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  • Home design shifts focus to roofs, ceilings, storage

    Home design shifts focus to roofs, ceilings, storage
    Few architects and builders today are recommending trendy architectural elements to clients. Instead, house pros are mining the history of residential design to extract elements and styles that have worked and keep working, hoping to construct timeless...
  • Making it shine

    Only a person who has polished a 66-foot-long, 33-foot-high, 125-ton, hollow, stainless steel kidney-bean-shaped sculpture until it was so shiny you could use it as a shaving mirror could tell you what a cumbersome chore that sort of thing can be, and how...
  • Chilling out

    During a Grand Marais winter, it doesn't hurt to have the grit of a hivernant, as well as a good set of polypropylene underwear. On a sunny day outside the North House Folk School, two modern-day hivernants, voyageurs who wintered over, were encamped,...
  • Essay: 'Driving meant freedom'

    Sometimes, when my mother drives with one hand, she places her left hand on the steering wheel and clutches her left elbow with her right hand. It's a habit she learned from a friend when she was learning how to navigate a car for the first time. "I kept...
  • Grand jury lifting veil on unsolved mob hits

    Joseph "the Clown" Lombardo was at a workbench in his small Near West Side shop, where masonry saws and tools are sharpened, when 10 federal agents swarmed in. One agent waved a grand jury warrant, another carried a cotton swab. The agents dabbed the...
  • Deep, Dark Secrets of His and Her Brains

    Deep, Dark Secrets of His and Her Brains
    HAMILTON, Canada — The invitation curled from her fax machine, a courtly question scrawled above the signature of a man whose name she did not recognize. "Would you be willing to collaborate with me on studying the brain of Albert Einstein?" It...
  • It's end of the run for fugitive mobster

    The union boss slipped into a booth in a restaurant on Jackson Boulevard. He was wearing a federal wire, trembling, as the waitress brought over some ice water. The man he was to meet entered the restaurant, sat down and started glaring at him. The...
  • Complex, nuanced: This is soda pop

    Rich, creamy root beers, spicy-hot ginger ales, pithy citrus drinks with real tang, complex, herb-scented colas -- they're all out there, along with surprising one-of-a-kind fizzies in flavors as diverse as spruce, Key lime and espresso. This is the new...