| 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...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 12:09 PM
Listening to “Policy,” the first solo album from Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler, it becomes clear that his brother, Win, and Win’s wife, Régine Chassagne, are the driving forces behind the Grammy award-winning indie band&...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 12:14 PM
Americana singer and songwriter Emmylou Harris and Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie have been chosen as recipients of the 2015 Polar Music Prize, awarded each year by Swedish King Carl XVI to recognize “significant achievements in music and/...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:45 AM
The Nobel Prize-winning novelist Isaac Bashevis Singer used to say he liked writing for children because they didn't read the New York Times Book Review, they just liked what they liked. The same can be said for Oscar voters: They don't care about what...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:45 PM
In medicine, the Big C — as in cancer — is poised to overtake heart disease as America's No. 1 killer. A new documentary series, however, tells of a more encouraging C-word: Cure.
Barak Goodman, director of a PBS series based on the Pulitzer...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 1:07 PM
Premiering Monday as part of the PBS documentary series "Independent Lens," Llewellyn Smith's "American Denial" takes a social-scientific look at the cognitive dissonance that is American race relations. It's built around and upon "An American Dilemma," a...