| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Eleanor Catton took the 2013 Man Booker Prize for "The Luminaries" at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night. At age 28, Catton is the youngest novelist ever to win the prestigious prize -- and her novel, at more than 800 pages, is the longest...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Former congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty today to charges of possessing pornographic images and videos, two days after his arrest at a hotel in Zimbabwe.
The state-owned newspaper The Herald reported that Reynolds was found with pornography...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Doris Lessing, the Nobel Prize-winning author whose novel "Adore" was adapted as a Naomi Watts starter this year, has died in London. She was 94.
Her publisher, HarperCollins, said the author of more than 55 works of fiction, opera, nonfiction and...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Mel Reynolds, a former congressman from Illinois, was arrested in Zimbabwe after he was accused of immigration violations and allegedly found in possession of pornography, state media reported Tuesday.
Reynolds, who resigned from Congress when he was...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Less than a year after disgraced former Rep. Mel Reynolds ran a failed bid for Congress under the slogan of “redemption,” the convicted sex offender is again facing allegations of sexual misconduct, this time in Zimbabwe, according to...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:26 AM
WASHINGTON — Former Congressman Mel Reynolds, who is imprisoned in Zimbabwe for alleged pornography and immigration violations, is taking medication for high blood pressure but “is doing fine,” his lawyer said today in an interview...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Africa is a continent, not a country. However, most of the world refers to Africa as one collective, with little attention paid toward borders; a practice most Africans resent. And it has never been quite as prevalent as in the last few days since...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:53 PM
I came out of the hotel, out of this Tuesday evening awards event, feeling wonderful — and terrible.
Wonderful because the heroic work being done by the women journalists who’d been honored by the International Women’s Media Foundation...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Each year, four women in journalism are saluted for their guts and their tenacity by an organization created to spotlight such singular courage.
The International Women's Media Foundation is holding a 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards ceremony tonight...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression." -- Ronald Reagan, March 23, 1983
President Reagan's speech to the nation 30 ago launched a major arms buildup to confront the expanding military power and political...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Atrocity in Cambodia. Devastation in New Orleans. Revolution in the Middle East. The Chicago office of Human Rights Watch recently started a book club to get people to engage in discussion about places and countries such as these where the international...