| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:34 PM
It's like a scene out of a rap video. From driving an exotic car to reportedly spending big bucks at a strip club, pop star Justin Bieber has been living it up after arriving in South Florida on Monday. We combed through social media to get a sense of his...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:31 PM
The race to replace Rep. Henry A. Waxman intensified Friday, a day after the Westside Democrat announced that he would not seek a 21st term in Congress.
State Sen. Ted Lieu announced Friday he would run, joining former City Controller Wendy Greuel among...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Looks like the Miami Heat are the latest recruits in First Lady Michelle Obama's bid to get the country moving more and making healthier food choices.
The first lady is seen video bombing Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and the championship team's coach, Erik...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:57 AM
I knew those ships stuck in the Antarctic for weeks would make a good metaphor for something. The real ships have broken free, but the metaphorical ships are still not moving. Maybe the ice jam has been loosened with the Senate’s rule change...
| Jan 4, 2014
Re "Myths to ditch in 2014," Opinion, Dec. 31
In a departure from speaking like one of the insular Republicans who criticize the Democrats in tones guaranteed to meet with closed-mindedness, Jonah Goldberg did both sides a service with this column.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
It's the season to show concern for the less fortunate among us. We should also be concerned about the widening gap between the most fortunate and everyone else.
Although it's still possible to win the lottery (your chance of winning $648 million in...
| Dec 26, 2013
Letters to the editor for the Dec. 26 TribLocal print edition from Aurora, St. Charles, Naperville and Downers Grove.
Sharing the cold
Yes, winter has come to Chicagoland.
A neighbor has one of the fancy, monster snow-blowers. It's the kind with all...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Death usually brings tears. But Thursday was a day of shared smiles and laughter between friends of a certain age, and of pleasant memories exploding across the Internet and peppering local airwaves as a generation of Chicagoans reacted to the news that...
| Dec 13, 2013
— Make a woman laugh, Marilyn Monroe supposedly said, and you can make her do anything.
Judging from the women who fell for him, Woody Allen learned this early. Alas, he is the least likely role model for Republican males, who seem to have...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Three world leaders -- a white conservative, a black liberal and an unpretentious woman governing the happiest country on Earth -- mirthfully huddled together for a photo capturing a momentous event.
Nelson Mandela would have been pleased.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Pope Francis, who's become known for being frugal and down to earth, must be blushing. The pontiff's Q rating is soaring with his status as Time's Person of the Year and the results of two new popularity polls.
U.S. Catholics approve of the pope more...
| Dec 10, 2013
We have reached a new level of political absurdity when the right is mad at the pope and the left wants to anoint his head with oil.
Everyone seems to have his own special version of Pope Francis. Liberals have declared him a crusader for social...