| Mar 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
February sales numbers were announced this week, and the anticipation to see how Toyota???s recalls would affect its best-sellers is reflected in our most-read story. Also, the Geneva International Motor Show brought announcements for a bunch of new cars,...
| Mar 16, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Here???s something we haven???t heard yet: Could radiation from space be linked to Toyota???s sudden-acceleration issues? It sounds like science fiction, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking it seriously. Before you laugh,...
| Apr 5, 2010
| 4:22 AM
The new episode opens on the coattails of the last one, with Trump asking the teams to choose project managers immediately after the last boardroom. Michael nominates Rod to be project manager. Selita, who's wearing really, really, really high-heeled...
| Apr 27, 2010
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva and updated at 1:30 pm EDT "We don't have 12 million pairs of handcuffs in this country,'' Sen. John McCain of Arizona once said, during a debate over immigration reform that ultimately collapsed in the Senate in......
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Today's edition of the Friday Files is strictly by the numbers.
•5.3 billion. That's how many dollars Floridians and visitors spent on lottery tickets last year. It's a record high.
•3 billion. That's about how much went to winners —...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"Welcome to Sweden." Shot in Sweden, with subtitles and two Poehlers, "Welcome to Sweden" is the freshest thing to happen to broadcast comedy since "Modern Family."
Loosely based on creator Greg Poehler’s life, the story follows Bruce (Poehler),...
| Jul 11, 2014
Ruth Graham recently declared in Slate that adults who read young adult literature should be "embarrassed when what you're reading was written for children."
The outrage was swift and predictable. As of this writing, there are more than 3,000 comments...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:38 PM
The last time the trio of Si Osborne, Lia D. Mortensen and Brad Armacost performed Brian Friel's "Faith Healer" in Chicago, they all were 18 years younger and working in a short-lived venue, the Turnaround Theatre, named, with a note of optimism, for...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 1:53 PM
Like the creeping tinsel at the mall, holiday shows in Chicago seem to start earlier each year. This season, it was “White Christmas” at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire even before the trick-or-treaters had ventured forth from their...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 1:46 PM
A few minutes into the House Theatre's distinctive version of "The Nutcracker" — one of my favorite holiday shows — the Christmas jollity of an exuberant household is suddenly ended by a gust of frigid wind and the arrival at the door of a man...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Toward the end of "A Christmas Story, The Musical" you hear a small catch in the throat of the fine actor Gene Weygandt, who plays Jean Shepherd, the raconteur who gave the American Christmas its Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun. You immediately get...