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  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs to expand research with $1.5M grant

    The Chicago Council on Global Affairs will expand its research into the growing influence of global cities with a $1.5 million grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Chicago-based global forum said Tuesday.
  • 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: Who invented the computer? And who invented the Internet? Al Gore is the incorrect...

    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,...