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  • US geologist freed after serving 8 years in China prison

    A Chinese-born American geologist was released from prison in China after serving more than eight years on charges of procuring state secrets, a human rights group said Saturday. Xue Feng returned to his family in Houston, Texas, on Friday after being...
  • How the General Social Survey asks about police

    Since 1975, the General Social Survey has tracked attitudes toward police using the following series of questions. Here's how Americans answered them in the 2014 survey: ___ "Are there any situations you can imagine in which you would approve of a...
  • A believer but not in Catholicism

    News item: A new study by the University of Chicago found that the percentage of Americans describing themselves as religious has declined from 62 percent to 54 percent since 2006, while the number of people who pray is on the rise. I had never felt...
  • China's ex-security chief indicted on corruption charges

    Prosecutors charged former national security chief Zhou Yongkang with corruption and leaking of state secrets, setting the stage for him to become the highest-level politician to stand trial in China in more than three decades. The Supreme People's...
  • DePaul can keep its sports arena

    I suggest that the DePaul sports arena be built in Lincoln Park rather than on 22nd Street. DePaul University has long been associated with the Lincoln Park area, and there are still a few acres of unused parkland available. The University of Chicago will...
  • This is what happens when you fall asleep at a play

    This is what happens when you fall asleep at a play
    "They keep waking me up!" A sleepy audience member actually said this, midperformance, during a Chicago production of the play "Faulkner's Bicycle" in 2001. The actors onstage, one gathers, were interfering with the guy's nap. When I asked actors from...
  • Chicago land feud over Obama presidential library plan reflects familiar history

    Chicago land feud over Obama presidential library plan reflects familiar history
    With President Obama expected to choose the site for his library in coming months, Chicagoans have been engaged in a bitter fight over a proposal to place it in a public park. But this is not the first time a presidential library has been at the center of...
  • Victor Garcia's career isn't on cruise control

    Victor Garcia's career isn't on cruise control
    Chicagoans know Victor Garcia as a virtuoso jazz trumpeter whose mastery of bebop, contemporary and Latin-tinged idioms make him a powerhouse performer. But Garcia had a profound experience during a recent extended engagement, he says, which has changed...
  • AP Poll: Russia anti-gay views on rise; teachers face brunt

    Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court — an unusual step in Russia where...
  • Review: 'There Is Simply Too Much to Think About' by Saul Bellow

    Review: 'There Is Simply Too Much to Think About' by Saul Bellow
    I had long taught Saul Bellow, and have long stopped teaching Bellow. "The Adventures of Augie March," his 1954 National Book Award-winning novel, is an epic tale of Chicago imagined as an open grid of personal possibility edged by harsh economic (and...
  • Review: 'The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony' by Ladan Osman

    Review: 'The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony' by Ladan Osman
    In his tongue-in-cheek manifesto "Personism," Frank O'Hara says "only Whitman and Crane and Williams, of the American poets, are better than the movies." He was clearly kidding around, but in all seriousness, the poems in Somali-American poet Ladan Osman'...