| Jul 17, 2014
There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Allegations of industrial cyber-espionage and mass electronic snooping have been flying hot and heavy between Washington and Beijing recently, but director Michael Mann’s upcoming cyber-thriller imagines an American and a Chinese army officer...
| Jul 18, 2014
Forty-five years ago Sunday, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. In "Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program," David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek examine what they believe is the largest...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Children are remarkable judges of the people around them – studies have shown they’re able to tell when someone is lying. But can they pick up on more subtle aspects of misinformation – such as when someone’s telling only part of...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The boy we see in "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz," now at the Siskel Film Center and available on demand starting this weekend, grew up in Highland Park, his imagination seizing on (and seized by) computers not long after he could...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:52 AM
From Oxford's quads to Harvard Yard and many a steel and glass palace of higher education in between, exams are giving way to holidays. As students consider life after graduation, universities are facing questions about their own future. The higher-...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:45 AM
America — arguably the world's most diverse, innovative, and surprising nation — is becoming a lot more predictable. And boring.
According to the most recent Pew Research Poll on political polarization, Americans are becoming more...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency published its Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule last week. By how much would the rule reduce future temperatures? If we apply the climate model developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research — used by both...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: John Krafcik is president of TrueCar, a car-buying website and app, which uses pricing data from other buyers to match consumers with a network of dealers. Krafcik, 52, previously was chief executive of Hyundai Motor America.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Regardless of the age of their students, all driving schools have one thing in common. When it comes time for behind-the-wheel instruction, they rely on a real person.
However, once the student finishes instruction stops and bad habits often begin to...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
As two dudes road trip to California with a feisty girl named Haley, “The Signal” at first resembles a long-awaited remake of 1989’s “The Wizard.” (Which I know is never actually going to happen.) Then the...