| Mar 26, 2011
Christina Aguilera has put her 11,500-square-foot gated mansion in Beverly Hills on the market at $13.5 million.
Set on nearly two-thirds of an acre, the Mediterranean-style home has a grand foyer with a sweeping staircase, a fanciful children's room,...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 1:58 PM
Famished for Fiction
Our club has been meeting for three years and comprises fifth- and sixth-graders at the Melzer School in Morton Grove. We meet monthly over the lunch and recess periods, which is about 55 minutes.
This year the club became so...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 3:25 PM
The Geezer book club
The club began in 1997 when seven men, after 40 years of friendship, realized their conversations had fallen into a rut. Now, when everyone is vertical, ambulatory and in town, there are 11 of us with an average age of 80.
| Apr 27, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Soon-to-be princess Kate Middleton has a few prominent Marylanders — and American celebrities — in her family tree.
Middleton, a commoner who marries Prince William on Friday, is a distant cousin of "The Star-Spangled Banner" author Francis...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 5:02 PM
The house that social reformer and novelist Upton Sinclair lived in during the 1940s through the '60s has come on the market in Monrovia at $1.5 million.
Built in 1923, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence is listed on the National Register of...
| May 12, 2011
| 2:27 PM
Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
| May 14, 2011
A political campaign focused on a troubled community college construction program has suddenly veered into a noisy side battle with cries of censorship, stealth candidates and "tea party" takeover.
Scott Svonkin, a senior advisor to L.A. County Sheriff...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 2:30 PM
"I am submitting the enclosed short story 'LIFE-LINE' for either 'Astounding' or 'Unknown,'" Robert A. Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell in 1939, "because I am not sure which policy it fits the better."
The former magazine published science fiction,...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Our Sulzer Regional Library Great Books Discussion Group has been meeting for more than 30 years. Annually, we pick a theme to guide our book selections and discussions. This year's theme is morality. Last year we read books dealing with...
| Jan 29, 2012
For more than 40 years, the Tribune crusaded against an "unspeakable offense," a "monster cruelty": English spelling.
From Jan. 28, 1934, to Sept. 28, 1975, the newspaper adopted a system of simplified spelling, a cause dearly felt by publisher Col....
| Dec 24, 2011
| 5:03 PM
For University High School, money does grow on trees.
FOR THE RECORD:
An earlier version incorrectly stated the number of votes Lisa Xie's design got. It was 445, not 445,000.
At least, it does now since a...