| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:52 AM
The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Navy lacrosse star and National Lacrosse Hall of Famer James C. "Jimmy" Lewis as the recipient of the fourth annual Tewaaraton Legends Award.
"Jimmy Lewis is a natural selection for the fourth Tewaaraton...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Michelle Obama's ruby-colored, Jason Wu-designed second inauguration ball gown has gone on loan to the Smithsonian Institution for at least a year. Usually the Smithsonian exhibits gowns worn only at first inaugurations, but this dress has drawn so much...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:54 PM
For an upcoming concert at Moraine Valley Community College, not just any old orchestra or any old artist will do.
Indeed, it is the nation's big band traveling here to perform and pay tribute to the most celebrated jazz singer of a generation, and do...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Sam Stout's great-grandfather went to Hartford Public High and sat in class behind Frederic Church. He remembered it in his diary. "He wrote 'He was not a very good student. He was always looking out the window and drawing. I guess that worked out well...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:06 AM
For the last 15 years, the National Museum of Industrial History has been a mirage.
First, it was scheduled to open by the end of 1999. Then in late 2000. Then a Preview Center in 2001 and the full museum in 2004 or 2005. Then the summer of 2008. Always...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:28 PM
I attended a news meeting years ago in which our editor read a letter from a guy whose arrest we reported in a story about an Allentown prostitution sting.
This man said we ruined his life. His wife had left him, his children wouldn't speak to him,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The Stonewall National Museum and Archives is writing a new chapter.
Already the largest circulating library of gay literature and periodicals nationally, the Fort Lauderdale center is now aiming for more: with a new "Dear Abby" exhibit; the launch of a...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Are you ready to trade snow boots for flip-flops?
You've never needed a little fun in the sun more than now after a winter that's repeatedly buried us in snow and ice -- even in the South -- and given us school snow days that have...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- familiar to football games, military functions and Olympic medal ceremonies -- turns 200 this year and the celebrations have already begun.
The Smithsonian Institution has unveiled a U.S. Post Office-issued...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...