| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:41 AM
It's one thing to study human sexuality in the Midwest in the 1950s. It is yet quite another to find willing participants. But William Masters and Virginia Johnson — the St. Louis-based researchers who would become famous as America's foremost sex...
| Nov 24, 2013
On Thanksgiving Day 1963, as the nation still was reeling from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a 22-year-old woman was killed in Hollywood. Her naked body wasn't discovered by neighbors for three days. Though still a struggling, little-...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Sun-Times Media Group, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, has reached a tentative agreement with the Chicago Newspaper Guild on a new three-year contract, ending 15 months of negotiations.
The deal, announced Monday, includes new benefits for nearly...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Sun-Times Media, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, has agreed to hire back four fired photographers as part of a new collective bargaining agreement, according to a union spokesman.
The tentative three-year agreement with the Chicago Newspaper Guild,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A look back and a final farewell to the notable entertainment celebrities who died in 2013. Cosmo Allegretti (b. 1927) (actor) Allegretti was an actor and puppeteer on Captain Kangaroo, working his way up from set painter. He made and voiced puppets,...
| Sep 15, 2013
In the wake of the great Elmore Leonard’s death, I immediately felt a great sense of loss. Leonard was for decades a constant in my reading life, each book coming at me with fascinating characters and perfect dialogue; each book reminding me how...
| Sep 15, 2013
One unheralded author and a tiny publisher received a Pulitzer surprise in 2010 when Paul Harding's “Tinkers” won the big prize for fiction. The debut novelist and his publisher, Bellevue Literary Press (based at the New York University School...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Friday's print column--UPDATE: Jens Ludwig responded to this column and John Maki responded to Ludwig's response, and so on, rendering the bottom portion of this post a Rhubarb Patch feature. See below. The idea has a lot of common-sense appeal:......
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:19 PM
A judge on Tuesday set a Feb. 18 start date for the involuntary manslaughter trial of former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew.
That date is nearly 10 years after the death of David Koschman, a 21-year-old Mount Prospect man who died after a drunken...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Adam Dunn apparently wants to talk his way out of town.
I hope Rick Hahn is listening.
The White Sox designated hitter and first baseman who can’t play first base had more thoughts on his future in the final week of this remarkable death spiral....
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:02 PM
"Banana" George Blair loved yellow. When he water-skied barefoot, which he did into his 80s in theme park shows, he wore a yellow wetsuit and was towed by a yellow boat.
But it didn't stop there. "Banana" George, who drove a yellow Lincoln and lived...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:51 PM
At least 10 people and a child were injured in a shooting at an outdoor basketball court on Chicago's South Side late Thursday, according to local fire department and media reports.
The child was seriously wounded, according to the Chicago Fire...