| May 20, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Jacoby Jones begins the finales tonight coming down the staircase in purple and gold, with partner Karina Smirnoff in a purple dress -- a nice nod to Jacoby’s hometown of New Orleans.
Their first round is the "judges' pick" dance, and it's the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:01 PM
During the 2012 presidential election, Republican candidate Mitt Romney's openness about his Mormon faith brought to the surface many of the generalizations Americans maintain about what it means to be a Mormon. Ryan McIlvain's debut novel "Elders"...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Primatologist Jane Goodall and publisher Grand Central have announced they will delay publication of Goodall's forthcoming tree-focused book "Seeds of Hope" in the wake of accusations that certain passages were plagiarized. The Washington Post noted the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:35 AM
It's "Latin Night" and at the top of the show, Tom tells us the stars will have "a chance to dance for immunity." I do not like that sound of that one little bit.
Mark Ballas is wearing a color-coordinated fedora. Guess how I feel about that. Also, I&...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This sturdy Austrian had supporting roles in the recent action movies "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty," the TV western "Justified" and the military video game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter."
The ubiquitous performer — actually a semiautomatic pistol...
| Mar 25, 2013
As early as kindergarten, all students in Illinois could be engaged in science and engineering practices, from analyzing data to defining problems and designing solutions.
By high school they'd be deep into engineering design and investigating solutions...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:27 PM
The voice of Nelson Mandela crackles through much of "Cadre," the interesting new work-in-progress created, mostly in Chicago, by the South African writer-director Omphile Molusi, known internationally for his play "Itsoseng." Those of us of a certain age...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:42 PM
When Google bought Waze, it wasn't just buying a startup -- it was also buying a highly engaged community of users willing to provide real-time traffic information.
And that community is key to Google's effort to stave off rival mapping apps, namely...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"Game of Thrones" actress Natalie Dormer has joined the cast of Lionsgate's "Mockingjay," the third installment of "The Hunger Games" franchise.
Dormer will play Cressida, a defector from the abusive overlords in the Capitol, and joins a cast that will...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From Why are textbooks so absurdly expensive? by Jordan Weissmann, Atlantic: You thought the rising cost of college tuition was bad? Then check out the rising cost of college textbooks. The American Enterprise Institute's Mark Perry has put together this....
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From Australia comes the right-brain v. left-brain test. If you see the dancer turning "clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa." I can see both, but have a very hard time shifting......