| 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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before working "Sharknado" into all my stories.
The Skinny: I know a lot of you have always wondered, but no, J.K. Rowling is not the secret author of the Morning Fix. Just wanted to make that clear. Monday's headlines include the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:27 PM
French authorities on Tuesday arrested a Norwegian "black metal" musician and neo-Nazi on suspicion of planning "a large terrorist act."
Varg Vikernes is an alleged sympathizer of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, according to the Associated Press....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:15 AM
After the coffee. Before starting my own over the top service.
The Skinny: I tried watching the All-Star game, but I kept getting sucked into "Seinfeld" reruns on TBS. Wednesday's highlights includes a look at whether "R.I.P.D." will be a big bomb...