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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • The Fugs still riotous after all these years

    The Fugs still riotous after all these years
    The Fugs finally return to Chicago on Saturday at the City Winery after a 44-year absence. The reception for the band is bound to be a bit warmer than it was when the counter-culture pioneers last performed here, on Dec. 28, 1968, at the Aragon Ballroom....
  • Wet those whistles in Charlotte

    Wet those whistles in Charlotte
    Bring your dancing shoes or earplugs if you plan a night out during the Democratic National Convention. Most drinking establishments seem to go in for music in a big way in Uptown Charlotte. From the historic Excelsior Club, where greats Nat King Cole...
  • McCormick Place to host Obama's election-night rally

    McCormick Place to host Obama's election-night rally
    President Barack Obama plans to hold his election-night rally at Chicago's McCormick Place convention center, a move aimed at easing concerns over weather and security, sources with knowledge of the event said Wednesday. Given the indoor location, the...
  • Speaker Madigan gets poor marks from many voters

    Longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan is arguably Illinois' most dominant Democrat, but a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll finds many voters weary of the power and influence he had wielded for nearly three decades in the office. Only 16 percent hold a...
  • Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay

    Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay
    Mike Gray, an author, activist and documentarian who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for "The China Syndrome," the provocative 1979 film about a cover-up at a nuclear power plant, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home, his...
  • Lawrence Guyot dies at 73; longtime civil rights activist

    Lawrence Guyot, a civil rights leader who was threatened, jailed and nearly beaten to death in the Deep South in the 1960s and helped lead a drive to register black voters during the tumultuous Freedom Summer of 1964, has died. He was 73. The longtime...
  • Michelle Obama: First lady of style

    Michelle Obama: First lady of style
    In the past four years, no woman has been a more powerful fashion force than Michelle Obama. Even after so much time on the public stage, her wardrobe choices still spark trends, drive sales and generate discussion and dissection on blogs and morning TV...
  • The first lady's signature fashion elements

    Since Michelle Obama and her kitten heels first stepped onto the national stage five years ago, the keys to her personal dress code have remained remarkably consistent. Pearls, cardigans and brooches are all components of the first lady's look....
  • Fashion Diary: Under the big top at New York Fashion Week

    Fashion Diary: Under the big top at New York Fashion Week
    NEW YORK — Reality show stars-turned designers! Olympians fresh from performing feats of strength at the Summer Games! Peacockish bloggers taking pictures and typing on smartphones while walking on death-defying stilettos! There is all that and...
  • Stars of all stripes steal the show at New York Fashion Week

    Stars of all stripes steal the show at New York Fashion Week
    NEW YORK — Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Fashion publicist slapped by angry editor over seating snafu at Zac Posen show, slaps back with $1-million lawsuit against the alleged slapper. Kimye (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) cause rush-hour...
  • Carmen H. Warschaw dies at 95; key Democratic figure in L.A.

    Carmen H. Warschaw dies at 95; key Democratic figure in L.A.
    Carmen H. Warschaw, a prominent Democratic Party figure in Los Angeles and California for decades who was also a generous donor to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and USC, has died. She was 95. Warschaw died Nov. 6 of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai in Los...