| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:06 AM
Longtime Chicago media columnist Robert Feder is launching a standalone media blog next month through a partnership with the Chicago Tribune.
The editorially independent Web site, RobertFeder.com, will be owned by Feder, but licensed and marketed by...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Oprah Winfrey has been making all kinds of headlines recently -- starring alongside Forest Whitaker in "The Butler," recounting an alleged incident of shopping-related racism in Switzerland, and wearing a ginormous Afro wig on the September cover of O...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:34 AM
The investor who reportedly built Michigan City's Blue Chip Casino died on a bicycle in Berrien County.
Monday night Kevin Flynn was killed when police say a car hit his bicycle on Three Oaks Road in Chikaming Township.
A 67-year-old woman was driving...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:34 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds The Chicago Sun-Times is taking flak for its Sunday cover about the Asiana Airlines crash. The front page headline read "FRIGHT 214," which — I assume — was intended to be a play on the doomed flight's......
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:32 AM
It must have been great to come of age during the Age of Aquarius. You know … peace, love, harmony, granny dresses and the chance to change the world.
Groovy, yeah, unless you were a kid stuck in a dreary Upstate New York place like Brewster. No...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:27 PM
The FBI said it is reopening its investigation into the 1964 kidnapping of a newborn boy from a Chicago hospital, after recent DNA testing revealed that a boy found in New Jersey more than a year later and returned to the elated parents wasn't actually...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:58 AM
As a little kid, I used to say I wanted to be a chef, surgeon or professional dancer, but that was before Watergate. During the summer of '73, Mr. "B," a lifeguard at the beach where I hung out, would sneak into the parking lot and listen to the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:09 AM
The following items were taken from police reports.
A couple in their 20s stole an iPhone 5 with a pink case worth $600 from an Oak Park woman's purse in the rear of the 100 block of Harrison Street at 10:18 p.m. July 18. The man sprayed...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Serial killers leave me cold. And it's not just because they relentlessly slaughter defenseless human beings; that, of course, is a definite turnoff, but we often have to put up with unpleasant proclivities in our friends and relatives, do we not?
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:31 AM
The rebel commander's severely wounded chest is sewn back together with dental floss. All who see it marvel at the medical miracle.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...