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  • That Goffman book: Is the next big publishing scandal about to break?

    That Goffman book: Is the next big publishing scandal about to break?
    Sociologist Alice Goffman's book "On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City," drew fulsome praise upon its publication in 2014 and gave its youthful author a crossover reputation -- a TED talk, a speaking tour, possible TV and movie deals, trade...
  • Older parents divulge what it's like to leave home to live near adult kids

    Older parents divulge what it's like to leave home to live near adult kids
    A while back, I wrote in this space about adult children moving their elderly parents to live near them. It was an experience a friend was going through as his father's health was declining precipitously in Florida. As did I when I arranged for my...
  • Irwin Rose dies at 88; Nobel-winning biochemist, UC Irvine researcher

    Irwin Rose dies at 88; Nobel-winning biochemist, UC Irvine researcher
    On an October morning in 2004, a bleary-eyed UC Irvine chemistry professor checked to see who had won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. He found the names of a team of three scientists, including an American named Irwin Rose. “Wait a second,”...
  • Review: 'Misbehaving' by Richard H. Thaler

    Review: 'Misbehaving' by Richard H. Thaler
    Want a good short-hand introduction to (some of) the insights of behavioral economics? Try this one, courtesy of Richard H. Thaler's "Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics": "(W)e experience life in terms of changes, we feel diminishing...
  • U. of C. Medical Center, nurses reach tentative deal

    U. of C. Medical Center, nurses reach tentative deal
    The University of Chicago Medical Center and its 1,550 unionized nurses averted a walkout slated for Thursday by reaching a tentative labor contract late Monday after months of negotiations. With an agreement close, the nurses' union, National Nurses...
  • Spektral Quartet goes for unorthodox performing style

    Spektral Quartet goes for unorthodox performing style
    The members of the Spektral Quartet, an ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago, are bringing their classical instruments, their idiosyncratic repertoire and their unorthodox performance style to the Highland Park Community House and hope for a...
  • Review: A golden night at the AACM's 50th anniversary concert

    Review: A golden night at the AACM's 50th anniversary concert
    They came from as far as Israel and as near as the South Side of Chicago. They were old and young, singers and instrumentalists, composers and improvisers, leaders and followers and, in many cases, many of these roles at once. But the dozens of...
  • A May Day mayday on wages

     A May Day mayday on wages
    In my 20s I was a socialist, not just by intellectual conviction but as a function of location. I was a student at the University of Chicago, where disdain for the establishment was de rigueur in the 1950s. The U. of C.'s quadrangles adjoined the...
  • What did your dream mean? The National Dream Hotline will interpret

    What did your dream mean? The National Dream Hotline will interpret
    To Sandy Leitner, a dream about a snake isn't just a dream about a snake. Instead, it's a symbol of creative energy. It's a good symbol to appear in a dream, she said. Leitner hopes to share that knowledge with dreamers during the School of...
  • Teens who abuse study drugs face legal, health problems in the future

    Teens who abuse study drugs face legal, health problems in the future
    Tucked inside dresser drawers, sold in school bathrooms and popped before exams, “study drugs” like Adderall are prescription medications that many teens are familiar with. The pills are sold and traded with bold promises: You’ll be...
  • Local Roundup for Thursday, April 23

    NCAA Division III No. 9 North Central pounded out 29 hits en route to a 10-4, 10-5 softball sweep of visiting Concordia Chicago on Wednesday. Among the contributors for the Cardinals (27-3) were Corinne Rowe (4-for-7, 4 runs, 3 RBIs), Carly Trenhalle...