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  • Descriptions of some of the stolen documents

    A four-page personal handwritten letter from John Jay Audubon to Gideon B. Smith, dated May 18, 1843, taken from the Connecticut Historical Society. A single-page letter from Marie Antoinette written in French on Oct. 2, 1784, taken from the...
  • Robyn Giannotta and Andrew Moss

    Robyn Giannotta and Andrew Moss
    Robyn Giannotta and Andrew Moss were married by Father Matt Elshoff, OFM Cap. on August 27, 2011 at the San Gabriel Mission. The reception was held at the elegant Langham Huntington Hotel. Mrs. Moss is the daughter of Dr. Steven and Mrs. Sharon Giannotta...
  • ALOUD's 2011 schedule selling out fast

     
    Joan Didion, Common, Colson Whitehead, David M. Kennedy, Alexandra Fuller Karl Marlantes and Jonathan Lethem will appear at ALOUD this fall....
  • New York hires students to sting cabbies for refusing fares

     
    Since September, college students have been posing as taxi riders to catch drivers who refuse to take them to neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and parts of northern Manhattan -- all places it might be difficult to land a return fare to...
  • Compromise proposal: Microphones in the courtroom

     
    Ameet Sachdev's Chicago Law column this morning reports that Cook County Judge Charles Burns has barred reporters from tweeting in court during the trial of William Balfour. Balfour is charged with murdering three family members of singer and actress...
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Get Wet, Lose Weight

    Get Wet, Lose Weight
    Two years ago, I wrote a health column for the overweight, sedentary, stiff in the joints, anti-exercise, keep-my-hair-dry crowd. Get yourself into a pool, watch your blood pressure come down, feel your joints relax and enjoy life again. Two years ago,...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove

    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove
    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" By Jack Rakove Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 496 pp., $30 Reviewed By Kirk Davis Swinehart for the Chicago Tribune Since the end of the American Revolution, in 1783, historians of varying...
  • Kleen Energy Blast Victim's Widow Testifies

    Kleen Energy Blast Victim's Widow Testifies
    The widow hushed the packed chamber and veteran safety officials jolted it as a congressional subcommittee investigating the deadly natural gas explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant Feb. 7 heard testimony Monday at city hall. "I find it bizarre...
  • Special Report: Hartford's Vicious Cycle Of Fires And Blight

    Special Report: Hartford's Vicious Cycle Of Fires And Blight
    After fire hit Joseph Palenza's multifamily building at 479-481 Farmington Ave. last month, city inspectors made a troubling discovery. So many electrical hazards had accumulated over time — extension cords plugged into light sockets; loose or...