| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:30 PM
Fasten your seat belts, or rather Orion's belt. That's the name used for the three stars that may be the most prominent feature of the constellation Orion in the night sky. Orion also appeared in headlines across the country and around the world the other...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:55 PM
Ray Bradbury lived in his 1937 Los Angeles home for more than 50 years. After the author of "Fahrenheit 451" died in 2012, the house was readied for sale.
The home in the Cheviot Hills neighborhood was filled with original details, such as built-in...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:05 PM
“Predestination” is a time-travel movie, and time-travel movies are difficult — but not impossible — to pull off convincingly. More than most science-fiction subgenres, they seem to have one foot in the world of sheer fantasy. That...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:00 AM
To pay tribute to London's literary dead, tourists go to Highgate Cemetery. In Paris, it's Père Lachaise. But in Los Angeles, boot up the GPS — our writerly dead authors are buried all over town, befitting L.A. sprawl.
Down in Rancho Palos Verdes,...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Big changes are scheduled for the coming months at the Waukegan Public Library as a remodeling of the main floor begins Saturday, Jan. 10.
The $1.2 million transformation, however, will force the library to close its doors from Jan. 10 through Jan. 18....
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Those looking for a herringbone sport jacket with a story to tell can still buy Ray Bradbury's version, some of his jewelry, even a set of oil paints.
But a large swath of the estate of the acclaimed author and Waukegan native has been purchased at...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:13 AM
A Waukegan group is seeking ideas for a sculpture to honor the late science fiction writer and Waukegan native Ray Bradbury.
Bradbury, who is best known for his book "Fahrenheit 451," died in 2012. He was born in Waukegan and lived there until he was...
| Oct 24, 2014
I can't find my stapler.
This is vexing, because I often have need of a stapler, and my stapler has been my stapler for a long time. If memory serves, I lifted it from my office in graduate school, which means it's been by my side for over 20 years....
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Bob Rogers, 64, is founder and chief creative officer of BRC Imagination Arts, a design and production company that creates what it dubs "visitor experiences," including theme park attractions, museum displays, corporate tours and world expo...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:57 AM
A stash of free photos, the art repatriation debate reignited, Larry Gagosian’s sushi gets reviewed and George Lucas’ museum unveils its initial design schematic. Plus: the literary roots of Cheviot Hills, the controversy behind Marcel...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939....