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  • History lesson: Why Jerry Brown is called 'Moonbeam'

     
    In 1976, a Chicago newspaper columnist wrote that Jerry Brown would get "the moonbeam vote." The writer was Mike Royko, who then started referring to the then-38-year-old Brown as "Gov. Moonbeam." Royko was suggesting that Brown was attracting California's New
  • Richard M. Daley, Chicago mayor, boss and Obama mentor, calls it quits next year

     
    Big-city Democratic boss retires after 21 years, setting off a political succession scramble including White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

    Book review: 'Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun' by Steve Lopez

    Book review: 'Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun' by Steve Lopez
    Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun Steve Lopez Camino Books: 309 pp., $17.95 paper At most newspapers the first-person singular pronoun, like the nuclear football, is entrusted to one person at a time. Usually cityside columns go to native...

    On the crime beat with St. Clair McKelway

    On the crime beat with St. Clair McKelway
    The New Yorker, as J.D. Salinger's recent death served to remind us, has been a crucial outlet for writers for more than 80 years. A.J. Liebling, Lillian Ross, Joseph Mitchell, Calvin Trillin -- these are just a few of the voices the magazine has...