| Dec 17, 2008
| 4:24 PM
by Frank James The congressional committee handling the arrangements for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration has released the program for the event which will include famous entertainers like Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman and a...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:47 AM
Tarell Alvin McCraney, a 2003 graduate of DePaul University’s Theatre School, an ensemble member at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 2010, a sometime Chicago actor, and a writer known internationally for the acclaimed Louisiana trilogy “...
| Sep 15, 2013
So, you are an important person and you have been pulled over on suspicion of drinking and driving. You want to get out of it, so you play the big shot card. Here are 10 reasons why you should never say to the police officer, "Do you know who I am?"
| Sep 1, 2013
Fifty years ago, I never thought the March on Washington would attract an estimated 250,000 people or be a watershed moment in advancing civil rights. Fifty years later, I can't believe that, as a nation, we have already lost so much of the ground...
| Nov 6, 2011
Unemployment is mired at 9%, and President Obama's poll ratings are mired too. Democrats are dispirited. Republicans are fired up and ready to go. Activists on both the right and the left are demanding change.
So is there any way Obama can win reelection...
| Jul 29, 2013
For the last couple of weeks, Chicago artist Garland Martin Taylor has been at Yale University making presentations to curators whose museums have artifacts predating the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
His lectures have been on ways to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:31 PM
They have this "spring ahead, fall back" business completely backward.
Do you know what time the sun sets for the Lehigh Valley this evening? By golly, it's not even evening, unless you are from the South, where they have the demented idea that...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:31 AM
The "what ifs" linger long after a visit with John DeStefano, now closing in on his final weeks after a remarkable 20-year marathon as mayor of the Elm City.
What if DeStefano, smothered by M. Jodi Rell during a disastrous run for governor in 2006, had...
| Oct 20, 2013
The University of Chicago is Parris Island for economists.
From the days when Milton Friedman, George Stigler and Arnold Harberger led the charge, if not before, it's been a rigorous training ground that produces not U.S. Marines but scholars with a...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 2:17 PM
That Stephan Schmidheiny has played a huge role in environmental matters around the world over the last 37 years is not up for debate.
What is hotly contested about the Swiss industrialist-turned-philanthropist and author is whether he's rightly...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:30 PM
They compete by day and don't usually gather at night as a group, but late Wednesday some of the most prominent partners of Greater Hartford's 17 largest law firms united for a cause — joined by the governor, the state attorney general, the state...