| Feb 9, 2015
| 11:58 AM
Suspicion and doubt have clouded the announcement last week by HarperCollins that it would publish a second novel by Harper Lee, author of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."
"Go Set a Watchman" isn't a new work; it was the first manuscript Lee offered...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:57 AM
Unless you don't have a soul, and I know some people like that, you probably have what can only be called feelings. While in the feelings line, I got an extra helping, which may explain why some people lack them.
I get waylaid by feelings often,...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 7:40 PM
News item: It was announced last week that Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," would publish a second novel.
The recently discovered manuscript, written before "Mockingbird," is nonetheless described as a sequel to her 1960 classic.
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Q: Is a home warranty a good investment when buying a house?
A: There are different types of "home warranties," so we'd like to take the time to distinguish between them.
The first type of home warranty might be the one you get from a builder when you...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:30 PM
So here I am deep in the throes of writing my next book. I had better be because the manuscript is due to the publisher in less than a month, and I have already asked for one 30-day extension. I needed more time because I had to move in January, which...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:06 PM
When most people think about Knute Rockne they think about one of the most famous halftime speeches in sports history.
But Rockne's legacy stretches well beyond the campus of Notre Dame University and his "Win one for the Gipper" speech.
| Feb 2, 2015
Retail therapy might not be the best medicine, but aroma therapy makes scents.
These are among the secrets to spending smarter that can be gleaned from academia's study of consumer behavior, which examines not only what we buy but why.
Here are some...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:38 PM
Actors will bring to life a pajama-clad bunny and other characters from the beloved children's book "Goodnight Moon" this February.
"This is a show you have to see," said Debra Goldman, who directs the musical by the Highland Park Players.
| Jan 26, 2015
| 10:22 AM
In a surprise backstage maneuver involving British crooner Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated breakout hit, "Stay with Me," both Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne's names have been added to the song's writing credits. Despite never having officially collaborated, Smith,...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:47 AM
Anyone who has attended Chicago jazz performances during the past couple of years probably has noticed her: a versatile young bassist who plays in far-flung bands and sings with uncommon delicacy and authenticity.
Last May, she played the world premiere...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 10:18 AM
Just after sundown on a January evening 55 years ago — Jan. 29, 1960, to be exact — Zora Neale Hurston died at the segregated St. Lucie County nursing home where she had been transferred in late October after suffering the first of two...