| Apr 9, 2012
As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program.
Beginning in 1968, as one of...
| Oct 23, 2011
For Piri Thomas, being a dark-hued Latino in 1930s New York was far from the best of worlds. His siblings were fair-skinned, like his Puerto Rican mother, but he took after his black Cuban father, whose unsettled feelings about race scarred both of them....
| Jan 6, 2012
Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99.
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Elizabeth Catlett, a sculptor and printmaker who was widely considered one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century despite having lived most of her life in Mexico, has died. She was 96.
Catlett, whose sculptures became symbols...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:45 AM
The American Library Association awarded Anne Enright and Robert K. Massie the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, respectively, on Sunday during the ALA's annual conference. Enright was recognized for her novel, "The...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried to set the tone tonight for his second budget town hall meeting at the outset, saying he wanted to hear “ideas, not insults.”
“I want people to be constructive, not just complain. I am looking for solutions,&...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:13 PM
Venturing outside his typically tightly-scripted settings, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday night found himself having to answer a few pointed questions about some of his early decisions.
Mental health advocates questioned the new mayor about his decision to...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:45 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host two meetings next week where Chicagoans will get a chance to tell him how to close the city's $635.7 million deficit to balance next year's city budget.
The open houses will be held Monday at Kennedy-King College, 740 W. 63rd...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday offered a preview of the theme of his speech at the Democratic National Convention next month: his insider’s view of the moves President Barack Obama made after taking office.
“I'm going to testify to what I...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
| Sep 30, 2011
Olympic runner John Carlos wants things done, and, as the people close to him came to understand, he demands that change within 48 hours. However, John Carlos had more than 48 hours to plan the bold statement he made after he won the bronze medal in the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:53 PM
A deceased biographer and a first-time bestselling novelist are among the finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards. Five finalists in four categories – fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature – were announced Wednesday...