| Oct 27, 2013
Ah, safe home Chicago: The murder rate has fallen by nearly half. Unless, that is, you live on the blood-drenched streets where violent crime rates have actually increased. Until we end that concentrated slaughter, this city again risks losing its...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:16 AM
"Chicago is the drain into which the brains of the Middle West disappear. Moving there is not even an aspiration for ambitious Michiganders. It's the accepted endpoint of one's educational progression: grade school, middle school, high school, college,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:26 PM
STORRS — It was a field trip, which for some students is perhaps a license to tune out, lay low.
Jason Irizarry took a group of UConn basketball players from his urban education class to one of the poorest districts in the United States, to the...
| Sep 13, 2013
Is the suburb you're living in a future slum? Should you shove a for-sale sign into your front yard, pack your bags and light out for some lively urban neighborhood before it's too late?
Leigh Gallagher doesn't know the answer to those questions, but...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is making waves with her call to rescind the company's liberal work-from-home policy and require that all Yahooligans stop lolling around on their sofas, watching cat videos in their sweatpants and, instead, start working from...
| Jul 10, 2013
On paper, Chicago might seem a model of diversity with roughly equivalent populations of African-Americans, Hispanics and whites. The reality, of course, is very different, with each of these groups tending to cluster in distinct corners of the city....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The pitch meeting wasn't going as planned.
John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, founders of entertainment business incubator FactoryMade Ventures, wanted movie director Robert Rodriguez to help them create an English-language cable network for Latinos....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:45 PM
When you first arrive in Bethel (or "Mamterilleq" in Yup'ik, meaning "the smokehouse people"), you can find welcoming signs just about everywhere.
Most of them reflect the town’s "Home of the Kuskokwim 300" sled dog race that takes place each year...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Jean Enright hopes to make the leap from an obscure job as a Port of Palm Beach commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives. She faces a big obstacle: The longtime incumbent, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, doesn't have any intention of getting out of the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:11 PM
More so than her words about George Zimmerman getting away with murder, I was taken aback at the sight of Juror B-29.
"She's black," I said to my daughter.
Indeed, Juror B-29 could be any one of my four daughters, my sister, my mother, my aunts...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Yo! The long-running success of the Pittsburgh Steelers apparently is not enough to keep people in parts of western Pennsylvania. Allegheny County lost 4.3 percent of its population between the 2000 Census and 2010 Census. As a result, it will......
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:08 PM
With New York Fashion Week firmly in the rear-view mirror, digital marketing firm Silverpop has finished crunching the social media statistics of 15 fashion brands to determine things like which labels gained the most Twitter followers during the...