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  • EdgyTim's recruiting rundown: Curie's Adeyanju sets official visits; Richmond-Burton's Pittser is one to watch

    EdgyTim's recruiting rundown: Curie's Adeyanju sets official visits; Richmond-Burton's Pittser is one to watch
    Curie senior defensive end James Adeyanju (6-2, 250 pounds) has decided on the five schools he wants to visit this fall. Adeyanju is planning to make official visits to Wisconsin (Sept. 16), Boston College (Oct. 1) and Nebraska (Oct. 15). He announced...
  • Discoveries: 'Snakewoman of Little Egypt' by Robert Hellenga

    Discoveries: 'Snakewoman of Little Egypt' by Robert Hellenga
    Snakewoman of Little Egypt A Novel Robert Hellenga Bloomsbury USA: 342 pp., $25 Blend one anthropologist (Jackson), one young woman fresh out of prison for shooting and injuring her husband (Sunny), and that husband, a Pentecostal pastor from a...
  • In Sunday books: A new anthology speaks volumes on black L.A.

    In Sunday books: A new anthology speaks volumes on black L.A.
    When Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramón tell people that Los Angeles has the second largest black population of any U.S. county, the usual response is raised eyebrows and blank stares. "They're shocked," says Hunt, a sociology professor and director of...
  • Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson

    Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson
    The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson Random House: 622 pp, $30 It was an all-too-familiar dispatch from a particular time and place. The Clarks, a young black family of four, were trying to improve...
  • Book Review: 'Beauty Queens' by Libba Bray

    Book Review: 'Beauty Queens' by Libba Bray
    Beauty Queens A Novel Libba Bray Scholastic: 396 pp., $18.99, ages 13 and up Few events are more intrinsically ridiculous than the sequined spectacle of surgically enhanced females fake-baked to perfection and trotted on stage to one-up one another...
  • Critic's notebook: Skyscrapers remain powerful symbols, post 9/11

    Critic's notebook: Skyscrapers remain powerful symbols, post 9/11
    Any skyscraper is a contradiction. The tall tower is architecture's most famous building type and also the one most clearly at odds with the profession's roots. Fundamentally, architecture is shelter, a concession that we're afraid to face the elements...
  • Alarm fatigue a top hospital safety issue

    Alarm fatigue a top hospital safety issue
    "Alarm fatigue," or the failure of medical staff to respond to incessantly beeping devices, is one of the top conditions creating safety issues in hospitals, according to the Joint Commission, the national organization that accredits the facilities....
  • Asian group joins effort to fight smoking in Chicago

    Asian group joins effort to fight smoking in Chicago
    A Chicago-based health and social service agency that works with the city's Asian community plans to announce Thursday a new effort to get more Asians to stop smoking. Asian Human Services has implemented smoking-cessation workshops to counsel those...
  • Public housing going smoke-free

    Public housing going smoke-free
    Betty A. Smith had become accustomed to holding a tissue over her mouth to combat the secondhand smoke that would infiltrate her apartment. After years of raising concerns, the 83-year-old lung cancer survivor and former smoker has literally found...
  • A Downside to High Teen Self-Esteem?

    A Downside to High Teen Self-Esteem?
    Laura Rovi was smart enough to be lazy. An honor student at Elmhurst's York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, she was accustomed to getting an A even when she cruised through a class. She expected nothing less when she took a government course her...
  • Clamping down on CT scans for kids

    Clamping down on CT scans for kids
    Ferdousi Dawood was worried. Her daughter's headaches were excruciating, and prescription medicines and natural remedies had failed to make a difference. Now, a doctor at Children's Memorial Hospital was recommending a CT scan to peer inside the 10-year-...
  • Teens and heroin: A growing issue

    Teens and heroin: A growing issue
    Did you know that for the price of a venti caramel macchiato at Starbucks, you can get high on heroin? And if you have a teenager who likes to party, this is most likely their drug of choice, according to a recent study by Roosevelt University. "Over the...