| 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...
| Apr 16, 2014
"Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories"
It's the most famous "village" in the world, even though it actually is a neighborhood. In this wonderful collection of reminiscences, editor Judith Stonehill features...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Going back to school to earn your MBA is often a means to achieving something greater: a job you'll enjoy, and hopefully one that will reap a decent salary, too.
That's why MBA hopefuls will be glad to hear that more than 75 percent...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Clint Eastwood had a "make my day" attitude about Hollywood agents, including his own representative, Leonard Hirshan.
"If he didn't return a call, he would have been history!" the screen tough guy said this week. But then Eastwood laughed and said,...
| Mar 9, 2014
Edna Pardo worked tirelessly to improve her community, focusing much of her effort on the inequities of Illinois school finance in her longtime role as a leader of the League of Women Voters of Chicago.
"Edna was a very optimistic lady, and she really...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:47 PM
If you're like most middle-class parents, you've probably gotten annoyed with your daughter for constantly checking her Instagram feed or with your son for his two-thumbed texting at the dinner table. But before you rage against technology and start...
| Mar 23, 2014
On the surface, the battle between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA looks to be a classic he said/she said story. Did the CIA improperly monitor computers used by committee staffers as they investigated the agency's earlier torture program,...
| Mar 27, 2014
A few years ago, I found myself sitting on an airplane next to a gentleman from Egypt. Talk quickly turned to the upheaval in his country, where the so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom.
"We want a real democracy," he told me, "not like yours."...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Lorenzo Semple Jr. was one of the hottest screenwriters in Hollywood in the 1970s and '80s, working on star-studded films such as "Papillon," with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman; "Three Days of the Condor," headlined by Robert Redford; and "Never Say...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Major sponsors of the Los Angeles Clippers are fleeing in droves as they rush to distance themselves from racist comments attributed to team owner Donald Sterling.
CarMax, Virgin America, Kia, State Farm, Red Bull and a growing list of other sponsors...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Clippers could have a new owner within a few months if Donald Sterling accepts the lifetime ban from the NBA and $2.5-million fine issued against him by the league Tuesday morning, analysts said.
But if the real estate mogul and trained lawyer...