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  • Who says the liberal arts are a waste of time? [Letter]

    Who says the liberal arts are a waste of time? [Letter]
    As a recent high school graduate headed for the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall, I read with great interest commentator Peter Morici's column on the futility of majoring in certain subjects ("We share the blame for college student woes,"...
  • Law school student knows prison -- from the inside

    Law school student knows prison -- from the inside
    Jarrett Adams' legal aspirations took hold in an unusual place: his prison cell. It was there, not long into his 28-year sentence for sexual assault, that a cellmate suggested he spend less time working out and more time proving his innocence if he was...
  • Worst radio pairing ever? It was 30 years ago, and hasn't been topped since.

     
    In doing some personal archival work I came across this article I wrote on Nov. 15, 1984 when one of my duties in the Tribune's feature department was to write a weekly column on the radio industry: Marriage made in......
  • Remarkable Woman: Kay Alden Nelson

    Remarkable Woman: Kay Alden Nelson
    Kay Alden Nelson's big break into daytime television sounds like a plot out of one of her soap opera scripts. "I was doing a dissertation for my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison on how daytime television serials can be used as mediators...
  • Daum: Online's 'nasty effect'

    Daum: Online's 'nasty effect'
    Finally! Scientific research backs up my perennial gripe about the soul-killing, society-destroying effects of online comments. A study published last month on the website of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (which does not allow comments)...
  • The best job inquiry letter ever: Eudora Welty to the New Yorker

    Eighty years ago Friday, young Eudora Welty sent a letter to the New Yorker seeking employment. This was four decades before she would win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel "The Optimist's Daughter" and five decades before "The Collected Works of Eudora...
  • MOCA's Deitch to New York Post: LACMA takeover still an option

    MOCA's Deitch to New York Post: LACMA takeover still an option
    Is Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art all-in when it comes to its own independence? The question arises from a recent comment by museum director Jeffrey Deitch in the New York Post. MOCA this week announced the launch of "MOCA Independence,...
  • Film 'Melting Away' Has Special Significance To Jewish Transgendered Woman

    Film 'Melting Away' Has Special Significance To Jewish Transgendered Woman
    Joy Ladin has carved out a unique niche for herself. "I specialize in being an anomaly," Ladin said. "I'm the Wandering Trans-Jew." Ladin once was Jay Ladin, a husband and father who was miserable in his own skin. Ladin has since left that life behind...
  • Straddling the worlds of high finance and community activism

    Straddling the worlds of high finance and community activism
    In 1972, Jim Reynolds was less than two months shy of graduating from Chicago Vocational High School, with plans of becoming a television repairman. Raised in Englewood on the city's South Side, he had been studying the trade for two years when his...
  • Wall Street moving in on American Dream

    Wall Street moving in on American Dream
    The new homeowners on your block could be from out of town — Wall Street. After amassing significant rental portfolios elsewhere, deep-pocketed institutional investors are descending on the Chicago area, buying up thousands of single-family homes...
  • Unusual collaboration at UMES, Salisbury benefits both schools

    Unusual collaboration at UMES, Salisbury benefits both schools
    Martin Ngwa, a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, plans to go into social work after graduation — though his school doesn't offer the major. Thanks to an unusual partnership between UMES, an historically black institution, and...