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
Writer Carol Felsenthal specializes in profiling public figures. She has penned intimate portraits of Rod Blagojevich, Michelle Obama, Bill Daley and Dan Rostenkowski for Chicago magazine, where she writes the "Felsenthal Files."
A longtime Iowa reporter-turned-Illinois academic has been pulled back into the whirlwind coverage of his home state's presidential caucuses.David Yepsen covered nine Iowa caucuses for the Des Moines Register and became the go-to-guy for out-of-town reporters looking for analysis.
Fifty years after the Civil Rights era, 60 years after the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans, and almost 150 years after America's abolishment of slavery, the vast majority of the images we see in film and on TV are still of Caucasian Americans.Why are media and movies so out-of-touch with th