| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:15 PM
“Is it really that interesting when a 66-year-old woman becomes a grandmother?” That’s the question my colleague and friend Robin Abcarian rhetorically posed in her column Friday as she recounted listening, disbelievingly, to someone...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:24 PM
So, what are the political ramifications of Hillary Clinton’s impending grandmotherhood?
No, seriously. Stop snorting.
New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin put it out there Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:28 PM
There are few happier events than becoming a grandmother, and almost none that says quite so loudly "over the hill."
Ageism mixed with sexism is a toxic brew, but somehow tolerated. It's a joke, but not a funny one, that women age in dog years, which...
| Nov 10, 2013
Back when retired professor Bill Ayers hosted potluck seminars with his partner Bernardine Dohrn at their Hyde Park home, some University of Illinois at Chicago graduate students might have seen their mentor as simply a pleasant, aging lefty with a love...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:49 PM
I once spent a week in Anchorage. When touring outside the city, Alaska’s natural beauty surpassed expectations. However, my Anchorage days and nights positively defied preconceptions. There were young people everywhere, the cafés had Brooklyn vibes...
| Oct 27, 2013
Alternately snarky and serious, "The Book of Jezebel" is a highly idiosyncratic, third-wave feminist take on gender, pop culture, politics, literary history and assorted other topics. Assembled by the founder of the online site Jezebel, part of the Gawker...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is back with yet another television show, this time an outdoor program for the Sportsman Channel.
She will host "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," a weekly program celebrating the "red, wild and blue"...
| Dec 12, 2013
Taking photos of ourselves is the signature act of our times. We know this not because the president snapped one with world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday, but because "selfie" is the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year....
| Nov 13, 2013
Is it too early to think about who's running for president in 2016, three years from now?
Not in Washington, a city with more campaign consultants than dry cleaners.
After all, we're talking about a business that raised and spent more than $2 billion,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:05 PM
There's a nip in the air. Couples bundle against the cold. It must be time for the "war on Christmas."
Like the changing of the weather, the war on Christmas arrives each year a few weeks before Dec. 25. Conservatives take to the airwaves to denounce...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:04 PM
I would like to begin by informing you I voted for Sen. John McCain in 2008, but we’ve had these discussions about honesty before.
Still, I’ve always had a soft spot for the old coot, but the man who brought us Sarah Palin now may have...