Whenever there is a large, breaking news event, many things happen. More so when there is tragedy. Families are affected and lives are lost. People are looking for a place to grieve, a person to blame and for somebody to make sense of what's going on. WBEZ staffers wanted to give users a glimpse at what they're reading, watching and listening to online.
Fourth of July often conjours up thoughts of freedom, flags and fireworks. But at a special Paper Machete performance, writer Kim Bellware spoke on a slightly less optimistic topic: the importance and meaning of an independent press
Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page, the Chicago Tribune's most visible African-American writer and arguably one of its most popular staffers, is under scrutiny for failing to get advanced approval for a gig speaking to a group of Iranian exiles. But blogger Achy Obejas writes that the situation is more nuanced than the Tribune would have us believe.
Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86.Griffith died about 7 a.m.
Maureen “Mo” Ryan, is one of the country’s top TV critics, best known perhaps for her work at the Chicago Tribune. While there, she championed shows likeLostandBattlestar Galacticathat eventually became huge hits.