| Jun 5, 2013
| 12:43 PM
If you were to come up with a lobbying Dream Team to defend genetically modified organisms (GMOs) against hordes of foodie reformers, it would probably look a lot like the one that's been operating for months at our state Capitol.
| May 28, 2013
| 4:41 PM
I'm not normally a prescient sort of fellow.
ESP isn't hardwired into my DNA.
But, the other night I felt eerily and unmistakably clairvoyant. I knew what was going to happen before it happened in the lives of others.
No, I didn't see dead people....
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Being John Landecker might have been a great deal more fun decades ago than it is today, but if you had led the raucous and substance-abusing life that Landecker lived decades ago, you might not be around today. But here is Landecker, looking fit and trim...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:30 AM
A plodding Argentine potboiler that examines the country's history of harboring Nazis after WWII, "Wakolda" poses the question: What would you do if the dapper German doctor you invited into your home turned out to be Josef Mengele? That premise could...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Dr. Henry Morgentaler, 90, an abortion rights activist who helped overturn Canada's abortion law 25 years ago, died Wednesday at his Toronto home, according to Carolyn Egan, director and founding member of the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Clinics....
| May 30, 2013
| 10:38 PM
The Boys in the Boat
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown
An underdog story of nine working-class boys from the University of Washington's eight-oar crew and their...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world, according to a report by the State Department, which is taking the increase so seriously it's appointing a special envoy to monitor the rise.
The increase was revealed in the department's annual...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:25 PM
After two women trying to inoculate Pakistani children against polio were shot this week, some news accounts were quick to place blame: "Anti-polio workers started being attacked after a Pakistani doctor, Shakeel Afridi, ran a fake polio campaign in the...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Annette Roman wonders if she was born "to heal the wounds of war." Her father, you see, was Jewish. Her mother, a member of Hitler's Nazi Youth.
Roman has good raw material to work with — her father, especially, is an eccentric, adulterous...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The doorbell of the apartment in a modest brick building in a quiet residential neighborhood in Washington Heights rings like Big Ben announcing the queen.
"Come in, come in," says the chirpy, accented voice of Ruth Westheimer, known more popularly as...
| May 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Demanding and deeply rewarding, "The Last of the Unjust" finds veteran documentarian Claude Lanzmann turning for the fourth time to outtakes from his monumental "Shoah"; here, he draws extensively from filmed interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Sometime in the next few weeks, if you're walking down Fullerton Avenue around DePaul University and have 15 minutes to spare, duck into the tidy brick building alongside the CTA station. Here you will find the DePaul Art Museum, an institution so...