| Jul 1, 2012
| 3:04 AM
David Ellis is an attorney in serious need of a continuance. Not that he's unprepared to face any judge or jury he might come up against; he goes through as many barrels of midnight oil as anyone on the Chicago bar. But sipping black coffee last week at a...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:20 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Monday to be mostly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 92 and north winds between 5 and 8 miles per hour. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Forecasters are warning that afternoon...
| Jul 4, 2012
The third most popular Independence Day activity—after watching fireworks (No. 1) and sweating (No. 2)—is feigning smug alarm at the stupidity of our fellow Americans, according to a recent poll.
OK, not an actual poll. But that's beside...
| Jul 6, 2012
Millions of consumers will see the results of one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act in the form of a rebate check from their insurance company this summer.
On June 21, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesannounced that 12.8 million...
| Jul 8, 2012
The public intellectual has become a rare creature in America, but Kurt Andersen has helped keep it from going extinct. He co-founded Spy magazine, was editor of New York magazine and now writes pieces like Time's 2011 person of the year story, the...
| Jul 5, 2012
It seems each time there's a natural disaster or wild weather event, photos begin floating around that look too real to be true. While some of them are actual photos and videos of the weather event, let me share a few I've seen circulating days after...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:17 PM
The past 27 hours have truly represented just how much of a "tale of two wrestling companies" fans are living in the United States right now.
On Sunday night, TNA Wrestling presented its Destination X pay-per-view, a wrestling-centric outing with a clear...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Money in the Bank is a pay-per-view that can help change the landscape of WWE for the remainder of the year.
This year's installment featured two Money in the Bank ladder matches, two title matches and a number of additional unannounced matches.
| Jul 19, 2012
I recently attended a lecture by a distinguished man of letters. A poet, novelist, playwright and literary critic, this man also edits journals, directs literary festivals, collaborates on documentary projects, teaches full time at a university and is...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Every writer -- even the great ones -- suffers rejection. Several years ago, The Missouri Review went digging in the Alfred A. Knopf archives and retrieved a collection of in-house readers' reports documenting the publisher's rejection of several...
| Apr 1, 2012
In a special tribute to the nuances of noir, the best of the genre weighs in on books, bad guys and weapons of choice...