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  • This Week's Most-Read Stories

     
    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,...
  • Could Cosmic Rays Be to Blame for Sudden Acceleration?

     
    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,...
  • Celebrity Apprentice: Muggles and Wizards

     
    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...
  • Immigration fix: Political science fiction

     
    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......
  • Gambling, guns, Harry Potter, taxes — by the numbers

    Gambling, guns, Harry Potter, taxes — by the numbers
    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 —...
  • TV Picks: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Extant,' 'The Strain'

    TV Picks: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Extant,' 'The Strain'
     "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),...
  • The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Y.A. lovers

    The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Y.A. lovers
    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...
  • 'Faith Healer': An intimate, matured return

    'Faith Healer': An intimate, matured return
    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...
  • 2011 Holiday Guide

    2011 Holiday Guide
    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...
  • House Theatre still offering a 'Nutcracker' like no other

    House Theatre still offering a 'Nutcracker' like no other
    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...
  • 'A Christmas Story': Ralphie sings, lamps dance, a mother loves

    'A Christmas Story': Ralphie sings, lamps dance, a mother loves
    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...