| Jul 20, 2014
Living in a city that had 82 shootings over the Fourth of July weekend, Chicagoans could be forgiven for envying the residents of Indianapolis.
Imagine living in a place where homicides have been reduced by more than half in the past two decades, where...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:03 PM
It's been weeks since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the contraception-mandate case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, but the pace of urgent fundraising appeals has barely slackened. Several times a day, another pops up in my email inbox. Some are...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches:
Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852
What, to the...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession.
But year after year,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Nineteen years ago this month, Chicago experienced one of the worst heat waves in its history. Nearly 500 people, mostly poor and elderly residents of the city’s dense urban core, perished in sweltering temperatures and oppressive humidity.
| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Tall and lanky, the 69-year-old physician surveyed his empty waiting room. Four binders holding partial medical records sat on a shelf, ready for patients to pick up. Magazines overflowed on the central table, a plant reached for the ceiling.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The horrifying statistics on rape and sexual assault on college campuses in this country speak for themselves. Studies show that about one in five undergraduate women has experienced such an attack or an attempted attack at some point during their college...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Fouad Ajami, a Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator who helped shape American discourse on Middle Eastern affairs with lyrical portraits of the troubled region that illuminated Arab consciousness and politics, died of cancer Sunday at his home in...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:39 AM
UPDATE: Richman’s show has been pulled by Travel Channel, reports The Washington Post.
TV host Adam Richman wants to give viewers the "keys to the culinary kingdom."
Well, the keys to his culinary kingdom, which are decidedly not royal....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
The kiss was not planned.
Moments after announcing he was gay at a 1990 news conference, then-state Rep. Joe Grabarz embraced friends and colleagues who had come out to support him.
One of the well-wishers was a former boyfriend. "I was hugging...