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  • Remembering the last lion

    Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died at age 90. Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat...
  • James K. Polk: He might be a giant

    WASHINGTON The list of things President Harry S. Truman, presidential architect Karl Rove and alt-rock band They Might Be Giants have in common is probably a short one. But all three agree on one thing: James K. Polk. "In four short years he met his...
  • Developer has plans to preserve Westinghouse atom smasher

    Developer has plans to preserve Westinghouse atom smasher
    FOREST HILLS (AP) — A developer has knocked over the Westinghouse atom smasher east of Pittsburgh but plans to preserve the structure no matter what happens to the property it was on. The brick building at the base of the five-story, lightbulb-...
  • Old Florida, new media: Orlando designer finds perfect fit

    Old Florida, new media: Orlando designer finds perfect fit
    The main problem with social media: not enough flamingos. So Rick Kilby did something about it. The Orlando graphic designer has managed quite the electronic accomplishment — creating a colorful repository of postcards, posters, photos and...
  • New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

    New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends
    With its extensive craft beer selection, local artisan coffee and traditional East Coast deli fare along with vegan options, Newport Beach's newest delicatessen is out to prove that "family-friendly" and "trendy" aren't mutually exclusive concepts. Dory...
  • New books about slavery, cotton and commerce

    In the South of my childhood, a field of cotton on a sunny fall day was a beautiful sight the whitest of white bolls against a blue sky. Unless you were picking it. Before the age of mechanized cultivation, my parents hand-picked cotton on their parents'...
  • College of DuPage trustees largely silent on president's big buyout

    College of DuPage trustees largely silent on president's big buyout
    Erin Birt had just voted for one of the biggest severance packages for a public employee in Illinois history, but she couldn't — or wouldn't — explain it. The chairwoman of the College of DuPage board of trustees, Birt repeatedly declined to...
  • Rob Owen: Billy Porter loves 'Empire'

    Actor, singer, writer, director, composer Billy Porter gets his own one-man edition of "Live From Lincoln Center" on PBS on April 3. (Cyndi Lauper will make a guest appearance along with Porter's best friend, Ty Taylor of the band Vintage Trouble.)...
  • Behind-scenes struggle plays out over Vivian Maier's acclaimed photos

     Behind-scenes struggle plays out over Vivian Maier's acclaimed photos
    Nearly six years after amateur street photographer Vivian Maier died virtually penniless in Chicago, a largely behind-the-scenes struggle over the legal rights to her acclaimed work is playing out in her adopted hometown with huge repercussions for...
  • Twin Cities become a hopping beer destination

    Twin Cities become a hopping beer destination
    Just last month, craft-brewing heavyweight Surly opened a 90,000-square-foot facility in Minneapolis, complete with a 275-person beer hall, a kitchen and full menu and a 1.5-acre outdoor beer garden. Billed as a "destination brewery," the $30 million...
  • Have you checked your credit report lately?

    Have you checked your credit report lately?
    While about eight of every 10 Americans know they are entitled to a free credit report annually, only six of every 10 have checked their report in the past year, according to a recent survey by the banking industry. The American Bankers Association...