| Sep 8, 2014
In an old house in Paris
that was covered with vines
OK — now continue.
If you were one of the countless children who have been mesmerized by the classic picture book "Madeline," you can.
Word for word, page by page, through the story of the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:50 PM
My computer's background wallpaper features the beach at Lanikai, which routinely appears on lists of the most beautiful in the world.
My daughter, who lives on Oahu, took us to several beaches on our Hawaiian vacation this summer, but this was my...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:36 PM
You could argue that Pennsylvania is lagging in any number of areas. Education. Bridge and highway repairs. Environmental protection. Access to health insurance.
But there are some things we would be happy to lag in, which made the implied criticism...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It was the final day of a two-month trip to Europe. I was in London, and with all of my work behind me, I had the freedom to do whatever I wanted. So I decided to test my five free London audio tours in a citywide blitz spanning two neighborhoods, one...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:06 PM
It's time again to hear from you ...
Dear Beth, Shame on you. Obviously, you nor anyone close to you has been cursed by this horrible disease called ALS. If you were, your words would have been more compassionate and supportive of the cause. I personally...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Picture an aging hippie who drinks red wine all day long, walks around barefoot, peppers every third sentence with "man" for emphasis and usually has a deep cut of some '70s-era album playing on the stereo. This is Syd. Every college town, I'm convinced,...
| May 14, 2011
In case you hadn't noticed, it's getting hot in the Sunshine State — and it's not even summer.
That means it's the time of year to take your road trips indoors, with a stop at one of Florida's many interesting — and climate-controlled —...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 8:04 AM
On the fifth floor of the Chicago Tribune Tower is a square windowless room accessed by a single door.
This room is called, with a regrettable lack of imagination, the Book Room.
It will not surprise you to learn that it is filled with books. Day...
| Jan 30, 2003
First there was Divine - the larger-than-life, cross-dressing star who created the role of Bawlamer matriarch Edna Turnblad in John Waters' 1988 movie Hairspray. Then Harvey Fierstein donned Edna's wig in the hit Broadway musical version. Now there's word...
| Jul 18, 2011
So I hear about this guy named Mike Michalowicz, who has this idea that companies should institute "library hours," a chunk of time each day when everyone in the office shuts up, unplugs from the Internet and focuses on work.
My first reaction was,...
| Jul 18, 2012
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Q: I am searching for a recipe that appeared in your paper many years ago. It's called: Rose Lewis' $3,000 third prize Lemon Mustard Chicken. My copy is crumbling and would love to print...