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The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525: Is there anyone who hasn't imagined what happened in the plane? Today's column.
Anyone who has ever flown has probably imagined what it felt like to be on that plane.
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Jackie Robinson West Pride Parade: An Ode. Today's column.
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Many people take risks to earn the money to live. Some backstory on the train accident that killed two people in Chicago.
Late Thursday afternoon, Kenneth Reed was in his backyard when he heard something strange up on the railroad tracks.
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Admit it: You've gawked at a celebrity or two. And you would have gawked at Malia. Today's column.
When you heard how excited some people were to see Malia Obama out and about at Lollapalooza last weekend, you may have joined the chorus of scoffers.
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Having your name put on a public place doesn't make you immortal. Just ask Dan Ryan. Today's column.
Let's begin with a short quiz.
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The best summers are in the places with the worst winters. Today's column.
The back-to-school ads have blown into Chicago recently with the foreboding of a chilly wind. They talk of crayons, notebooks and glue sticks before some of us have had our first summer peach.
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"Transparent," Jill Soloway's great new Amazon show, has strong echoes of Elaine Soloway's life. Today's column.
Elaine Soloway is not Shelly Pfefferman.
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"So." "Absolutely." "We're pregnant." More on annoying language tics. Today's column.
So let's get back to our language rant.
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It's a gorgeous day. Go outside! (After you click on this column...)
I walked out of Tribune Tower one afternoon this week and into a perfect found moment.
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Look at these Chicago block club signs - they tell the story of the city. Today's column, with photos.
Let's take a moment to praise the block club sign, an underappreciated art form in Chicago.
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Bruce Rauner's phony ads rankle. Here's one reason why. Today's column.
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Amazing how the appeal  a old-fashioned magic trick endures. At least a great, old Chicago shop.Ta's column.
A few noteworthy facts about Jay Marshall, whose name is about to go on an honorary Chicago street sign:
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