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  • From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world

    From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world
    This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005. Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
  • Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons

    Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons
    With a familiar glint in his eye and trademark grin on his face, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. A friend to presidents who once discussed poverty with Nelson Mandela...
  • Hurston's life fascinates as much as her fiction

    Just after sundown on a January evening 55 years ago — Jan. 29, 1960, to be exact — Zora Neale Hurston died at the segregated St. Lucie County nursing home where she had been transferred in late October after suffering the first of two...
  • Baltimore author Wes Moore publishes his second book

    Baltimore author Wes Moore publishes his second book
    Baltimore author, entrepreneur and military veteran Wes Moore is a man on a quest. It's a long and arduous journey, full of false starts and unforeseen pitfalls. It's also the kind of quest that only an idealist undertakes. Moore is convinced that...
  • Mark Zuckerberg is no Oprah

    Mark Zuckerberg is no Oprah
    When Mark Zuckerberg makes a New Year's resolution, people notice. This year, of course, the Facebook chief executive has segued from learning Mandarin to creating one of the Internet's largest book clubs. His "A Year of Books" Facebook page, which...
  • Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities

    Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities
    Every year when awards season rolls around, the local media flutter with news of the Chicago connections. When the Amazon series "Transparent" won best TV comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes, loud note was taken of the fact that its creator, Jill Soloway,...
  • The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook

    The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is starting a book club. My question: Who brings the wine? Is there an app for that? Zuckerberg announced the book club on — where else? — Facebook. He intends to read a book every other week for an entire...
  • 'Downton Abbey' Season 5, Episode 3 recap: Choosing your own path

    'Downton Abbey' Season 5, Episode 3 recap: Choosing your own path
    Lady Mary and Tony Gillingham have spent about a week out and about in Liverpool. And by "out and about," I mean "in bed in their Liverpool hotel." They seem happy at first. They passionately kiss. They separately order breakfast to their adjoining...
  • Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay reunite for new OWN drama

    Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay reunite for new OWN drama
    Oprah Winfrey is reuniting with "Selma" writer-director Ava DuVernay for an original scripted drama that will air on Winfrey's OWN channel and feature the former talk-show host in a recurring role. DuVernay will write, direct and executive produce the...
  • Merle Haggard to play Fort Lauderdale

    Merle Haggard to play Fort Lauderdale
    Sure, he's an Okie from Muskogee, but Merle Haggard's cred runs deeper than that. Witness December 2010, when he sat in an opera box next to fellow Kennedy Center honorees Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey. That's what one of the strongest voices from...
  • Is Mitt Romney's La Jolla home fair game for a column? But of course.

    Is Mitt Romney's La Jolla home fair game for a column? But of course.
    If there was any doubt that the 2016 presidential campaign is already upon us, all you had to do was read about the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in Coronado over the weekend. Not only did political reporters write reams about...