| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:47 PM
"Butter" — a frequently funny comedy from director Jim Field Smith ("Episodes") and first-time screenwriter Jason Micallef — is essentially a sports film with a layer of cultural (and, by the end, political) satire. In the tradition of that...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:27 AM
"Magical." "Unforgettable." "Beautiful."
That's how Justin Timberlake, who reportedly once was a pop music star, described to People magazine his wedding to Jessica Biel on Friday at an Italian seaside resort. The bride, 30, and bridegroom, 31, partied...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:30 AM
I was a little confused by Marie-Alberte Boursiquot's recent letter ("Catholic doctors for traditional marriage," Oct. 20). The headline over it says traditional marriage, but in her letter she uses the term "authentic marriage."
I had never heard that...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Election Day is coming up. If you haven't already voted by mail or used other early voting methods, it is important that you inform yourself and vote.
President James Madison said in 1822, "A popular government without popular information or the means of...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:24 PM
A couple of days ago, I received a political flier from Troy Edgar, who is running for the state Assembly. On the back of the flyer were endorsements from Republicans.
The first name cited was that of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. In his 22-plus years in...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:43 AM
And now here we are on our regular night with Los Angeles auditions. It always makes me so happy to see Cat interacting with the dancers waiting in line -- she is sunshine in high heels.
Judges tonight: Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe, and professional goof...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:54 PM
It's entirely possible that one of the august and influential guest curators for "Public Property," the summer exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum, was none other than your plumber. Ditto for your postal carrier and your daughter's softball...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 11:46 AM
When I was a graduate student in England, I once attended a soccer game — or football, as they call it most everywhere but here.
I didn't get much out of it. It seemed awfully simple: two teams kicking the ball back and forth for two hours, and...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Remember the other day when you saw a typo in the paper and thought: “Don’t they have proofreaders at the Tribune?” We do. But they do a lot more than proofread.
Here’s a rundown of typical duties: edit stories in the paper for...