| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:55 AM
If you ever have occasion to travel to Columbus, Ohio, be sure to check-out a fabulous attraction.
This summer, a visit with family took us to the Buckeye State for a long weekend.
We spent a day at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, a pretty amazing...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010, about 88% of their rural population was at poverty level after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Hundreds of thousands were killed and, as a result of the tragedy, people from all over the...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Dear Joyce: After graduating this year with a pile of tuition debt, I've applied for employment at numerous companies. Nutshell: Zip! Any clues to why I'm not getting offers? -- D.V.
A zillion things could be keeping you outside employment venues with...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The familiar cliche is that Chicago's international reputation rests primarily on three features: roaring '20s gangsters typified by Al Capone, machine politics and Michael Jordan. But were there any justice to the world, it really should be famous as the...
| Dec 12, 2014
Ludwig Wittgenstein famously used the "duck-rabbit," a reversible image that can be seen as either a duck or a rabbit, to illustrate different ways of seeing. Ali Smith's sixth novel, "How to be both," shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize earlier this...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Your 6-year-old’s attention span seems to be getting shorter and shorter. Can you help with specific exercises or activities?
Parents panel advice:
“Have a quick chat with the teacher to see if your kid’s attention span is atypical...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:13 PM
It took goalkeeper Tim Howard years to become an overnight sensation, so he wasn't overwhelmed by the effusive praise he received for his acrobatic performance Tuesday in the U.S. World Cup team's round-of-16 loss to Belgium.
"I just keep my feet on the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Lots of people wanted to escape the cold of New York, Chicago and Detroit, so why should mobsters be any different?
During the 1930s and continuing past World War II, Meyer Lansky and his brother Jake ran posh gambling houses in Hallandale Beach and...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"MOST SUCESSES are unhappy. That is why they are successes. They have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something the world will notice," so said the extremely successful Agatha Christie.
I HAVE no pipeline into the psyche of Miss...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:39 PM
No, Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was not killed Sunday after he took a huge hit during the St. Louis Rams match, which knocked Sanders out of the game.
Sanders is alive and well, despite the fact that someone edited his Wikipedia page...