| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The circus is not coming to town.
Not that there's anywhere to host it.
Huntington Beach's municipal code, which prohibits wild or exotic animals from performing within city limits, will remain in place. An effort to repeal the ban failed on a 4-3...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
As an undergraduate at UCLA in the 1970s, Helen Singleton often visited the student union building to see a mural she and six other students painted on a wall as a tribute to African American history.
The artwork was a sepia-toned collage and a self-...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Monday marks the first day of registration for the city's summer reading program, which made late-night TV last week when Mayor Emanuel bet "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon that if Chicago's children read 2.4 million books this summer, Fallon will...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Comedy Central's sketch comedy series "Key & Peele" joined moderator and professed super-fan Patton Oswalt in conversation at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills Monday.
Oswalt pulled out a list of questions...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Early voting starts today in Maryland. As citizens across the state head to the ballot box, it is an appropriate time to reflect on everything that Maryland has done in the past few years to make it easier to vote, while so many other states around the...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Maker Studios, the YouTube multichannel network being acquired by Disney, struck a deal with comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" and Principato-Young Entertainment to produce an original shortform slapstick...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:41 AM
If you visit Stockholm, don't miss the chance to sample an authentic Swedish smorgasbord at the Grand Hotel. Not only is the meal steeped in tradition, the setting is spectacular, with views of the busy harbor, Old Town and the Royal Palace.
| Feb 21, 2014
Dempsey Travis' "An Autobiography of Black Chicago," published in 1981, is getting a second life in an abridged reissue that narrows the focus of Travis' landmark panoramic work to his own inspiring success story.
Travis, who died in 2009 at age 89, was...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:06 PM
U.S. hospitals are making major strides at clamping down on early deliveries of babies and instead letting Mother Nature take its course in response to growing pressure from employers, government officials and patient-safety advocates.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Microphone in hand, working the room with his usual seasoned authority and quip-filled charm, Riccardo Muti insisted he is "not a sentimental man." He then proceeded to wax sentimental about his ongoing relationship with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra....
| Feb 23, 2014
One day in May 1942, a group of young Chicagoans — black and white — opened a key chapter in civil rights history by refusing to take no for an answer when told that Jack Spratt Coffee House on East 47th Street didn't serve African-Americans....