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  • In politics, Chicago takes center stage

     
    Sen. Barack Obama and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Friday, June 6, 2008, during an unscheduled stop at the Chicago 2016 Olympic Rally in Chicago at Daley Plaza.(Chicago Tribune photo by Heather Stone) by Amanda Erickson Chicago's taking a...
  • Second City: official White House jesters?

     
    by Chris Jones If Barack Obama wins the presidency, Second City might well find itself the quasi-official White House comedy troupe. The Obama campaign, and the Obamas themselves, have been enamored of the Chicago-based theater ever since the 2007...

    Dems convene, night 1 live-blog

     
    by Frank James 11:20 PM -- It's difficult to tell how Michelle Obama's speech played out in flyover country. She obviously has a great personal story, this South Side Chicago girl. But is it enough to overcome her earlier controversial...

    Final 'Colbert Report': Colbert confers self immortality, sings 'We'll Meet Again'

    Final 'Colbert Report': Colbert confers self immortality, sings 'We'll Meet Again'
    So, apparently, there might be more of “Stephen Colbert,” the fictional wing-nut talk show host portrayed so winningly by Stephen Colbert during nine-plus years of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central. What else are we to make of...

    Stephen Colbert departs, and his Nation mourns

    Stephen Colbert departs, and his Nation mourns
    Watching the first episode of "The Colbert Report," I remember thinking, He cannot possibly sustain this. Mine wasn't the early-days concern I have heard expressed most often as Stephen Colbert prepares to deliver his final "Colbert Report" Thursday:...