| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it.
The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
| Aug 5, 2012
In March 2003, as U.S. forces were pouring into Iraq, I interviewed Gore Vidal at his elegant home in the Hollywood Hills. The conflict's opening days hadn't gone quite as smoothly as some Pentagon planners had anticipated, and Vidal, a self-described...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Tens of thousands of shoppers are expected to converge on the Baltimore Convention Center this week for the 32nd Annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, an event that has grown to become the largest indoor antiques show in the country.
| Aug 21, 2012
Talk stories make you call a friend, tap a co-worker on the shoulder or send an email to a buddy: “Hey, did you see that story in the Tribune about the guy who stole Steve Jobs’ iPad?” Or the one about the historical marker installed...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Charlie Kimball was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007, news that upended his personal and professional life. But the 27-year-old English-born, California-raised open-wheel racing veteran didn't just work to get his career back on track, he's worked...
| May 18, 2012
| 8:58 PM
Kenneth O'Donnell, aide to President John F. Kennedy, stepped into a small cubicle at Parkland Hospital, where Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson nervously waited with his wife and several aides to learn the condition of the president. Kennedy had...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Former pop singer Pat Boone appeared on Fox Business News and called President Obama a Marxist -- and he didn't mean it as a compliment.
Now 78, Boone was the second-biggest chart-topper of the 1950s, behind Elvis Presley. Since then, he's been a...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Comparing anything to Jackie Kennedy invites verbal abuse. But the shocking-pink title wall of the Chicago History Museum's new exhibit, “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,” generated the same charge of excitement I felt when...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:01 PM
Hot off the heals of dancing featured roles in "Step Up" and Florence and the Machine's music video "Spectrum," Costa Mesa ballerina Tara Gusman took her dance career to the primetime TV screen this month on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars."
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:16 PM
The first two words of our name describe us accurately; the third one — we're hopeful.
We are located in Orland Park and Mokena. Our club has been meeting for six years in the homes of members and local restaurants.
We don't have a lot of rules...
| Nov 1, 2012
Letitia Baldrige, an etiquette maven who served as social secretary to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and later wrote books and a syndicated column advising readers on good manners in contemporary America, has died. She was 86.
Baldrige died Monday at...