| Jun 3, 2015
| 12:59 PM
The archive of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee has been donated to the University of Texas at Austin.
The university's Harry Ransom Center made the announcement Wednesday. The center is a top literary archive on the university's Austin...
| May 18, 2015
| 7:46 PM
Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing...
| May 12, 2015
| 12:06 PM
I have been fortunate enough to have visited a number of presidential libraries. They have all been very interesting, and I am sure that the Obama library will be interesting as well. The problem I have with this library is the location, not because of...
| May 8, 2015
| 8:50 PM
A team of astronomers peering deep into the heavens has discovered the earliest, most distant galaxy yet, spotted just 670 million years after the big bang.
The findings, described this week in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, reveal a surprisingly...
| May 6, 2015
| 1:17 PM
Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been partners for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home.
It seemed like a breakthrough, since the younger Miller is an HIV-positive gay activist and his...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 10:33 AM
When music students at Field Middle School in Northbrook enter the band room everyday, a handwritten sign greets them:
"A championship win doesn't happen on the field, but in the hours of preparation before that. If you want something extraordinary...
| May 1, 2015
| 10:44 AM
The Civil War era's 14th Amendment, granting automatic citizenship to any baby born on American soil, is a proud achievement of the Party of Lincoln.
But now House Republicans are talking about abolishing birthright citizenship. A House Judiciary...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Chalk up another one for The Bard.
"Double Falsehood," a play said to have been written by William Shakespeare but whose authorship has been disputed for close to three centuries, is almost certainly the work of the 16th century poet and playwright, new...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 12:22 PM
Davy Crockett, as a congressman from Tennessee, lost his third bid for the office to a man with a wooden leg.
“Since you have chosen to elect a man with a timber toe to succeed me, you may all go to hell and I will go to Texas,” Crockett...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 2:00 PM
In a windowless classroom at an Arcadia tutoring center, parents crammed into child-sized desks and dug through their pockets and purses for pens as Ann Lee launches a PowerPoint presentation.
Her primer on college admissions begins with the basics:...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:28 PM
“Selma” and the larger truths that an artful drama can reveal....Libraries endangered in areas ruled by Islamic State....A show by an influential European artist is canceled in Mexico City....And a history of barely planned urbanism on the...