| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:01 PM
At what point does a cyber-attack become an act of war?
My question is prompted by this week's news that a highly sophisticated malware program called Mask has spent the last six years stealing valuable intelligence from supposedly secure government...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:48 PM
You might have missed the news that Nominet, the domain name registry for the U.K., is considering a ban on offensive terms. This comes on the heels of the U.K.'s plan to filter out sites the government deems objectionable, such as those featuring...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:04 PM
In one of those peculiar ironies of our self-involvement in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Crimea, it is the moral authority of the United States that is evidently in play. "U.S. Lacks Moral Authority to Criticize Russia for Intervening in...
| Feb 2, 2009
Some couples take dance lessons to prepare for their wedding day. Others get premarital counseling. But core-strengthening classes gave one couple more than just good wedding photos.
For Julio and Julie Hernandez, fitness is how they keep themselves, and...
| Sep 21, 2011
If intellect, energy and force of will in the 1990s could have turned Lake County from its race toward the out-of-control growth of the next decade, then Rolon Reed would have been legendary.
Heaven knows he tried.
The retired judge from New York with a...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Director Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” is the perfect sports movie for these cash-strapped times of efficiency maximization. It's also the best sports movie in a long time, period, as well as honestly inspirational — even though...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Yale University assistant football coach Kevin Cahill, whose emphasis is on special teams with the Bulldogs, also has the task of recruiting Florida and Georgia for the academic institution.
This is his first year at Yale, and so it was also his first...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 3:22 PM
When LSU and Alabama go at it Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, there is no doubt in anyone's mind that these two are college football's premier programs. It's #1 vs #2. We all know that to be true.
So when it comes to athletics - especially football...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:26 AM
A tweak. A twinge. A minor ache in the knee. A mild stitch in the side.
For most of us, the process of aging arrives in what the showbiz folks call a soft open: You don't feel it in a grand thunderclap, but in a gradual series of small incidents. When...