The mastermind of 9/11 is dead, and it feels damn good. Does that represent something ugly lurking deep down in our cores? Or is it just a desire for fairness that came to pass yesterday?
Posted May 2, 2011, at 11:52 a.m.
Apparently a lot of people believe that tornadoes can't strike big cities, or at least the downtown area. It's a little more than an old wives' tale, but a lot less than the truth.
Posted April 29, 2011, at 5:22 p.m.
Plus: Chicago house duo Virgo Four, crime and the Plan for Transformation, some David Foster Wallace-related reading, Chicago's royal wedding, and more.
Posted April 29, 2011, at 3:15 p.m.
I'm not saying the royals will always be with us. But apparently we'll have them to kick around for awhile, if not as God's chosen rich people, then as a 21st century brand. At least it's not as unavoidable as it was in Chicago circa 1959.
Posted April 29, 2011, at 12:59 p.m.
As royal wedding fanatics counted down the final hours before Prince William and Kate Middleton’s walk down the aisle, the happy couple was toasted in the Chicago home of British Consul General Robert Chatterton Dickson at a party that merged English pomp (ladies in hats; men in ties and tails) with Midwestern circumstance (coffee mugs immortalizing the...
Posted April 29, 2011, at 11:10 a.m.
In the wake of yesterday's massive tornado outbreak, the deadliest in almost 40 years, a look back at the career of Ted Fujita and the lessons he learned from the Super Outbreak of 1974... and before that, the bombing of Japan.
Posted April 28, 2011, at 7:18 p.m.
A map shows the distribution of el stops throughout the city, revealing where's a short walk, and where's a long haul, to the city's public-transportation arteries.
Posted April 28, 2011, at 3:18 p.m.
The value of listmaking resides in how the criteria reflect the interests and knowledge of the listmakers. Which is why there's always room for one more. Here's mine.
Posted April 28, 2011, at 12:53 p.m.
During the president's whirlwind day of birth certificates, Oprah, and fundraisers, the mayor suggests some small plans for Chicago. Very, very small.
Posted April 27, 2011, at 6:14 p.m.
The culture vultures are underwhelmed by this year's Lolla lineup, giving more ammo to those who call it WalMart by the Lake. But it's closer to Costco, and besides: there are other, cheaper options.
Posted April 27, 2011, at 3:56 p.m.