| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:11 AM
The most famous Kurt Vonnegut graduation speech is the one he never gave: “Wear Sunscreen,” which went viral on the Internet in 1997 and a year later inspired the spoken word song “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” by Baz...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:30 AM
NBCUniversal is best known for the hundreds of TV shows it airs on its broadcast and cable outlets. Now the company is taking a new stab at programming that debuts in digital fashion.
The company is set to launch more than dozen new video series that...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:13 PM
NBCUniversal is unveiling an initiative to produce original video that will be featured on the company's digital platforms and national video-on-demand and will be promoted on its TV networks.
The initiative will debut first on channel websites, Hulu...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Jaden Smith will play Little Onion, the young slave who joins John Brown's team of abolitionists in a film adaptation of James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird," Deadline reports.
The satirical take on a serious era in America's history won McBride the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:13 AM
With her latest "Have You Seen Marie?," Sandra Cisneros has written a picture book for adults (and kids too).
It's not what readers expected from Cisneros, who leaped onto the literary scene in 1984 with "The House on Mango Street" and continued with an...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Letters to the editor from Glenview, Des Plaines and Skokie.
It's enraging that the federal government is still allowing majestic and intelligent wolves to be hunted and massacred. Hundreds of these wrongfully demonized creatures have...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Our adventure began at 7:37 a.m. on a Saturday.
"Good morning, everyone!" said Capt. Alex, a fit, blue-eyed father of four who has made his career on the river.
"Good morning!" came the surprisingly chipper early morning reply from my fellow...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:20 PM
"Touching the Wild" (PBS, Wednesday). "That deer was willing to see me as an individual, and he very clearly saw that I granted him his individuality," says naturalist Joe Hutto of the meeting that led to years spent becoming one with the mule deer of...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The most popular guest at the Paramount Pictures premiere of "Noah" on Wednesday night in New York was decked out in a bright pink ensemble with matching boots.
Vera Fried, who admitted that her wardrobe came from a Suits for Less discount store, isn't a...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Monday is the deadline for beginning the process of enrolling for Obamacare in California.
California's health insurance exchange Covered California can be reached online at http://www.coveredca.com or by phone at (800) 300-1506.
Here is a sampling of...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It's not so much that Jim Jarmusch has edged toward the mainstream but rather that the mainstream has moved closer to him. Over the years the gravitational pull of his slant, laconic sensibility in films such as "Mystery Train," "Dead Man" and "Broken...