Neil Steinberg is a daily columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he has been on staff since 1987. He has also written for many other publications, including Esquire, Rolling Stone, Forbes, the Washington Post and the New York Daily News. The author of eight books, his most recent, "Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery," was written with Sara Bader and published in 2016 by the University of Chicago Press.
A collection of self-portraits show that Albright kept his vision to the end, gazing with a clear eye at his own startled, decrepit face.
The cake-decoration system at a Charleston, S.C. supermarket is programmed to weed out surprisingly frequent attempts to render profanity into icing.
The Illinois Department of Transportation’s “safety tips for motorcyclists” page says nothing about wearing a helmet.
Americans reject the notion of royalty — it’s kinda how our nation came to be. And Chicago has a particular history of despising British aristocracy.
Trump’s America offers a steady drumbeat that some people don’t belong. Why be shocked if the object of this scorn concludes: “Hey, we don’t belong.”
Fran Spielman’s careful analysis is illustrated by seven tiny photos of dabblers already running, and a more apt graphic could not be imagined.
But during this season of graduations, advice like “dream dreams” and “live life” will be given. But what about the audience? Who speaks of our hopes?
Southwest Side residents have been clamoring for Divvy bikes, without success. This week, two other bike-sharing services debuted: LimeBike and Pace.
Blacks couldn’t even get jobs as guards at the fair. Of the 65,000 displays and exhibits, none highlighted the achievements of an African-American.
Once, you could get a Model T in any color, as long as it was black; soon, you’ll buy any Ford car you want, provided it’s a Mustang. Or a Focus.
“Being older is not that bad. Sure, my body’s falling apart, but there are compensations. I’m finding wisdom and understanding and patience.”
What is the task of this newspaper? Only absorbing everything happening now in the entire world with an emphasis on Chicago and Illinois.
Hope and pray if it makes you feel better. But don’t forget to also put your money where your mouth is.
It’s good to pay attention to anniversaries. Terrorists sure do. And at least it shows they remember history, because not everyone does.
The premise — science — would not seem guaranteed to captivate a nation where half the citizens cower in self-constructed hallucinatory states.