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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,...
  • Bronzeville wreck seriously injures juvenile

    Bronzeville wreck seriously injures juvenile
    A youngster was badly injured during a traffic crash this afternoon in the Bronzeville neighborhood, officials said. The victim, who is under the age of 15, was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in serious to critical...
  • How age ghettos cheat the old — and the young

    How age ghettos cheat the old — and the young
    I used to dread visiting my wife's parents in their retirement community in Florida. They had left their co-op apartment in a diverse and vibrant neighborhood in Manhattan when my mother-in-law was having trouble breathing the particle-laden New York City...
  • Police shoot man to death after answering calls of gunfire

    Police shoot man to death after answering calls of gunfire
    A 25-year-old Back of the Yards man was shot to death by a police officer who was responding to a call of shots fired on the South Side early Sunday morning, authorities said. The man, identified as Ronald Johnson of 5100 block of South Lowe Avenue, was...
  • 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-...
  • 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,...
  • Frenchman wins Nobel in economics for work on 'taming powerful firms'

    Frenchman wins Nobel in economics for work on 'taming powerful firms'
    A French economist on Monday won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on market power and regulation -- an award that carries political overtones as nations and governments grapple with how to limit the risks of industry-dominant...
  • 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,...
  • 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....