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CultureZohn: Picasso Threeway, Part I, Picasso and the Camera

Patricia Zohn | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Picasso is the standard by which all other artists are measured: first, of course, for pure talent, but not far behind for showmanship, the love affairs, the extended and often fractious family, the tortured women he left behind, the control he exerted and now, for the photographs of his life and work.

How Do We Date In The Modern Age?

Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Today a new, six-week online study was launched that seeks to examine how do we date, have sex and form relationships in the modern age. Conducted ...

Money-Saving Tips for Seniors

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

We all love a good bargain, no matter what our age. But if you're a senior citizen on a fixed income, finding discounted goods and services can mean the difference between making ends meet and going without.

Daley on Exit: I Could Have Won, That's Why I Quit

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.18.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Bill Daley offered a unique excuse Tuesday for why he had abandoned his bid for governor the previous day: He was confident he'd win. And he realized that, at 65, he wasn't prepared for the 5- to 9-year commitment winning the governorship would entail.

What Metra and Transit Agency Improvements Will We Achieve?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

With news of another group looking at fixing our transit oversight in Illinois, we wonder what will be the legacy of the Metra Memogate? What will we have accomplished?

State Rep. Jack Franks: Maybe Clifford Broke the Law?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.19.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Ex-Metra CEO Alex Clifford might have had a duty to report to authorities the pressure he felt from House Speaker Michael Madigan and others to promote and hire certain workers. Madigan writes laws and doesn't break them.

More patronage outrage from Metra scandal

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA OUTRAGE CONTINUES It turns out that the Metra employee for whom House Speaker Michael Madigan was trying to obtain a raise was already collectin...

Crime, debt, flight = Detroit? Not to a Chicago cartoonist

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

MOTOR (WINDY) CITY Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis' view of crime-plagued, financially failing Detroit looks awfully familiar. He says a lot ...

Race Conversations in Florida and Los Angeles

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Natalie Pace

Friday, July 12, 2013, is one of those immortal days where you will remember exactly where you were and what you felt when six jurors (all non-black f...

The First Female CEO of a Television Network Offers a Springboard for Other Women

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.07.2013 | Small Business
Natalie Pace

Kay reveals the secret behind the success, including how she strategically positioned herself to be a network CEO, at a time when women were only getting offers to become the secretary.

Happy Independence Day. Financial independence, and the freedom to invest green.

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

Financial freedom, the ability to easily choose to invest in green products and services, and deny your dollars to old school, last century, cronyism business, is the next great revolution. And, financial literacy is the key that unlocks the prison door.

Ghaya Oliveira Takes the Cake After Kneading a Lot of Dough

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.31.2013 | Women
Natalie Pace

The proof is in the pudding of a great pastry chef, but rising to the top of the culinary world as executive pastry chef of DANIEL also requires a lot of time, dedication, discipline, patience and hard work.

LEDs Light Up Wall Street

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business
Natalie Pace

Last week, I blogged about Tesla, one of the hottest stocks on the NASDAQ composite index. This week, I'm featuring another Wall Street love affair, C...

Is Tesla, Maker of the Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year, a Good Short?

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Natalie Pace

Tesla stock has been on a rocketship this year, soaring to four times its trading value of a year ago, from $25 to $115 per share! Recently a subscriber asked me if this super hot stock was now a short. My answer: "That's going to require an article. It's not a simple yes or no."

PHOTOS: 10 Places To Take Your Crunchy Hippie Date

HowAboutWe | Posted 06.19.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of HowAboutWe. By Jenny Platt In a city full of actors and models, everyone’s in a permanent state of bikini-readine...

Gold Is Poised to Rally Mid-Summer

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Natalie Pace

Wall Street's rally has tarnished gold's allure, but that could all change over summer, when politicians go to war over the debt ceiling, particularly if Fitch makes good on their downgrade warning.

Dear NSA, George Orwell Is Watching You

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a month of ironies focused on Net freedom and somebody is benefiting from it - with a great sense of humor to boot. Irony 1: "Dear NSA, you can ...

Fumbling Federal Agency Slows the PACE of Energy Efficiency

Jim DiPeso | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Jim DiPeso

Efficiency upgrades create jobs for local tradesmen. Homeowners enjoy lower utility bills and greater home comfort. Less energy waste reduces pollution and strengthens energy security. The FHFA should get with the program or get out of the way.

Demote, Defang DeMarco

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

This guy, Edward DeMarco, the acting head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, is deliberately damaging America -- promoting foreclosures, high unemployment and excessive taxes. He has got to go.

PACE Financing: Enabling Energy Savings and Job Creation

Scott D. Henderson | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Scott D. Henderson

With Washington stuck in gridlock on so many issues, innovative local government initiatives may offer the best hope for progress on job creation -- and energy independence.

Face Your Pace: It's OK To Slow Down

D.G. Fulford | Posted 01.18.2012 | Fifty
D.G. Fulford

The epiphany of pace takes place in the oddest of spaces when you aren't raising kids or grandkids, or taking care of an aging parents anymore. When you are alone, you begin to notice.

'Seniors Ride Free' To Expire For Most 65-Plus Transit Riders

Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

Beginning next week, many senior citizens will lose access to the program providing free rides for qualifying passengers on Metra, CTA and Pace. The f...

Why A College Fund Is An Essential Part Of Your Divorce Settlement

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.11.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Include this life line in your divorce settlement. On June 29-30, 2011, President Bill Clinton brought together over 750 CEOs, NGOs, Nobel Prize wi...

When Will Real Estate Recover?

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

"The good news is that the market is recovering. The bad news is that the recovery is very sluggish."

House Bill Pushes For Green Homeowners Plan

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

Private homeowners relish the freedom to refurbish their homes as they please. With that freedom comes the onus of financing the cost of those changes...