Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun-Times

Neil Steinberg

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • Chicago Sun-Times
Past:
  • The Guardian
  • Mosaic
  • Sun Times News

Recent articles by Neil:

Mock death with American-made flatware

The COVID-19 crisis is just the latest hurdle the last manufacturer of stainless steel cutlery in the United States has had to weather. → Read More

Nurses: Tough, tender pros who love their jobs

On International Nurses Day — Tuesday, May 12 — meet one of our planet’s 20 million nurses battling the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Let Trump help you learn to be a better person

Sure, hiding in the basement can be fun — if you have a comfortable, well-stocked basement. Not everybody does. These are tough times, and if the scythe hasn’t swung in your direction, the least you can do is not crow about it. → Read More

Testers want tests, but let’s test the testers

Testing helps epidemiologists understand the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what will it do for the rest of us? → Read More

Jesus isn’t running; we’re stuck with Joe

Perfection won’t be on the ballot this November. Joe Biden will. → Read More

‘Our worst day’: The fight to treat patients and keep a hospital staffed on the Far South Side

The first person with COVID-19 came into Roseland Community Hospital on March 15. Since then, it’s been a battle to save lives. → Read More

Clip and save! Your COVID-19 crisis glossary

With every crisis, a new set of expressions develops. Here’s a refresher course in the words of the pandemic. → Read More

A laugh amid the pandemic? It’s harder than you think

The Sun-Times was right to ask comics for COVID-19 jokes. So why didn’t it quite work? → Read More

Day 19,432 of the lockdown: Kidding, it only feels that way

You’ve got to look away from the unfolding disaster. Up, if possible. → Read More

Muslims prepare for a Ramadan like no other

Observing Islam’s holy month, with its fasting and togetherness, in a time of isolation and constant snacking. → Read More

Brian Dennehy: Eugene O’Neill, not Hollywood, made actor a Chicago star

Brian Dennehy, who died at 81, was a cherished pillar of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. → Read More

Hand the baby to Fireman Joe

Democrats agonizing over Joe Biden’s candidacy are missing the point: Our national house is burning. → Read More

Legendary criminal defense attorney Ed Genson, who represented the famous and the infamous, has died

Mr. Genson, 78, represented everyone from alleged mob killers to R. Kelly in Chicago courtrooms. Prosecutors and fellow defense attorneys were in awe of his cross-examinations. → Read More

Plague catches up with artist in Chicago

El Greco escaped the plague in Venice; at The Art Institute of Chicago, his work wasn’t so lucky. → Read More

Cruise ships safe, but post office can die

President Donald Trump will put 600,000 United States Postal Service employees out of work to lash out at Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. → Read More

Facing coronavirus, we’re all in this together, Chicagoans say: ‘I see hope happening’

‘When all this is over, people will really, really appreciate, really cherish those face-to-face moments, their health and many blessings they take for granted.’ → Read More

‘We’re scared. They’re scared’

"I’ve been a disaster nurse for 25 years. I never thought I’d see this," said Michele Mazurek, chief nursing officer for Sinai Health Systems. "We’re seeing hardened nurses having a rough time." → Read More

‘Your instinct is to run to the patient’ — but you can’t

Mount Sinai Hospital fights COVID-19 atop a schedule already hectic with other emergencies. → Read More

At Mount Sinai, ‘moments of chaos and calm’

Medical staff at Mount Sinai Hospital struggle to treat the COVID-19 pandemic raging across Chicago and the world. → Read More

This Passover, we seem to be back in Egypt

Sheltering in place, relatives missing, hoping the Angel of Death passes us by once again. → Read More