| Jul 7, 2013
Chicago-born designer Azeeza Khan turned heads almost instantly when she launched her label Azza in 2011, scoring coverage in The Wall Street Journal and Vogue.
Despite capturing attention other designers labor a lifetime to attract, Khan, only 28 years...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:24 PM
While our local arts groups take a summer break, it's still possible to get a fix of ballet or opera, thanks to the Enzian Theater in Maitland. Each summer, the theater presents series of films showing opera and dance productions by world-renowned...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:22 AM
It's a big country, as they say, and no one knows that better than Philip Caputo. In "The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean," the novelist, nonfiction writer and former Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Baltimore's Legg Mason Opportunity Trust, co-managed by well-known stock-picker Bill Miller, is the top-ranked U.S. diversified stock fund for the third consecutive quarter, according to a Wall Street Journal ranking.
Miller and his co-manager, Samantha...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:40 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to run for office in New York.
The Skinny: I'm pretty sure I have fewer skeletons in my closet than either Anthony Weiner or Eliot Spitzer so maybe I should throw my hat in the ring to be the next Manhattan...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Broccoli is having a big news week, which is kind of odd given that it is out of season. But I suppose it’s better to have it happen at an inopportune time than never at all -- particularly for this most maligned of vegetables.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:02 AM
After the coffee. Before getting my Comic-Con costume ready.
The Skinny: Some folks are griping about the humidity here this week but having recently spent some time back East let me tell you we still have it pretty good. Thursday's headlines include...
| Jul 13, 2013
Regarding "Bow & Wow!" by Rosemary McClure, July 7: I don't think people who have enough money for $500-a-night pet-friendly hotel rooms need to read your Travel section for tips. But silly me, a high school teacher on a budget, I thought I did. I'm...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before asking for Fridays off in the summer.
The Skinny: Wouldn't it be great if we got Fridays off in July and August? Let's get a bill passed! In the meantime, Friday's headlines include the weekend box-office preview and reviews...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Since her Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Color Purple” appeared in 1982, the novelist and poet Alice Walker has been one of best-known black women in American literature. Although none of her books has matched “The Color Purple” in...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:41 AM
In what the CTA is billing the largest public artwork program in its history, the agency has tapped Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates to create artwork for the 95th Street Red Line station, which will undergo renovation next year, the agency announced...