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  • Brookfield Zoo hosts earth-friendly Party for the Planet

    Your children will learn how to help the environment during a fun-filled day at Party for the Planet, Sunday, April 19 at Brookfield Zoo, 1st Ave. and 31st St. There will be performances of "Endangered Animals! What's a Kid to Do?," by Kidworks Touring...
  • Bill on birth control stalls in Oregon Legislature

    A proposal that would allow women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription stalled Friday when a committee chair decided to convene a study group instead of moving the legislation forward. Republican Rep. Knute...
  • Satirical knives ready to carve up presidential candidates

    Satirical knives ready to carve up presidential candidates
    I was feeling pretty bad about the state of political satire on TV until I saw Kate McKinnon of "Saturday Night Live" mock Hillary Clinton last week on the eve of the former secretary of state's presidential announcement. Practicing her announcement...
  • Novelist Michael Chabon pays homage to his Columbia roots

    Novelist Michael Chabon pays homage to his Columbia roots
    The author Michael Chabon grew up in the middle of that act of the imagination known as Columbia, Maryland. For a lot of reasons, he says, the years he spent beginning in 1969 living on the former site of tobacco fields midway between Baltimore and...
  • 'Sábado Gigante' parodies exposed variety show to broad audience

    'Sábado Gigante' parodies exposed variety show to broad audience
    Even people who never saw "Sabado Gigante" have probably seen a parody of it. The over-the-top Spanish-language variety show -- which broadcaster Univision is shutting down after 53 years -- has been spoofed numerous times throughout its run,...
  • Author Claire Bidwell Smith on life's good, bad and icky

     Author Claire Bidwell Smith on life's good, bad and icky
    Death follows Claire Bidwell Smith around. So does her 3-year-old daughter, Jules. One asks Smith to bring a greater understanding of it into the world. The other asks her to wipe her bottom. Together these two mysterious entities represent the grand...
  • Mathical prize honors 4 children's books for math themes

    Math-related children's books are being awarded a new literature prize as the National Math Festival begins. The Children's Book Council and Berkeley, California-based Mathematical Sciences Research Institute are awarding the Mathical: Books for Kids...
  • Authors Janet Fitch, Cynthia Bond share admiration for each other's work

     Authors Janet Fitch, Cynthia Bond share admiration for each other's work
    Writing is like 'running a marathon with a constantly shifting finish line': Cynthia Bond There are many things Janet Fitch and Cynthia Bond share: The L.A.-based authors both write novels with complicated characters in difficult situations, and Oprah...
  • Manes: Poet, professor, fan of the region brings the heat

    Manes: Poet, professor, fan of the region brings the heat
    This red on the el (Wrigley Field, 2000) all-american boy w/karl & walt in his pocket on the elevated to wrigley. turning to me sez in chicago-nasal I scare people on the el cuz they know I'm a so- cial realist wit' nothin' to do. good...
  • Paul Almond, creator of "Seven Up!" documentary, dies at 83

    Paul Almond, a Canadian-born filmmaker whose landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" inspired an extended look at British children's unfolding lives, has died. Almond was 83. Almond died of complications from heart disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on...
  • The Biblioracle: Droning on about efficiency

    Ever since Amazon settled its dispute with Hachette over wholesale prices and distribution, I took my eye off them, but they've been up to some stuff recently that has me thinking I need to be more vigilant. The first bit of news is that, frustrated...