Now seemed a perfect time to flee into “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. Alas, a vexing present will sneak up where least expected.
Life can be better than what we’ve got, but we need to work at it. Now is a time to make our own reality, and we can start with English muffins.
Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde. “The huge lady with the braids,” she says. “A stereotype we are fighting right and left.”
When NFL players decline to stand during the national anthem, they are exercising hard-won rights as Americans.
Mike Ditka denies the essence of the city and has proved himself to be an enemy of minorities at every turn.
The Cook County soda tax was never about battling obesity or diabetes. But Toni Preckwinkle insisted it was a basic health measure, like flossing.
“Story of a Curse” by Rich Cohen is a marvelous distillation of all things Cubs, the history, the jinx, and the glorious redemption of 2016.
Win over people to the idea of caring for each other and addressing problems for the common good, and then we can talk about gun control.
Every day we get fresh evidence of just how lost we are, how further away we drift from being the country we imagined we were.
Most women in Illinois no doubt did not realize that the trigger law, formally 720 Illinois Criminal Statue 510, was dangling over their heads.
Hugh Hefner grew rich and famous, living a lifestyle that many envied while others found it, ultimately, sad and shallow.
People worry that drones will be part of an intrusive despotic state. I’m more worried about Americans being ignored than spied upon.
Free citizens can put their hands to their hearts or their knees to the ground as their consciences dictate. Their choice. Not Donald Trump’s.
The “Long Count” is perhaps the most famous 14 seconds in boxing, if not all professional sport. But why it mattered deserves remembering.
With statues of Robert E. Lee being pulled down, what of Stephen Douglas, a slave holder, whose 10-foot statue sits on a 46-foot column at his tomb?