| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Does kale cure cancer? Will it make your teeth whiter and brighter? Has it publicly canoodled with Pippa Middleton, Khloe Kardashian or J.K. Rowling? Not that we know of, no. But kale is this year's glamorous “it” vegetable, served at all...
| May 5, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Alice Pinkham Davies, who helped thousands of clients with their business careers as the co-owner of a resume writing service, died of Alzheimer's disease Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 85 and lived in Towson.
Born Alice Arnold Pinkham in...
| May 10, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Harry Potter novels will be available through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, Amazon said today, in announcing a deal with J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore website. announced today.
Of course, there's a catch. To get access to the library, you'll need...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:55 PM
All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. Here's what young Chicago-area writers had to say. We've left the reviews mostly unedited to let the charm shine through. Watch for more to come.
"Frog and Toad All Year" by...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:54 PM
As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m.
"It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Mount Aloysius College invites the general public to a lecture by internationally renowned speaker John Granger on Thursday evening, September 6th at 8:00 p.m. in the College’s historic Alumni Hall. John Granger, author of the well-read weblog...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 7:24 AM
Patricia Cornwell is generous with acknowledgments in her novels to the assistance people have given her in medical and technical matters. In Port Mortuary she also expresses gratitude to those who advised on military matters. There is, however, no...
| Jul 8, 2012
Ticket holders at this summer's Olympic Games will have something in common with non-sporting London visitors: At some point, they will want to flee the jam-packed capital. Luckily, escaping the madding crowds is as easy as hopping on a train. As a Brit...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 12:46 PM
It feels like it has taken longer to get to Super Tuesday than it took to get through seven books of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Republicans are using descriptors like "slow-burning" and "water torture" to describe their 2012 Republican...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The idea for Jerdine Nolen’s first book sprang from an uneventful summer afternoon almost 25 years ago spent scrubbing the toilet.
“I was cleaning my bathroom, and this little voice said, ‘Harvey Potter was a very strange fellow indeed,...
| Sep 23, 2012
Greenwillow Books: 384 pp., $16.99, ages 9 and up
The average 16-year-old who writes usually does so for school, bringing the same level of rigor and enthusiasm to the...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Because I have somehow (sadly) become one of those people who gets his news through Twitter, I was recently confused at an explosion of outrage on my feed over something called "sock puppetry."
I couldn't imagine why the long-departed Shari Lewis would...