In mid-February, I stumbled across an article about the 75th anniversary of the publication of Dashiell Hammett's book, "The Maltese Falcon." Having seen the movie many times, I announced that I intended to read the book.
Most people have heard the phrase "the horrors of war." But they really have no idea how horrid.
Because of inquiries from readers and the response of other news organizations (most notably The Chicago Tribune March 7 front-page followup), I am posting my March 5 column about the Rhoads-Steidl case.
Some stories, no matter how shocking, don't come as a big surprise. Did anyone really expect Hunter S. Thompson, the king of gonzo journalism, to die in his sleep? Given his self-destructive lifestyle, he just HAD to come to a bad end. And he did, putting
I have a problem with books. There are so many good ones, and there is so little time to read them.
He's not a starter, but Fighting Illini center Nick Smith is an All-American when it comes to interesting observations. Frankly, I'm not surprised since he's intelligent enough to appreciate the humor of Homer Simpson. Here's a Sports Illustrated story th
Some people may be wringing their hands over Laurel Prussing's relatively narrow win in Tuesday's Urbana mayoral election. But I am not among them.