| Jun 30, 2010
| 4:33 AM
Womenâs bathing suits are on sale for $3.45 [$78.45 USD 2009]. June 30, 1910: Jack London (yes, that Jack London) has the latest on the James Jeffries â Jack Johnson fight in Reno, coming up on the Fourth of July. And railroad police report an...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 4:33 AM
July 1-5, 1910: The Timesâ Harry Carr writes from Reno: "The 'battle of the century' made me think of nothing so much as the butchery of an old bull. "When, at the end of the 15th round, old Jeff lay, half through the ropes, smeared with blood, the...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 1:34 PM
Celebrate Independence Day with a firecracker of a wine: Zinfandel from California's Sonoma County.
The pairing is a fit because this imported grape has produced what is generally agreed to be the most all-American of wines.
Sonoma County's history of...
| Jun 30, 2010
July Fourth: Rockets will scream through the darkening sky, sparklers will sputter and cherry bombs will pop in backyards all across the United States. Why not also celebrate Independence Day with a firecracker of a wine, a zinfandel from California's...
| Sep 1, 2010
The Cinecon Classic Film Festival is not for movie softies. It's for hard-core film buffs and historians who don't want to see the usual vintage fare that pops up on Turner Classic Movies or at revival theaters. So if you're looking to see "Casablanca,"...
| Nov 25, 2010
Celebrities are cashing in on their fame by designing clothes, concocting fragrances, writing books and creating fine art. For those shopping for the celebrity obsessed, it has never been easier.
Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove and Naperville...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Brr! Think Chicago is cold? This list of weather-driven stories will make this chilly city seem downright balmy. (Still, best to read these warmly indoors.)
"Nine Below Zero" (2000)
By Kevin Canty
Vintage, 384 pages, $18
With his signature knack for...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 5:02 PM
At the Fights
American Writers on Boxing
Edited by George Kimball & John Schulian
Library of America: 517 pp., $35
Part freak show, part sitcom, part mortal combat — ah, yes, behold the world of professional prizefighting, the face-break...
| May 8, 2011
Do you get your buzz from a big mug of java or a shot of espresso? Maybe a soy hazelnut latte with honey or an icy frappé dripping with whipped cream and cinnamon? Or just a cuppa joe? How about your tea — black, white, green, yellow, red bush,...
| May 17, 2011
| 8:22 AM
SAN DIEGO -- News that Palomar Mountain State Park is on a list of 70 locations around California slated for closure because of budget cuts has local businesses preparing for the worst.
The park could be shut down in July 2012, according to state parks...
| May 13, 2011
| 12:26 PM
It’s no secret California lawmakers are making tough decisions to balance the state’s budget, and now their cuts could impact your vacation plans.
California State Parks announced Friday a plan to close up to 70 of their 278 parks around...