| Jan 4, 2010
Once a disease of the young, HIV has made its way into the lives of older Americans. People with the virus are living longer, while some are contracting it later in life.
There have been efforts to fight it: safe sex classes in senior housing, condom...
| May 9, 2010
| 9:10 AM
“Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster”
By Jonathan EigSimon and Schuster, 480 pages, $28
Reviewed by Noah Isackson, Special to the Tribune
Finding a new way to tell a familiar story is a formidable...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 8:46 AM
While the "Century of Progress" World's Fair was in full swing, anevent occurred on this day that changed baseball history: the first All-Star game. A few months earlier, Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly had gone to Col. Robert R. McCormick, publisher of the...
| Dec 8, 2009
On a wind-tossed desert night, the dream of space pioneers Richard Branson and Burt Rutan to bring space flight to everyone -- at least everyone who can afford it -- drew closer to reality when the pair unveiled the world's first commercial passenger...
| Apr 20, 2008
Well before his murderous rampage at Northern Illinois University, Steven Kazmierczak described himself as a victim who had overcome hard times.
In graduate school applications, reviewed exclusively by the Chicago Tribune, Kazmierczak wrote that his...
| Nov 23, 2008
We baby-booming native Detroiters grew up with a ranking system. On the playgrounds at recess, GM was No. 1, Ford was No. 2, Chrysler was No. 3 and American Motors wasn't really worth the effort it took to insult the poor kid whose dad worked there (sorry...
| Oct 7, 2007
The Sept. 29 killing of 10 African Union peacekeepers in south Darfur by a splinter faction of one of the main anti-Sudanese government insurgent groups was shocking -- but especially so to those who have only followed the Darfur tragedy through the...
| Mar 15, 2007
Driving me around Las Vegas almost a decade ago, zydeco music blaring from his car stereo, Hal Rothman promised me he'd leave town when its population hit 2 million. He didn't make it. Fast-growing Clark County is closing in on 1.7 million, but Rothman...
| Jul 20, 2008
Well Enough Alone
A Cultural History of My Hypochondria
Riverhead Books: 258 pp., $23.95
By the end of "Devil in the Details," Jennifer Traig's 2004 memoir of her obsessive-compulsive childhood, she was liberated from the need to lather...
| Jun 15, 2008
Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent
Harvard University Press: 380 pp., $29.95
It all sounds so familiar: a foreign war, an unpopular president, high-minded vows to spread democracy abroad and...
| Feb 1, 2009
Eddie Logan, who ran a shoeshine stand at Santa Anita Park from the day the horse racing track opened in 1934 until a few weeks ago, died Saturday. He was 98.
Logan, who in his younger years was a boxer as well as a baseball player in the Negro Leagues,...