| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:37 AM
“I now pronounce you husband and wife” is no longer the only phrase that can legally issue couples into wedded life in Connecticut. The words can now be “husband and husband” or “wife and wife.”
Although those three...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 8:23 AM
National Public Radio host Scott Simon turns a corner at the Art Institute of Chicago and there it is: "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper, four lonely figures whiling away the wee hours in a New York City diner of the 1940s. Simon's late mother, Patricia...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:10 AM
In the newfound arena of social media as activism, few hashtags have generated as much buzz as "IfTheyGunnedMeDown," which has been circulating around Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Still, the trending hashtag was several hours old before Alexis...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:01 PM
The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday.
"They are an imminent threat to every interest we...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Northwestern University has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a woman whom the university hired to write a book about Chicago's notorious 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder trial. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court,...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Bruce Hornsby spent much of the past three years challenging himself on stage. Now he has used those shows to put together a new two-disc set that he acknowledges will challenge his listeners.
"Solo Concerts," released last week on the Vanguard label,...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:12 AM
In five days, Mo’ne Davis went from a statistical footnote in Little League history to the title character in the most captivating U.S. sports story of the summer – maybe the entire year.
The 18th girl to play in the Little League...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A few words about the "poor door."
Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Q: You have been in business since 1996 (though the store was sold in 2009 to Booksmart Industries). What do you have that other booksellers don't?
What we have is what most small businesses have over the chains: Personalized customer service,...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Year in and year out, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the best haunted theme park event in Southern California and quite possibly the country.
For that reason, I hold Universal Studios to a higher standard when the movie...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96.
Wilson, who had been in declining health, died...