| Jan 10, 2011
| 10:41 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Democrats are scaling back a major income tax increase as they search for votes in a frantic, last-ditch effort to deal with the state's crippling budget crisis.
After rank-and-file lawmakers balked at a 75 percent hike in the...
| May 10, 2012
| 5:31 AM
The Andy Warhol classic painting "Double Elvis (Ferus Type)" sold Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York for more than $37 million, the auction house said.
With commission, the sale price of $33 million totaled $37,042,500, short of the $50 million that...
| 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...
| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:24 AM
Andy Warhol died in 1987, but he continues to make headlines.
This is almost literally the case with a National Gallery of Art exhibit, "Warhol: Headlines," that showcases screenprints and paintings whose design imitates that of a newspaper front page....
| Dec 16, 2011
From coffee table books to novels, we're checking out hot holiday reads from Barnes and Noble.
For Kids: If You Give a Dog a Donut - $16.99
For Young Adult Readers: The Hunger Games - $17.99 The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus Series) - $19.99
| Jan 21, 2012
| 8:34 PM
NEW YORK -- A Cadillac hearse that carried the body of President John F. Kennedy to Air Force One following his assassination in Dallas was sold at a Scottsdale, Ariz., auction for $160,000.
The car was sold at Barrett-Jackson auction company's annual...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Her career as a CBS desk assistant and obituary writer, the estate sales of items belonging to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Princess Diana, and the 1992 presidential campaign have all served as inspirations for books written by bestselling mystery...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Whether true or just a bit of wishful folklore, champagne was reportedly first cooked up by the French Benedictine monk Pierre Perignon (c. 1638-1715). When Dom Perignon first tasted his concoction, he is reported to have said, "Come quickly, I am...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Stanley F. Stearns, the photographer who captured the image of a young John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his late father, a picture that instantly evokes memories of the Camelot era, died of lung cancer Friday at Hospice of the Chesapeake in Harwood, his...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Alice C. Steinbach, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for The Baltimore Sun, whose work captured the wonder and grace of people and places around the world, died Tuesday of cancer at her Roland Park Place home. She was 78.
In her more than two-...