New today from the Century:
- LaVonne Neff reviews Sue Halpern: "Pransky, a middle-aged Labradoodle, was bored. So was Sue Halpern, Pransky's owner. Then Halpern learned about Therapy Dogs International."
- Steve Thorngate on Mexican drugs and Chicago violence
- Laura Kelly Fanucci on what happens when the pavement ends
- "Poem for a song going off to college," by Brian Doyle