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The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

Why Isn't This a Front Page Story Nationwide?

Joel Sucher | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

So time marches on and so do the foreclosures. Justice for homeowners impacted by the fraud is yet to be achieved, and -- if the financial services industry has its way -- the remuneration will be paltry at best.

Arthur Delaney

First Criminal Charges Filed Over Robo-Signing

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

The Nevada attorney general has indicted two midlevel staffers at a mortgage document company, Lender Processing Services, on a whopping 606 counts of...

Don't Blame Fannie and Freddie!

Harlan Green | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

Banks and other commercial lenders withdrew from financing the housing market, leaving government to clean up the mess. So the government subsidy is a very cheap price to pay to keep housing from collapsing completely.

Zach Carter

Banks Exploit Electronic Robo-Signing Loophole

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- When banks were caught improperly signing off on foreclosure documents last fall, consumer advocates and property rights experts hoped t...

Happy to Be "Irrelevant"

Stephanie Dolgoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Dolgoff

The '80s were when I was in high school and college, when, like every raw and angsty adolescent, I felt on some level that Simon LeBon and Natalie Merchant and even Ozzy Osbourne were living inside my head.

Logan Square Gets Two New Record Stores

Chicago Reader | Jessica Hopper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"I've lived in Logan Square for about 20 years now," says Marc Ruvolo, cofounder of long-running Chicago indie/punk label Johann's Face. "There's no r...

A Preposterous Pre-Digital Primer

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

In the days before the internet, how did out-of-town journalists transmit typewritten stories to their editors? They folded the stories into paper airplanes and hurled them out of hotel windows.

The Top Five Boneheaded Music Industry Moves Of 2008

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

In a business where, for the last decade or so, every move made by a major record label or established artist is almost guaranteed to be a dumb one, it's hard to pick a mere five as the créme de la créme of stupidity.

Paul Simon's Lyrics & The Case Of The Vanishing Compact Disc

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The problem of compact discs disappearing from the marketplace is worse than it was only a year ago. Store buyers just ain't a-buyin' from the labels, and it's looking grim all over.