This morning the Associated Press reported on the death of Los Angeles-based radio producer and director Yuri Rasovsky, who died on January 18 at age 67 of esophageal cancer. He was a smoker, at least during his younger days here in Chicago, and perhaps it caught up with him.
It's election season. (Did you know that?) And what I hate most about it is how certain candidates throw around terms like "liberal elite media" and "lamestream media," and insist that journalists are full of lies and hate America and so on. How do we know this is what the candidates think?
Lori Andrews, internationally acclaimed legal pioneer in the areas of modern ethics and privacy, discusses her latest book, I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy.
The 2012 Republican presidential primaries witnessed the return of yet another 2008 contender: Stephen Colbert.The Comedy Central host made a tardy (and satirical) entrance to the race in South Carolina earlier this month, thanks, in part, to the support of his collegue Jon Stewart. Together, t
Happy birthday Poetry magazine! One hundred years ago, Chicago poet and patron of the arts Harriet Monroe founded Poetry magazine. In 1912, she wrote, "In the huge democracy of our age, no interest is too slight to have an organ.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association dared to let Ricky Gervais come back and host the Golden Globe Awards, a year after he insulted the organization and nearly everyone in the star-studded room with his lacerating wit.But Gervais and the show seemed tamer and more predictable this year, not quit