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  • Preserving Disorder

    In its haste to clean up the memories of one riot, the administration of the younger Daley has obliterated public reminders of another-the Haymarket riot of 1886.
  • Celluloid Antihero

    Filmmaking may be the only thing that keeps Jim Sikora from living the dead-end life of his characters.
  • Screwball

    Microbrews, dancing Elvis, goose races...whatever happened to good old-fashioned fun at the ballpark?
  • Swimming With Sharks

    The latest chapter in the battle for control of the Uptown Theater involves shady landlords, pie-eyed restorationists, and a mysterious buyer woh vanished overnight.
  • The Mrs. Myth

    The Wall Street Journal claims that young professional women are rushing to the altar, but a closer look suggests that the paper has made an all-too-familiar mistake
  • Why Be White?

    The way you look doesn't make you white. It's the way you think.
  • All Apologies

    It's been 15 years since Janet Cooke faked her Pulitzer-winning story. Now she says she's sorry, but maybe sorry just isn't good enough.
  • My Impossible Dream

    I thought my book would change the world. Then my plans backfired.
  • Last Call

    The Final Hours of a Neighborhood Tavern
  • High Hopes

    The way Jimmy Baker sees it, he's still got time to become a star.