| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:27 PM
The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha.
She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Sometimes high school football players need a reminder that getting to college involves more than just how fast they can run or how much weight they lift.
One player who has learned the lesson is Max Holden, a senior linebacker who started all 16...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The historic South Loop church from which a piece of a stone gargoyle fell Thursday, striking and killing a mother of two, has a glittering architectural and artistic past. Yet the stream of wealth that paid for and maintained it no longer flows freely, a...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
First, there was light. Then, a night sky filled with stars and a luminescent moon. Soon after? Art.
Since ancient times, communities have used art to relay stories and make sense of the world around them — particularly when interpreting the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Connecticut Landmarks is delighted to host the Smithsonian Institution's The Way We Worked exhibition at the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry. The exhibit is part of a year-long conversation about the past, present and future of work life in...
| Aug 22, 2014
Terryville Tree Tour
The Plymouth Land Trust will lead a walking tour of Terryville's trees Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. in front of the Eli Terry, Jr. Middle School, 21 North Main St., Terryville. Among the trees featured will be a Japanese Umbrella Pine, the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:30 AM
In 1997, with considerable help from McDonald's and the Walt Disney Corp., Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History outbid (among others) the Smithsonian Institution and bought the bones of the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex known as Sue. The...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Paul Mincarelli has been trying for three years to get into international work for the federal government. He says he knows the odds are stacked against him.
Now the competition is likely to get more intense.
Some agencies have begun to limit the...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:44 AM
He was a young priest with a camera when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Chicago in the 1960s, but now his images of racial tumult and civil rights marches are housed in the Smithsonian.
Bernard Kleina, an amateur photographer at the time,...
| Aug 9, 2014
In its messy, uncertain evolution toward democracy, Myanmar is reconstructing a crippled university system.
That's where the remodeled garage in DeKalb comes into play, in a vital way.
The building, under the shade of an oak tree on Northern...