| Jul 7, 2013
It is difficult to understate how far morale had fallen in the Chicago Police Department in January 1960 after the Summerdale scandal broke.
The arrest and conviction of eight police officers for operating a burglary ring cemented public perception of...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:58 AM
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art earlier this year mounted a major retrospective of Garry Winogrand's work, a sweeping photographic chronicle that offers a glimpse of American character from 1950 to the early 1980s. Winogrand — a...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:38 PM
The center of the political world, at least for Florida’s Democrats, on Saturday was the two-story atrium at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, an oasis of cool air and sweet smells – the hotel’s signature white tea scent –...
| Jun 16, 2013
What do political dads really want on Father's Day?
I'm not a political dad. So all I'd like is a pair of leopard-print spandex bike shorts and a Big Wheel Sidewalk Screamer, that I may go on bike rides with the mayor of Chicago.
But what do political...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Library hounds, research heads and history buffs, Robert Darnton has been reading your diary.
Darnton, the university librarian at Harvard University, envisioned a digital library available free of charge to the public that would provide online access...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
It’ll be hard for a South Florida Democrat – at least those with a checkbook or credit card – to miss Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker this weekend. He’ll be everywhere.
The Democratic wunderkind begins his whirlwind of South...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:14 AM
It was a VIP guest list that few Broadway productions could dream of.
Former President Clinton and former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid a visit Tuesday to "Ann," the one-woman biographical play about former Texas Gov. Ann Richards...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"When you've finally got other people writing about you, honey, don't cry, don't wear no black -- because then you've got it made!" -- Truman Capote
I gave an interview recently to Mark Blankenship of TDF Stages: A Theatre Magazine. Here's what...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal," Kerry Washington is the most powerful fixer in Washington, a town that needs a lot of fixing. Trouble is, she's also in love with the most powerful man in D.C.: President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant (Tony Goldwyn). She met...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"I am a deeply religious nonbeliever. This is a somewhat new kind of religion. I am of the opinion that all the finer speculations in the realm of science spring from a deep religious feeling. I also believe that this kind of religiousness ... is the only...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Even before President Barack Obama took the oath of office to begin his second term, much of the political world was already jumping ahead. And for legions of South Florida voters, there's only one person they'd like to see raise her right hand four years...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 7:44 PM
A simmering rage was building, with South Florida rallies featuring celebrities wearing hoodies and high school kids holding up bags of Skittles. This was a month after Miami-Dade high school student Trayvon Martin was killed in Central Florida by...