Take a Moment and Watch Rahm Emanuel Dance to ‘Blurred Lines'

At last week's Taste of Chicago, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the opportunity to put that dance major at Sarah Lawrence College to good use. Please note how the former White House Chief of Staff slowly undresses himself as the beat goes on: First the tie, then roll up the sleeves. That's how we should all get down. » 7/18/13 6:15pm 7/18/13 6:15pm

Looks Like School’s Out for at Least a Few More Days in Chicago

After a week of staring directly into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's soulless, inkwell eyes, the Chicago teachers union has resisted the tempting urge to blink and will wade into the second week of its strike. Schools will stay shuttered come Monday morning after union delegates declined to formally vote on contract settlements… » 9/16/12 10:45pm 9/16/12 10:45pm

Gang Member Arrested in Murder of 7-Year-Old Chicago Girl Killed While …

Last week we were introduced to the tragic story of Heaven Sutton, a seven-year-old girl who was shot and killed while selling candy and snow cones outside her Chicago home. Well, now there's a small piece of good news in an otherwise very sad situation: Police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old gang member with… » 7/01/12 9:45pm 7/01/12 9:45pm

Not Even an 'Explosive' New Book Can Make the First Lady Seem Unlikable

New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor has a new book coming out this week called The Obamas, about—as you might have guessed from the title—the Obamas. For the book, which many are calling "explosive" for its revelations about the very private Obama White House, Kantor says she interviewed 33 members of Obama's staff. She… » 1/08/12 6:35pm 1/08/12 6:35pm

The Taxonomy Of Proud Assholes

There have always been dicks, douchebags and asses. But it's only in our time that the pursuit of assholery has become not just acceptable but a quality — nay, a full-time job to which individuals strive. Will it ever end? » 3/31/10 1:40pm 3/31/10 1:40pm