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  • Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek

    Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek
    Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island? OK: Smaller towns outside...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • HIV evolving to weaker form, study says

    Medical intervention and the natural course of evolution may be dealing a double blow to the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, weakening its ability to replicate and to cause AIDS, according to a new study. The findings offer a kind of...
  • Rubber-stamp writing

    Journalism is produced at speed, and the writer reaching for an expression in a hurry is like a short-order cook going to the shelf for the most familiar ingredients. Journalism is also highly formulaic—write one obituary, and you can write a...
  • Aretha Franklin, the eternal icon, is honored in New York!

    "WITHOUT MUSIC, life would be a mistake." -- Friedrich Nietzsche ON DECEMBER 12, the one and only Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin, will receive the first-ever "Icon Award" at the Billboard Women in Music Awards, happening at Cipriani Wall Street....
  • Clever crows have a favorite side for tools, study finds

    Clever crows have a favorite side for tools, study finds
    Crows are more clever than you might think. They use tools to get food and can remember human faces. It turns out that crows also have a preference for the side on which they wield a stick tool -- somewhat like right- and left-handedness among humans....
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • Clever crows show some 'spooky' traits

    Clever crows show some 'spooky' traits
    Crows are more clever than you might think. They use tools to get food, can plan ahead and even can remember human faces. Zoologists are always fascinated with complex behaviors shaped by evolution, such as nest building. But occasionally, they are...
  • noted

    Women & Children First recently raised more than $36,000 from 322 donors on Indiegogo for store renovation that will take place during the last week of January. The monthlong drive raised $36,405 for the independent bookstore, which will hold a grand...
  • The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing

    The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing
    At a recent dinner party I brought up the subject of dictionaries, drawing a sharp and immediate response: "Dictionary?" said a friend, "Who needs a dictionary? If I need a word I just look it up on my phone." What he meant was "who needs a printed...
  • Review: Rosamund Bartlett's translation of 'Anna Karenina'

    Review: Rosamund Bartlett's translation of 'Anna Karenina'
    All good translators are alike, each meticulous translator is meticulous in her own way. In her new translation of "Anna Karenina," Rosamund Bartlett — a scholar of Russian literature and music history, translator of 19th century Russian texts,...