| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Every so often Riccardo Muti likes to remind the local concert public that his Chicago Symphony Orchestra isn't just a superb instrument for the big Romantic, late Romantic and 20th century repertory. It plays Classical-era works with the same dedication,...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Outdoor concerts, movies in the park and a festival for everything from ribs to blues to craft beer. Summer in Chicago is so action-packed, it's easy to forget that the season is also about slowing down and enjoying some R&R. Our thinking: Why face the...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:31 AM
The rebel commander's severely wounded chest is sewn back together with dental floss. All who see it marvel at the medical miracle.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday...
| Jul 25, 2013
Whether you post on a Facebook profile with 20 followers or are in charge of a big brand with 20,000, everyone should have a social media crisis plan. The recent outcry over Rolling Stone's decision to put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev...
| Jun 20, 2013
For me, following someone on social media is a lot like dating. I like to learn a little about them first before going all the way.
Following. Following is all the way. Sorry if you were expecting something else, but this isn't that kind of column. When...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Monday, April 15, the day of the Boston Marathon bombings and the federal income tax filing deadline, was the saddest day online in five years. At least that’s what the makers of the "hedonometer" computer program suggest.
Scientists at the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 2:29 PM
After the first blast, nobody needed to tell Jarrod Clowery to run.
Clowery, 35, had been watching the Boston Marathon with friends when he saw the smoke and the running crowd. He climbed on a fence and then paused to call out to a friend's girlfriend....
| Apr 20, 2013
| 5:33 PM
As one might expect -- nay, hope -- the expletive deleteds were flying fast and furious at the Los Angeles Festival of Books' Saturday afternoon panel discussion "Humor: Vastly Inappropriate," which consisted of authors Heather McDonald, Ophira...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 1:26 PM
BOSTON — The parents of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Saturday they have no immediate plans to travel to the U.S., in part because of the mother’s fears she is also under suspicion.
“They are now thinking...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:46 PM
The Massachusetts police photographer who never sought permission before releasing images of the arrest of the man accused of being the Boston Marathon bomber has been placed on restricted duty with pay pending further investigation of his case, his...
| May 1, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Brothers and Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be the focus of a major new biography by Russian American scholar and journalist Masha Gessen. Riverhead will publish the as-yet-untitled book.
Gessen is the author,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
New York Muslims have filed a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department over the department's surveillance of Muslims, which they called invasive and unconstitutional.
The public debate over government surveillance has crescendoed over...