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  • READER SUBMITTED: Poet Jericho Brown To Read At Quinnipiac University

    Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will read from his work at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 120, at Quinnipiac University. Free and open to the public, this event is part of the university's creative writing program's...
  • Exploring housing needs for an aging population

    Exploring housing needs for an aging population
    In 1990, with the exception of Cook County, no more than 21 percent of Chicago-area residents were 50 or older. In Cook County, it was 26 percent, according to the Census. Back then, the first members of the baby boom generation hadn't celebrated...
  • Fine wine is really not so fine

     Fine wine is really not so fine
    Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign is arguing this week that his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's membership in an exclusive California wine club is evidence that Rauner is "out of touch" with "hardworking Illinois families." I disagree. I think it's...
  • Piano master Vijay Iyer preps for Chicago solo show

    Piano master Vijay Iyer preps for Chicago solo show
    New York pianist Vijay Iyer has been giving significant performances in Chicago since the 1990s, his colossal sound and complex improvisations building a fervent following for his work here and around the world. But the past year or so represented a...
  • Before the fall: 10 books to read right now

    The seasonal tsunami of summer book releases is calming to a light chop as publishers prepare to promote and release their most prestigious titles by their biggest names for the fall season. That's when half the year's book sales occur. Which is no...
  • A.J. Langguth dies at 81; foreign correspondent and historian of wars

    A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and...
  • The Monument Quilt serves as remembrance, strength for sexual abuse survivors

    The Monument Quilt serves as remembrance, strength for sexual abuse survivors
    Under cloudy skies, volunteers were busy Saturday afternoon installing panels of the Monument Quilt on the verdant Federal Hill Park lawn. Walkers and tourists paused to read the emotionally wrenching messages — numbering in the hundreds —...
  • Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

    Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - (This story corrects spelling of Emily Weisburst's name in second paragraph) Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance...
  • California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

    (Reuters) - Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. The measure, passed...
  • Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experimental...
  • Shakespeare as you'll like it

    Transformed on stage into a traveling tent show, William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" takes on a new life at South Coast Repertory with its magic, music and acrobatics exploring the drama of spirits, monsters, witches and lovers. And "Tempest"...
  • Making wagonloads of money in pre-Civil War Independence

    "Merchants of Independence: International Trade on the Santa Fe Trail, 1827-1860" by William Patrick O'Brien; Truman State University Press (224 pages, $34.95) Out in Independence, Missouri, the ornamental wagon wheel can still be seen in a few front...