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The Sox have been much more interesting and controversial of late than their cousins to the north.
Disinformation and misinformation have always been contested categories, defined by subjective judgment. But malinformation is even more clearly in the eye of the beholder.
Trans Chicagoan looks at changes in the LGBTQ community.
The politics of division is a recipe for disaster. It is a well-trodden road that can only take us back to where we’ve been before, and that’s nowhere we want to be.
Empty rhetoric won’t do a thing to help long shot Michigan State, the conference’s only team in the Sweet 16.
The normalcy of both camps is allowing baseball fans to return to a familiar routine.
Bank lending for drilling projects like Willow is not only bad for the environment. It will weaken the impact of a historic $370 billion investment our country will make in the next decade on green technology and alternatives to oil and gas.
The toll of the 51-day standoff between federal agents and David Koresh’s Branch Davidians still shocks in Netflix doc.
We all love upsets in the NCAA Tournament, but let’s show some compassion to Purdue big man Zach Edey.
If either Sergio Acosta or April Perry are picked to be the next U.S. attorney in Chicago, it will be the first time a non-white male has held the job.
France has been roiled for weeks because they’re trying to do something about a pension crisis we barely think about.
The devastation of the pandemic and lockdown only heightened the feeling that we don’t get to see our loved ones overseas enough, and left us wondering if flying to India would ever be possible again.
Self, 60, hasn’t coached in a game since before the Big 12 tournament. The No. 1-seeded Jayhawks face Arkansas on Saturday.
First baseman and former Yankee wasn’t just a showman – he could play ball
Madigan’s crew put the arm on plenty of special interests.
Aaron Rodgers’ pending move to the Jets doesn’t guarantee success for the Monsters of the Midway.
Brandon Miller has no business playing in the NCAA college basketball tournament. And it shouldn’t be up to coach Nate Oats to make the decision.
As a disillusioned professor on this smart, new AMC series, the actor finds the decency in a deeply cynical character.
As Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson barnstorm in churches and parades before the April 4 runoff, policing and public education are front and center. This election also touches on power, identity, and of course, race.
UPenn law professor Amy Wax is upping the ante on obnoxious public remarks and almost daring the law school at which she teaches to punish her.
There won’t be much of anything worth remembering about the Illini’s loss to the Razorbacks, and, truth be told, there might be only one thing: The Illini didn’t show up until it was too late.
Teenage Billy Batson’s alter ego muscles his way through loud, underwhelming action sequences.
Hollywood veteran director Michael Goi on how to nail a job interview.
Period-piece specialist visits the more recent past in gast-moving crime drama about murders in the 1960s.
As the musicians show off Dublin and perform beautiful reimaginings of their hits, their funny fan provides some levity — and a big finish.