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  • R. Crumb reflects on 'The Complete Zap Comix'

    R. Crumb reflects on 'The Complete Zap Comix'
    Culturally, physically, scatologically — it's hard to overstate "The Complete Zap Comix." Let's start with the thing itself: If I threw it at your head, and landed a solid strike, I might end you. It weighs 20 pounds, stands more than a foot...
  • Smug Obama administration duped the public

     Smug Obama administration duped the public
    The viral video of the week, at least among policy wonks, shows one of Obamacare's key architects saying that the health care law passed only because the administration deceived the public. MIT professor Jonathan Gruber spoke candidly — and...
  • Axelrod: Quinn 'defied gravity' but ultimately fell to Earth

     Axelrod: Quinn 'defied gravity' but ultimately fell to Earth
    Political strategist David Axelrod, a longtime friend of outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, on Thursday blamed the Democrat's defeat on poor job-approval ratings and a well-financed challenger who won a string of newspaper endorsements. Republican...
  • Police: Nordstrom killer attacked victim's friend days earlier

    Police: Nordstrom killer attacked victim's friend days earlier
    The man who police say gunned down his former girlfriend in Nordstrom and then killed himself had physically attacked a man he saw with the woman just six days earlier, fracturing a bone around his right eye, according to a law enforcement source....
  • New minimum wage could change city's business climate, experts say

    New minimum wage could change city's business climate, experts say
    On July 1, Chicago's new $13 minimum wage will begin to phase in, with a bump from $8.25 to $10 an hour. Labor activists, Mayor Emanuel and most aldermen said the new wage will give low-paid workers a much-needed boost, stimulate the local economy and...
  • 'Radhe Radhe' puts a brilliant new spin on 'Rite of Spring'

    'Radhe Radhe' puts a brilliant new spin on 'Rite of Spring'
    Igor Stravinsky's monumental ballet score "Rite of Spring" inspired many tributes during its 100th anniversary last year, but surely none quite like "Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi." This startling film, which will receive a preview screening Dec. 10 at the...
  • Cultural diversity pays off, for kids of all ages

    Cultural diversity pays off, for kids of all ages
    Your child may be engrossed with his Baby Einstein Take-Along Tunes or trying to escape from the grocery cart. But he's listening, processing and willing to teach us. In a recent study of 19-month-olds, University of Chicago doctoral student Lauren...
  • New outpatient surgery helps patients with fluid buildup in tissue

    PITTSBURGH New options to treat lymphedema, a painful buildup of fluid in the body's soft tissue, are now available to patients who have the condition, which is a common complication for many cancer patients because of the removal of lymph nodes and...
  • A great scientist's fall into crankdom: The case of DNA pioneer Jim Watson

    Word emerged over the weekend that James D. Watson, whose co-discovery in 1953 of the structure of DNA is one of the landmarks of 20th-century biological science, is putting his Nobel Prize medallion up for auction. The sale of the medal he received for...
  • Dr. Thomas Murphy, Vietnam veteran and cardiac surgeon, dies

     Dr. Thomas Murphy, Vietnam veteran and cardiac surgeon, dies
    After serving as an Army surgeon in Vietnam at the height of the war, Dr. Thomas E. Murphy joined the medical staff at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in 1970 and through the years worked to make the cardiac department one of the best equipped and...
  • Nordstrom shooting victim dies day after her birthday

    Nordstrom shooting victim dies day after her birthday
    Family of a woman shot by her ex-boyfriend while working at a Nordstrom store off North Michigan Avenue say she was fatally shot on her 22nd birthday, before she could come home to a surprise birthday dinner after her Black Friday shift. "It is the...