| Jan 14, 2015
| 12:07 PM
"Love on Paper" is the animating idea behind a new exhibition at the Newberry Library. As you type that title onto a screen, or read it from a screen, you have to wonder if future such shows are going to be purely historical.
The sentiment we all...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Identity theft protection, TV antennas, light bulbs and home heating myths are just a few of the Spending Smart topics we explored this year, along with how to speed through airport security, get free books and college courses, and avoid wasting money...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:42 PM
After years spent saving the world from invading aliens on "Falling Skies," Noah Wyle is back to saving the world from magical objects, or at least those that might fall into the Wrong Hands. And now, with the new TNT series "The Librarians," which...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Marc Fischer approached the Logan Square post office the way a beaten dog approaches its owner. He came at it sideways, tentatively, prepared to flee. His memories of the place were not especially warm.
When he was asked by a reporter to return to the...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:47 PM
If only students who were studying for finals at an FSU library last week had been packing heat, then maybe the shooter would have been subdued more quickly.
That's the argument from a group called Students for Concealed Carry at FSU.
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:41 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Go, Florida State!
Come on, Jameis!
Let's go, Jimbo!
I don't know about you, but that's what I wanted to yell when the Florida State Seminoles took the field on Saturday against Boston College.
And when kicker Roberto Aguayo...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:18 AM
>>Good news for preppy fashionistas: The Eliza B Factory Store, 55 Plains Road, Essex, is holding a warehouse sale Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event features deals on Connecticut-made trendy...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:18 AM
It's only a short walk from the grand home where the Phillips family long lived on Orlando's Lake Lucerne to the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which celebrates its ribbon-cutting Nov. 6.
The Phillips legacy of support for the arts and...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 5:59 AM
I can relate to this article about how tough it can be to make "mom friends."
If you have a newborn this time of year, it's hard to get out. It's freezing and the idea of bundling up your baby just to get out of the house for an hour seems like a lot,...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:31 PM
If there's one thing Chicago needs, and quickly, it's a Temple of Obama.
How else can the city worship a demigod?
The Temple of Obama will be built on public parkland whether the public likes it or not, because Mayor Rahm Emanuel is campaigning for...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner presented by the Chicago Public Library Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Public Library attracted more than 700 book-loving guests, including 69 authors, to its 15th annual event held at the Forum of...