| Jun 23, 2008
LA JOLLA -- As your eyes plot the final few steps down the central staircase in UC San Diego's new student center, they land on a red terrazzo text panel that reads: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror." Not exactly a soft landing but...
| Dec 13, 2009
For those who follow the internecine squabbles of the young adult literary world -- nope, it's not all "Twilight" -- this past July brought a new twist to an old story. A book's cover that little resembled what's found inside is a perennial authorial...
| Feb 7, 1993
Who's the hottest property in the record business?
That's not an easy question, but with conglomerates betting zillions of dollars on it, Calendar set out to conduct some independent research.
The first thing we did was to declare everyone--from Michael...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:45 PM
This is my JFK Thanksgiving column, written exactly 50 years after his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. On that day, I was a happy-go-lucky 12-year-old, singing my heart out during music class. Someone knocked on the door. Our teacher stepped out,...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 5:13 AM
When editors at Chicago's Third World Press purchased the rights to publish a book containing Malcolm X's diary, they saw it as an opportunity for readers to view the last year of the civil rights leader's life through his own words.
But earlier this...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Over the past 181 years, the bill of sale has turned a pale tan. The ink has faded from black to brown and includes elaborate flourishes that seem ill-suited to such a grim and ugly business.
On Feb. 25, 1832, the bill reads, a slave named William...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:12 AM
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| Oct 29, 2013
Recently my daughter who now lives in Manhattan and I sat at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Malcolm X Boulevard in the Harlem neighborhood having dinner. This was my first visit to Harlem and I delicately tried to share with my...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The Lions are coming to Chicago on Sunday, with both teams tied atop the NFC North at 5-3. For the Bears, 2013 has been a season in transition—they still have a star unit, but it's the offense, not the defense, that's turning heads.
So in honor of...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Ever since he was earning acclaim as a young theater actor in Chicago, Harry Lennix has never rested on his laurels.
His strong work ethic has served the South Side native well over a career in which he's succeeded in theater, movies and on the small...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:00 AM
While I agree with parts of Jeffrey Ian Ross' recent commentary on gun violence, I do not agree with his conclusions about how to address it and live with it ("Ending mass shootings: It's not just about more or better laws," Sept. 22).
I agree that...