W. Wells gained a wide reputation as an authority on the history of printing, typography and calligraphy. "He was one of the most important rare book specialists in the U.S. from the late...
  • Surprising Primary Guests: Race And Class

    Midterm elections as a rule do not inspire much interest or excitement. The majority of the recent party primary contests in Connecticut adhered to this rule, but two were noticeable exceptions. In both, race or class unexpectedly showed up. Race was an...
  • Ponybird's Jennifer Dauphinais Celebrates Soul-Searching Album

    Ponybird's Jennifer Dauphinais Celebrates Soul-Searching Album
    Singer-songwriter Jennifer Dauphinais, who records as Ponybird, writes songs — slow, minor-key waltzes, atmospheric dirges, soulful full-band workouts — that are subversively punk-rock in spirit and mostly acoustic in texture. She sings in a...
  • Trans community can change minds by changing discourse

    Trans community can change minds by changing discourse
    At a literary soiree in Paris, James Thurber was once told how much funnier his stories were in French. "Yes," he replied sadly. "My works lose something in the original." I thought about this line when Laverne Cox, of the Netflix show "Orange Is the...
  • Former Ebony editor to launch new ESPN site for African-American sports and culture

    Former Ebony editor to launch new ESPN site for African-American sports and culture
    Former Ebony magazine editor Amy DuBois Barnett is joining ESPN as executive editor for an upcoming website about African-American sports and culture, the network announced Thursday. Barnett will manage editorial operations and will report to Jason...
  • Leesburg picks Rob Hicks as new police chief

    Leesburg picks Rob Hicks as new police chief
    Leesburg picked Police Capt. Rob Hicks as the city's new police chief, effective Aug. 21. An Army veteran who saw duty in Iraq and Kuwait during the Gulf War, Hicks will succeed Bill Chrisman who will retire later this month after 25 years of service to...