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  • Old parka conjures up freezing memories

    A column last week about a 35-year-old parka that has kept me toasty since I bought it as a teenager prompted readers to share their stories of old coats and dealing with frigid temperatures. I shivered reading some of them. One reader described having...
  • Sleepless on the late shift

    Sleepless on the late shift
    Are you always tired? Do you have trouble concentrating or get frequent headaches? If you work odd hours, you might have Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD). "Shift Work Sleep Disorder is when someone has trouble sleeping because you work nights or have...
  • Fur sure: Northwestern alum compiles fetching essays by dog owners

    Fur sure: Northwestern alum compiles fetching essays by dog owners
    Hero. Ishmael. Ramsey. Sophie. Bonnie. Those are, in order of appearance, the names of thedogs — all mutts — with whom I have shared my life from the time I was 4 years old. And if you listen to Wade Rouse — which you most assuredly...
  • Love of Chicago history fuels Paul Durica

    Love of Chicago history fuels Paul Durica
    The first time I met Paul Durica, he was Ben Reitman. This was a few summers ago at the annual Bughouse Square Debates, held by the Newberry Library in the small Washington Square Park across the street and celebrating the bygone era when that park...
  • Students need skills to pay the bills

    Parents are often told — by magazines, television news shows and Oprah — that they are doing things wrong. Don't give kids regular milk; give them organic or they'll turn into mutant cow people. Don't use plastic cups, they contain BPA, which...
  • Dylan C. Penningroth sheds light on slavery in America

    Dylan C. Penningroth sheds light on slavery in America
    Conventional wisdom suggests that slaves in America were deemed property and, therefore, couldn't have possessed property of their own. Dylan C. Penningroth, 41, a history professor at Northwestern University, has altered that notion with research...
  • 'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale

    'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale
    Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
  • 'Canada' by Richard Ford

    This is a hard book to read, because while the story compels readers to read with urgency, the linguistic prowess is so stunning that one is forced to slow down and reread passages. Narrated by Dell Parsons, surely one of the most memorable characters in...
  • Office snack season: Time to loosen those belts

    Office snack season: Time to loosen those belts
    The problem with the bags of treats and trays of cookies that appear around the office this time of year is that if you don't eat them you get sent to prison. At least, that's what I told myself several years and several thousand Snickers ago. I now...
  • Author of 'Patent Leather Shoes' dies

    Author of 'Patent Leather Shoes' dies
    John R. Powers, the author of the made-in-Chicago hit “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” and a nostalgist who helped thousands laugh at their complex memories of rigorous parochial schooling, died early Thursday morning. He was...
  • Northwestern music building gets $6M gift

    A $6 million gift to Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music will go toward the school's $117 million, 152,000-square foot Music and Communication Building, which is under construction on the Evanston lakefront and scheduled to open in fall 2015....