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20 New Spots for Chicago’s Patio Season

It may seem like spring will never truly arrive in Chicago but think positive thoughts because warmer days are (presumably) ahead. And when temperatures finally do rise, many of the city’s newest restaurants will be ready to unveil their patio spaces. Beat the crowds by checking out the list below …

Bread

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Beauty

America once fought a war against poverty – now it wages a war on the poor

After the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign declared silence was betrayal, we are coming together to stand up to the public policy violence that is ravaging our society<p>In 2013, Callie Greer’s daughter Venus died in her arms after a battle with breast cancer. If caught early, the five-year survival rate …

Middle-class

Comment on Vegan Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel by Morgan

These are good but upon maoing them twice, I’ve found they are so much better when you add apple pie spice or simply cinnamon to the batter.

Breakfast

Wealth inequality is soaring – here are the 10 reasons why it’s happening

By 2030 the richest 1% will own two-thirds of global wealth. But there are avoidable causes of this extreme wealth gap<p>Damning statistic follows damning statistic on wealth inequality. The latest, from the House of Commons, is that by 2030 the richest 1% will own two-thirds of global wealth. The …

Economics

What Really Happened When Bernie Sanders Went to Mississippi

Last week, I joined Bernie Sanders in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s …

Middle-class

The White Sox ballpark in Chicago that never was and could have changed history

Things might have been very different for the Chicago White Sox<p>CHICAGO -- It's late in the 2017 season, and in the 558 section of Guaranteed Rate …

Baseball

Fast food, Facebook and the “deep capture” of democracy: It didn’t start with Cambridge Analytica

Law professor David Yosifon on how decades of corporate manipulation paved the way for the Facebook scandal<p>The Cambridge Analytica scandal is a curious beast: There was undeniable wrongdoing that, according to experts, likely had little impact on the election outcome. Yet the fact that personal …

Cambridge Analytica

New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience

Sitting at the desk in his lower-campus office at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the neuroscientist Tony Zador turned his computer monitor toward me …

Neuroscience

The Best Oxford Shirt (OCBD) Guide You’ll Ever Read

The Oxford cloth button-down shirt (or OCBD for short) is a wardrobe essential every man should own. Our guide to the Oxford shirt includes the …

Men's Fashion

The best crime tours of Chicago

Look beyond Chicago’s gleaming art museums, sprawling parks and sunny beaches and you’ll find something darker: a history of gangs, murder and …

Crime

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Mercer backed a secretive group that worked with Facebook, Google to target anti-Muslim ads at swing voters

Robert Mercer (Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)<br>As the final weeks of the 2016 elections ticked down, voters in swing states …

Government

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don't Be Fooled, 'Roseanne' Is Really TV's Most Anti-Trump Show

The NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist argues the politics on the revived sitcom are played for laughs like on 'All in the Family' or the …

Donald Trump

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Consumer Tech

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Mark Zuckerberg

More Money? For Betsy DeVos, That's Just One of the Problems

Congress just gave Education Secretary Betsy DeVos everything she didn’t want: a bigger budget and a guarantee that certain department offices …

Andy Reid: A year with Alex Smith will help Patrick Mahomes greatly

Getty Images<p>Alex Smith is gone and Patrick Mahomes takes over as the quarterback in Kansas City, after one year of Mahomes sitting on the bench. That …

Football (U.S.)

Will And Jada Are Redefining Normal With Their 'Open' Relationship

Jada Pinkett Smith has decided to come forth and address the rumor mill, speaking about her supposed open relationship with her husband of nearly 20 …

Jada Pinkett Smith

The best lunch spots in the Loop

As the unofficial office epicenter of Chicago, it's no surprise that the Loop is brimming with lunch options. Ditch your boring brown-bag meal in …

Sandwiches

Chicago’s Awful Divide

CHICAGO—Americans hear a lot these days about the country’s urban-rural divide. Rural counties are poorer; urban ones richer. Rural areas are losing …

The New Law That Killed Craigslist’s Personals Could End the Web As We’ve Known It

To pressure the websites that sex workers frequent, Congress just carved a hole in Section 230, which has governed the internet for 22 years.<p>For …

Social Media

Fox News explains why Mr. Rogers was an "evil, evil man"

Fred Rogers is the subject of a documentary and a biopic starring Tom Hanks, both out later this year. Though most Americans assume he's a national …

Tom Hanks

Betsy DeVos Gets Hammered For Shielding Student Loan Servicers From State Regs

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got an earful about her student loan policies on Tuesday during a House appropriations subcommittee hearing. Rep. …

Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company

<b>The UK's Information Commissioner is to apply to court for a warrant to search the offices of London-based political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica.</b><p>The company is accused of using the personal data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the US presidential election in 2016.<p>Its executives …

Cambridge Analytica

Why Is My Face Changing Shape as I Get Older?

Two decades of healthy growth, followed by four to eight decades of slow-motion physical and mental collapse—that’s life, for most of us, despite the …

The Third Age of credit

Society is beginning to wake up to a tremendous shift in one of the most fundamental underpinnings to how we live our lives: the credit system. Even though it’s not commonly known, credit infrastructure has existed about as long as civilization itself. In one way or another, credit systems have …

Credit Cards

Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios

Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or downplays the worst-case scenarios, idealistically building products without the necessary safeguards, and then drags its feet to admit …

Internet

The Chicago Magic Lounge provides a new home for old tricks

During the golden age of Chicago magic, from the 1930s through the 1960s, there were more than a dozen spots around the city where one could witness …

Magic Shows | Private Events | Chicago

An intimate & exclusive monthly event where chicago's best magicians are paired with exquisite food & drinks for a night you'll never forget!

Chicago

No CEO should earn 1,000 times more than a regular employee

The CEO of Marathon Petroleum, Gary Heminger, took home an astonishing 935 times more pay than his typical employee in 2017. In other words, one of …