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  • Chuck D, Public Enemy celebrate ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ in Iowa

     
    Chuck D and the members of Public Enemy will mark the 20th anniversary of the iconic Fear of a Black Planet on Thursday, April 1, with a panel discussion about its impact and other events — including a show by the Bomb Squad — at University...
  • Should a new writer quit Twitter and Facebook?

     
    In the Millions today, Edan Lepucki writes about going off Twitter and Facebook for the first three months of 2010. She was very good at engaging on both sites -- too good. Thinking perhaps that they were taking up too......
  • Wallace Stegner's widow, Mary, dies at 99 [Updated]

     
    Mary Stegner, the widow of writer Wallace Stegner, died on Saturday. She was 99. The couple was married for almost 60 years, from 1934 until 1993, when Wallace Stegner died after being injured in a car crash. Closely associated with......
  • Political books, like Newt Gingrich's: A mighty roar

     
    Our political literature, as a discourse, has gotten rather coarse. New Gingrich's newest book is titled "To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine," a case of name-calling. There is Glenn Beck's "Arguing With Idiots: How to Stop Small...
  • "The Seamstress," by Frances de Pontes Peebles

    It's rare to find a first novel by a writer barely out of a workshop who isn't looking inward. But "The Seamstress," a glorious narrative production by recent University of Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate and Chicago resident Frances de Pontes Peebles,...
  • Beechen & Dill stays on top of its game

    Beechen  &   Dill stays on top of its game
    Still on the sunny side of 40, Matt Dill recalls the words of wisdom imparted by his communications professor at the University of Iowa, where he earned a degree in business: "Communicating means listening, not talking." "I remember that when I'm with...
  • What's in your water?

    What's in your water?
    Chicago officials have never tested the city and suburban water supply for pharmaceuticals and other unregulated chemicals, even as concern grows about the possible health effects of trace amounts of drugs in drinking water. So the Tribune and RedEye did...
  • Fight against malaria: Battle of life and death

    Fight against malaria: Battle of life and death
    Easter morning, 2008. Dawn Dubsky opened her eyes, her consciousness rising through a soup of painkillers and sedatives. She had been waking sporadically, and every time she did, those watching over her hospital bed shared the same bleak thought: This...
  • Most Big Ten schools publicize appeal option

    Appeals aren't unusual at competitive colleges and universities, particularly state schools. But unlike the University of Illinois, most said they publicize the option. Only one university contacted by the Tribune said it had an unadvertised process...
  • Local Medical Center Tapped For Swine Flu Vaccine Trials

    Local Medical Center Tapped For Swine Flu Vaccine Trials
    The federal government is about to begin human trials for a swine flu vaccine and is tapping a local medical center to assist. About 2,400 healthy adult volunteers will be given one or two shots, each containing 15 or 30 micrograms of vaccines made by...
  • Tulane Makes List of Top Party Schools

    Tulane Makes List of Top Party Schools
    The nation's top party schools, according to Princeton Review's 2009 survey of 122,000 students. 1. Penn State University, State College, Pa. 2. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 3. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. 4. University of...
  • PSU Named Top Party School

    PSU Named Top Party School
    Penn State University tops the charts this year when it comes to the country's top party schools. The school known in part for its football tailgate weekends and fraternity and sorority scene snatched the title away from last year's winner, the...