| May 15, 2014
| 3:05 PM
In his first dispatch as a war correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, published in July 1861, Maj. Theodore Winthrop, a Yale man born in New Haven, wrote about his regiment's march from New York to Washington, D.C.
Winthrop never got to see his...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Benjamin Todd Jealous claims that Maryland "would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-minute decision to impose martial law and arrest 12 members of the General Assembly to prevent them from taking a vote" ("Maryland: the...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Even after nine decades as an actor, Norman Lloyd loves to perform — even if it's for an audience of one.
During a recent interview, Lloyd was brandishing the cleaver used in "Man From the South," the landmark 1960 episode of "Alfred Hitchcock...
| Apr 12, 2014
It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:32 PM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. A column earlier this month by the Tribune's Amy "Ask Amy" Dickinson has gone......
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library.
Two weeks ago, Republicans...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Windblown and happy-go-lucky as any two guys you're likely to meet, Chris Vallillo and Bucky Halker are folk singers.
Now, pause for a moment and consider the phrase "folk singer."
What images comes to mind? For many they'll come from boozy nights...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:20 AM
If you also happened to be stuck behind the world’s most infuriating stretch-limo driver on the 395 exit to Biscayne before the Miley Cyrus show in Miami Saturday night, it was hard not to be enchanted by the nearby sight of the Adrienne Arsht...
| Mar 23, 2014
Long before President Barack Obama rebuked Russian President Vladimir Putin for grabbing Crimea, supposedly to protect ethnic Russians, another Illinois politician similarly castigated a potentate for being trigger happy and sticky fingered.
| Mar 29, 2014
The American Civil War was not the first armed conflict to become the subject of the camera.
But it was the first to generate large numbers of pictures, then shape both history and the public's awareness of what happened on the battlefield through the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Dan Rodricks has done it again ("With Democrats like these, who needs GOP?" March 27). He just hates the people who have done the most for the country and have been paid properly for doing so. Now, he can't stand the thought of those people being able...