| Apr 10, 2011
Hearts Touched by Fire
The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War"
Edited by Harold Holzer
Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38
The Civil War
The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It
Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...
| Oct 24, 2010
Lifeguard Sam Allison poked and pinched. He shouted at the man whose 238-pound body was wedged between a treadmill and elliptical machine in the fitness room at Cornerstone Aquatics Center.
The man's face was tinged blue, and the lone signs of life...
| Nov 10, 2010
The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant."
Since then, what we might...
| Dec 26, 2010
Preaching With Sacred Fire
An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present
Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas
W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45
The Anthology of Rap
Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois
Yale University Press:...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 6:12 AM
Hundreds of people in Harlem were not only out of power overnight, they were also out of their homes. They told PIX 11 News that the heat forced them to evacuate or find family or friends to stay with.
"It was crazy out here," resident Ed Wilson told us....
| Feb 6, 2011
| 8:34 PM
The stories behind black historical figures like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass are the ones that stick out for most people.
But black history goes much further, as speakers emphasized during a black history tribute Sunday afternoon at the...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 5:51 PM
New York City parking rules are the stuff of legends. Alternate side. No Standing. No Stopping. However, neighbors in Harlem say the rules are being ignored.
PIX 11 News reporter Greg Mocker was surprised to find out exactly who was creating the...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 5:24 PM
One day after PIX 11 News reporter Greg Mocker reported on a neighborhood besieged by government workers using placards to park illegally, government officials are waking up to the problem - identifying one placard as a fake and promising to take action....
| Sep 9, 2010
| 5:49 PM
Two days after PIX 11's Greg Mocker exposed government workers using placards to block fire hydrants, the New York Police Department appears to be attempting to fix the problem and some members of the department are very unhappy.
"Don't get hit by a...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 5:17 PM
Two weeks after government workers were found using placards to block fire hydrants with their personal vehicles and the New York Police Department took measures to fix the problem, PIX 11's Greg Mocker returned to the area to do a spot check. Council...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:35 PM
In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
| Oct 3, 2011
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Bill Moller in for Greg Jarrett
6:09 a.m. Our very own Karen Conti provides some insight into several high-profile courtroom battles currently in the news: Dr. Conrad Murray, Amanda Knox and William...