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  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...
  • Review: 'Harlem' by Camilo José Vergara

     Review: 'Harlem' by Camilo José Vergara
    Camilo José Vergara's fascinating new book, "Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto," is a collection of time-lapse photography shot over the course of 40 years. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row...
  • A 'Pause' to reflect

    A 'Pause'  to reflect
    It seems impossible that the life and times and accomplishments of Dr. Quentin Young might be able to fit into fewer than 250 pages, but there it is, colorful and passionate, between the covers of "Everybody In, Nobody Out: Memoirs of a Rebel Without a...
  • Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene

    Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene
    Sitting in a packed house of excited, engaged young people at a concert by Third Coast Percussion last week in the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts, I was reminded how much the city's lively – and getting livelier all the time...
  • Push to get Obama library officially begins

    Push to get Obama library officially begins
    The push to build President Barack Obama’s presidential library officially got underway on Friday with the establishment of a foundation, managed by three of his longtime supporters, to oversee the process. Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt, a...
  • George Lucas, wife give $25 million for Chicago kids' art center

    George Lucas and his wife, Chicago investment fund chief Mellody Hobson, are giving $25 million to build a deluxe arts center for a private grade school and high school on the University of Chicago’s campus -- to be named for Gordon Parks, the...
  • Microsoft Names Nadella CEO, Bill Gates Replaced as Chairman

    Microsoft announced that engineering exec Satya Nadella will be its next CEO, replacing retiring chief Steve Ballmer after a nearly six-month search, and that cofounder Bill Gates would step aside as chairman of the board. Gates is to remain a technology...
  • State's attorney, someone, needs to take stand on WWII veteran's death

    State's attorney, someone, needs to take stand on WWII veteran's death
    It's been more than a month since Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez received the Illinois State Police report on the killing of John Wrana. The witnesses have been interviewed, the evidence examined, the autopsy report read again and again. And...
  • Balancing act with layoffs: Profits vs. people

    Balancing act with layoffs: Profits vs. people
    It was the kind of story that makes working people scratch their heads. Macy's, the department-store chain, reported strong holiday earnings, with its CEO saying the company had "significantly increased sales and profitability over the past four years."...
  • The essentials: North Pond

    The essentials: North Pond
    The essentials: North Pond 2610 N. Cannon Drive 773-477-5845 Looks like: Honeyed woods and umbrella-like chandeliers Sounds like: A crackling fire, the tinkle and clank of glassware and the low murmur of conversation Smells like: The season. Green and...
  • Not everyone is streaming mad over net neutrality ruling

     Not everyone is streaming mad over net neutrality ruling
    It's tough to talk about net neutrality these days without getting queasy. Maybe your stomach's in knots over the ramifications of last week's federal appeals court ruling striking down parts of the Federal Communications Commission's open Internet...
  • Emanuel wants 1 pitch for Obama library

    Emanuel wants 1 pitch for Obama library
    As President Barack Obama prepares to launch a foundation to oversee plans for his presidential library and museum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making it clear that he will play a key role in determining where the project is built if Chicago is chosen as the...