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  • Images move, evaporate in Killarney Clary's 'Shadow of a Cloud'

    Images move, evaporate in Killarney Clary's 'Shadow of a Cloud'
    Twenty-five years ago, Killarney Clary's first collection made an international splash: The prose poems of "Who Whispered Near Me" wove evanescent description of Clary's native Los Angeles, from her childhood's backyards to her office mates' cubicles,...
  • Fitness Files: What to glean from gluten news

    I like curling up with a good health article, including the ones in magazines from my neighborhood health food store. What I read makes sense: Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are on the rise. You're not eating your ancestor's wheat. New wheat,...
  • Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'

    Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'
    In the early '90s, Lowell Thompson started calling himself RaceMan. Though the term, denoting an African-American dedicated to racial uplift, was common in the early 20th century, it confused Thompson's young colleagues in the advertising industry. "They'...
  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • The Nobel goes to whom? We investigate an obscure author

    The news that the Nobel Prize in literature has gone to an obscure author gives me the option of displaying either side of my persona: the pundit or the populist. This year's winner, Patrick Modiano, writes in French and is virtually unknown in America....
  • Naperville trio helps unbeaten team

    The University of Chicago is one of just two college football teams in Illinois with unbeaten records after a victory over Trinity University (Texas) 14-7 on Saturday. Chicago is 5-0 and has three Naperville natives on its roster. Senior Tom O'Neill,...
  • Dr. Nicholas Vick, respected neurologist, dies

    Dr. Nicholas Vick, respected neurologist, dies
    Dr. Nicholas Vick, former chair of the neurology department at NorthShore Evanston Hospital, was known for his advancements in the research and treatment of brain tumors, but also for his extraordinary compassion. "He was a highly, highly intelligent...
  • Obama coming to Chicago on Sunday for Quinn event

    Obama coming to Chicago on Sunday for Quinn event
    President Barack Obama will return home on Sunday to appear at a campaign event for Gov. Pat Quinn, a White House official said. Obama will spend Sunday night in the city, the official said. The next day, the president is scheduled to attend a $10,000-...
  • ICE heats up Chicago's new music scene, at a Bucktown bar

     ICE heats up Chicago's new music scene, at a Bucktown bar
    If you want to hear live contemporary classical music in the Chicago area these days, you are far more likely to find it in out-of-the-way clubs and bars than in more sobersided downtown concert halls. Or, as flutist Claire Chase, the MacArthur Award-...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Three reasons immigration reform is still dead

    Ramesh Ponnuru: Three reasons immigration reform is still dead
    Would a Republican takeover of the Senate improve the prospects that an immigration bill will get to President Barack Obama's desk? That theory is making the rounds and some of the people who oppose the dominant approach to immigration reform are starting...
  • Oriental Institute hosts Mummies Night Oct. 25

     Oriental Institute hosts Mummies Night Oct. 25
    Looking for an unusual Halloween treat for the family? With a bit of education tossed in for good measure? Wrap yourself and the kids around Mummies Night, to be held Oct. 25 at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. The museum, which...