| Mar 27, 2015
| 10:08 AM
Nobel Prize-winning Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83. According to the Nobel Prize's Twitter account, Transtromer died Thursday.
Long one of Sweden's most celebrated poets, Transtromer was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2011, when he was...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:58 AM
The cover of "Unabrow," the first essay collection by young-adult novelist Una LaMarche, is a portrait of the author as a young, cute, eager, unibrowed girl. "Poor thing," one thinks, imagining the bullying, the self-doubt, the suffering this child must...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 5:40 PM
Seymour H. Persky, the colorful Chicago real estate mogul and preservationist who amassed a dazzling collection of architectural artifacts and ensured the long-term survival of a revered Gold Coast house whose authorship is ascribed to architects Louis...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 9:50 PM
The 2016 contest for the White House will get its first official big-name entrant on Monday, in a move likely to upend the dynamics of the nascent presidential race.
Sen. Ted Cruz, the combative conservative who has made liberty the clarion call of...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 4:02 PM
Possibly no single force has so deeply influenced modern sculpture as Auguste Rodin. A bold statement, surely, but even more remarkable when applied to someone raised with all the earmarks of failure. Born into humble beginnings in Paris in 1840 —...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:44 PM
The daughter of South African civil rights leader Desmond Tutu will be coming to Aurora to speak about his mission and the importance of working for peace around the world.
East Aurora School District 131 will host two events at which Naomi Tutu will be...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 1:21 PM
The dollar is once more king and it will likely be until 2030. And there's not a thing politicians, pundits and economists can do about it.
The dollar is at $1.06 to a euro, a huge fall of 25 percent from where it was a year ago, and it hasn't...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 1:34 PM
Chicago has elected just one female mayor, but you don't have to endure the travails of the Jane Byrne Interchange to honor the legacies of notable women during Women's History Month. Below is just a partial list of sites dedicated to the memory and...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Introducing Matt Post, a senior research scientist in computer science at the Johns Hopkins Human Language Technology Center of Excellence. Someday we may be telling you that he won a Nobel Prize, but for now his claim to fame is counting out, as you'll...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 12:32 PM
A well-known icon of the Galt Ocean Mile just turned 50 years old.
The Fountainhead Condominium on A1A at the southern edge of Lauderdale by-the-Sea has been reigning since Lyndon Johnson was president. But residents are not touchy about their...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 1:33 PM
The Large Hadron Collider is getting back in business. After a two-year hiatus, the giant proton-smashing machine that brought you the discovery of the Higgs boson is set to take scientists’ experiments to nearly double its previous energy limit, in...