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  • Climate summit hopes less is more

    Climate summit hopes less is more
    When two weeks of climate negotiations finally wound to an overtime finish in Copenhagen, the goal of a new binding treaty to combat global warming still looked elusively far away. And, even for climate activists, the question was: "Is that so bad?"...
  • 'The Invention of Lying'

    'The Invention of Lying'
    As co-director, co-writer, a producer and the star, Ricky Gervais ("The Office," "Extras") infuses this smart comedy with his impish sense of humor. He plays the only person evidently capable of telling fibs in the world he occupies, and he uses that...
  • Trenchless Innovations

    This morning Lou talked to Bob Stewart, part owner of Trenchless Innovations. Trenchless Innovations will repair and replace damaged sewer lines without tearing up your landscaping, sidewalks or driveway. You can eliminate all the mess and restoration...
  • 'Short Girls' by Bich Minh Nguyen

    "This is a country of tall people," Dinh Luong frequently reminds his daughters, Van and Linny, the protagonists of Bich Minh Nguyen's first novel, "Short Girls," which follows her acclaimed memoir, "Stealing Buddha's Dinner." For the Luong family, height...
  • Movie review: The Invention of Lying -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: The Invention of Lying -- 4 out of 5 stars
    Brit-comic Ricky Gervais stakes a serious claim to the title "the British Albert Brooks" with The Invention of Lying, his droll, witty and thoughtful comedy about the thing that really makes the world go round. On an Earth in which "the human race has...
  • Young Inventor Challenge

    The Chicago Toy & Game Fair, to be held Nov. 21 and 22 at Chicago's Navy Pier, will host its third annual Young Inventor Challenge (YIC), an original toy or game competition for students 18 or under. More info at chitag.com
  • Small Wonders: Seeing the world in entirely new ways

    "Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason." — Leonardo da Vinci Faith comes in many forms, I...
  • Where to invest green money

    More and more Orange County entrepreneurs are starting clean-tech ventures, and F. Henry Habicht II, or Hank, is the man they all want to meet. Habicht, 57, is a managing partner at Costa Mesa-based Sail, the leading clean-tech investment firm in the...
  • Chicago food

    Chicago food
    With Taste of Chicago opening this Friday in a city once described as the "Hog Butcher of the World," let's take a look at 10 culinary curiosities: Centuries ago, one place along Lake Michigan developed a stinky reputation. Smelly plants (variously...
  • Is Rich Crotty really a greenie to the core?

    Could it be true? Is Orange Mayor Rich Crotty a greenie? Is he, as he says, the "Jolly Green Mayor''? Well, given that I once called Richard Nixon the greatest environmental president in American history, I'll be open minded. Crotty is not a Prius-...
  • Book reviews: 'Cognitive Surplus' by Clay Shirky and 'The Shallows' by Nicholas Carr

    Book reviews: 'Cognitive Surplus' by Clay Shirky and 'The Shallows' by Nicholas Carr
    Cognitive Surplus Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age Clay Shirky The Penguin Press: 256 pp., $25.95 The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Nicholas Carr W.W. Norton: 276 pp., $26.95 When I was looking for a job after...