| Jul 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., has agreed to remove replicas of Confederate flags several months after 12 black law students demanded their removal from campus.
The flags in the university's Lee Chapel were replicas of original...
| Jul 10, 2014
Chicago-born actress and comedian Nora Dunn, one of the few alums of TV's "Saturday Night Live" based in the Chicago area, has sold her two-bedroom vintage condominium unit in Ukrainian Village for $258,500 and paid $185,000 for a condo in Evanston....
| Jul 13, 2014
In 2014, Chicago is more than a city name; it's a metaphor for urban perplexity. The word simultaneously evokes a glittering urban sky-scrape of festive commercialism and a fetid, murderous underbelly.
More than a tale of two cities, those contradictory...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"Song of the Shank," Jeffery Renard Allen's epic and brilliant new novel about slavery and musical genius, is not an easy book to read. There is, for starters, the book's odd and sometimes confounding protagonist, based on a real man who is most often...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Luchadora por la mujer y las niñas
Slavery Inc.: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking no es el primer libro de Lydia Cacho y con toda seguridad no será el último.
Mexicana, periodista, investigadora, líder en la lucha de los derechos de...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Pam Bondi came face to face with victims of human trafficking during a trip to Mexico City with four other state attorneys general months ago.
They went there to meet with officials on a variety of topics, but Florida's attorney general was focused on...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:31 PM
The spectacle that is this city's Central Market could be a metaphor for the cultural melange that is Suriname.
In stalls outside under the blazing equatorial sun, an ethnic mix of vendors offered fresh and smoked fish, fruits and vegetables, fish eggs,...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Francis Scott Key is so closely identified with Ft. McHenry that the south Baltimore landmark is considered the go-to place to learn how the 15-starred American flag that flew after the fort's bombardment 200 years ago inspired him to write the poem...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives's play "Venus in Fur" — itself a sort of meta-adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 short novella (whose title is usually translated as "Venus in Furs") — is, among other things, a...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:47 AM
FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, and subsequent violent protests, highlight a stubborn racial divide in a St Louis suburb that has struggled to build healthy relations between...