| Oct 20, 2009
In the summer of 1968, events were roiling America and the world: the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy; the escalation of the Vietnam War; the Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia; the radicalization of the civil...
| Apr 8, 2009
Today's topic: Richard Poplawski, the alleged gunman in the April 4 Pittsburgh shootings, reportedly obtained his weapons legally. Jiverly Wong, who killed 13 people in New York state on April 4, also bought his guns legally, having passed background...
| Dec 10, 2009
CHICAGO, December 9, 2009 – Chicago's Very Own Holidays 2009, a new, original half-hour local production, will offer a nostalgic look back at Chicago Christmases past. It will premiere on December 20 from 8:30-9pm, with encores on Christmas Eve,...
| Dec 21, 2009
She has been old for so long that she can remember when the first graying hairs and the withering of her churned milk complexion seemed to matter, as if the obliteration of her youth signaled the end of something. That was 20 years ago. At 82, Helen...
| Jan 2, 2010
| 11:36 AM
A drunk city worker was slapped with a DWI Friday, as he was on his way to pick up Commissioner Robert Hess and drive him to City Hall for the 2010 inauguration ceremonies.
Nathaniel Chambers, 45, was flagged down by police at the toll plaza of the...
| Jun 27, 2009
Subway and bus fares in New York City will go up Sunday. The cost of a single ride will go from $2.00 to $2.25. A 30-day Metrocard will jump from $81 to $89, while the price of a 7-day unlimited Metrocard will rise from $25 to $27. Express bus fares are...
| Aug 22, 2010
The Cross of Redemption
James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan
Pantheon: 308 pp. $26.95
Not infrequently, James Baldwin found himself quite publicly fielding a deeply presuming question. Though versions varied over time, the rough...
| Feb 15, 2009
Some impressive birthdays have been celebrated lately, including the 200th of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, who were born on the same day in 1809. Let's blow out 10 more candles to celebrate these facts:
1. A "leapling" or "leaper" is a person born...
| Nov 14, 2010
| 5:08 PM
New York Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo savored victory on election night almost two weeks ago. Now he's getting ready to govern. Cuomo's transition teams are expected to begin meeting as early as next week. The transition teams are meant to help the...
| May 10, 2010
Lena Horne, the silky-voiced singing legend who shattered Hollywood stereotypes of African Americans on screen in the 1940s as a symbol of glamour whose signature song was "Stormy Weather," died Sunday in New York City. She was 92
Horne died at New York-...
| Jun 8, 2010
| 8:38 AM
The pall of grief hanging in the air was as oppressive as the heat that had been baking the city for two days. New York and the entire nation remained in a numbed state of shock as reality sunk in that history had repeated itself. Another Kennedy had been...