| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:57 PM
On a sunny South Miami morning, Richard Blanco took the podium at a groundbreaking ceremony for his latest project on Sunset Drive. It was spring 2008, and Blanco had directed the renovation of the busy avenue, urbanizing the stretch that serves as the...
| Oct 24, 2010
" Waiting for 'Superman'," Davis Guggenheim's theatric challenge to the American public education system will constantly replay in your mind long after you walk out of the theater doors.
Whose responsible for educating our children? Whose job is it to...
| Oct 13, 2011
Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93.
For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...
| Feb 2, 2011
Stylishly dressed couples stare back from a sepia-toned photograph on the cover of "High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey From Africa to America" (Bloomsbury, $26), by Jessica Harris. In this picture, from the 1920s, facial expressions foreshadow the same...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 12:19 PM
Today's Birthday (07/26/11). Change brings luck this year, despite any initial discomfort. You reaffirm a distant connection that proves mutually profitable. Loved ones and your own common sense get you through any trials, a little older and wiser....
| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:52 AM
A good anthology is like a dartboard in a crowded bar on a Saturday night. Everybody lines up to take their best shot. Everybody wants the chance to squint, aim and let fly.
The more august and monumental and definitive-seeming the anthology —...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 7:52 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
Common spent so much of his career proffering earnest tales of self-empowerment and moral struggle that his 2008 album, “Universal Mind Control,” came as a shock to his followers. Brimming with lackluster club-oriented...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Unless someone invites me to the Academy Awards and Grammys, I will never be in the company of so many celebrities again.
My wife was lucky enough to get us tickets to Oprah's Surprise Spectacular at the United Center on Tuesday. Based on everything I...
| May 18, 2011
| 5:19 AM
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" taped two shows on May 17 at Chicago's United Center.
Featuring the biggest stars in movies, television and music, the shows were a surprise for Oprah Winfrey from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" producers.
The shows will air on...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he's ordered park officials to fix a paraphrased quote chiseled into the new Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall.
Salazar told the Washington Post on Friday that National Park officials have 30 days to...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 7:21 PM
The call comes from an unknown number. I pick up and hear an unfamiliar voice.
"This is Brandon Marshall. ... I understand you're trying to find out some information about me."
Marshall — the biggest, and riskiest, addition to the Bears this...