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  • Who invented the computer? Walter Isaacson thinks he knows

    Walter Isaacson, aka the biographer of Steve Jobs, is a brilliant writer who long ago became frustrated with his inability to answer two seemingly simple questions:
  • 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

    25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall
    Twenty-five years ago this autumn, both the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain came down, ending the artificial East-West division of Europe and restoring a vast landscape — six nations, 80 million people, from the Baltic Sea to the Balkans — to...

    All kidding aside, Jon Stewart's movie tackles torture

    All kidding aside, Jon Stewart's movie tackles torture
    Comedian Jon Stewart's debut as a movie director entertains, enlightens and even inspires. But be warned, fans of "The Daily Show": In case you haven't heard, it's not a comedy. Not unless you get your laughs in the sarcastic way that I often do, from...

    Chicago office towers draw foreign interest

    Chicago office towers draw foreign interest
    While not as eye-popping as the recent $1.95 billion deal to sell New York City's Waldorf Astoria to a Chinese firm, sales of Chicago-area real estate to foreign buyers are on the rise. Interest is particularly keen for downtown office buildings,...

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says
    Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity. While the 14-county tri-state...