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  • The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit

    The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit
    Do you know the Mount Rushmore game? Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore. (For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"? Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers?  Pitchers frequently peak later than position players.   Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
  • Goose Island finally gets to woo home crowd at Wrigley

    Goose Island finally gets to woo home crowd at Wrigley
    After 25 years, Goose Island finally has a home field advantage at Wrigley Field. Chicago’s longest-tenured beer maker will be abundant at Clark and Addison this season for the first time, with both 312 Urban Wheat Ale and the newly released 312...
  • For April Fools' and baseball season: George Plimpton

    For April Fools' and baseball season: George Plimpton
    To commemorate April Fools' Day and the start of baseball season, let’s take a look back at that greatest of all sports prank books, George Plimpton’s “Out of My League.” Originally published in 1961, it recalls Plimpton’s...
  • WGN-TV airing 'Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration'

    WGN-TV airing 'Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration'
    Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and WGN-TV is joining the party with "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration." The two-hour special on the history of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, its primary occupant, will air at 7 p.m....
  • Angels' Albert Pujols is among players closing in on milestones

    The newest addition to Angel Stadium is a dark green sign, behind the last row of the bleachers closest to center field. In white letters and numbers, the sign reads "PUJOLS 494." The number will change with every home run Albert Pujols hits. At Angel...
  • Albert Pujols, 500 jonrones

    Albert Pujols, 500 jonrones
        Albert Pujols se convirtió el martes en el vigésimo sexto (26to) pelotero en la historia que conecta 500 jonrones en el béisbol de Grandes Ligas.   El primera base dominicano de los Angelinos alcanzó la marca el martes al disparar dos...
  • Hannibal Buress performs at 'An Evening with the Bulls'

    Hannibal Buress performs at 'An Evening with the Bulls'
    Hannibal Buress, meet the Bulls. Bulls, meet Hannibal Buress. The 31-year-old comedian and life long Bulls fan said he had never crossed paths with any Bulls players before performing Wednesday at the annual “An Evening with the Bulls”...
  • Review: 'From Black Sox to Three-Peats' edited by Ron Rapoport

    Review: 'From Black Sox to Three-Peats' edited by Ron Rapoport
    "The papers in Chicago in those days were unlike any printed anywhere else," wrote the great Hugh Fullerton in 1928 for the Saturday Evening Post. "They were written largely in the language that the wild growing young city understood." On the evidence...
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says

    Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says
    WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the Presidential Medal of Freedom was established, President Obama presented the nation’s highest civilian award to 16 Americans from fields as diverse as science, politics and sports. The award, created by...
  • Barack Obama Presents Oprah Winfrey With Medal of Freedom

    Oprah Winfrey was honored at the White House on Wednesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in an East Room ceremony heavy in historical reference and doses of humor. "Early in Oprah Winfrey's career her bosses told her she should change her name...
  • Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy

    Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday placed a wreath at President Kennedy's grave, marking 50 years since the assassination that helped shape the presidency and every man who has held the office since. Obama was just 2 years old, a babbling...