| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"AMERICA IS the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." -- Oscar Wilde
SPEAKING OF decadence, that word has been used and overused, but perhaps not without cause in the fabulous 1970s.
From 1973 to 1983,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:43 AM
When I was born, my mother, a physician, could read and speak three languages, and understood much of two others. My late father, a structural engineer forced to flee as the Soviets moved to crush the resistance in his home country of Hungary, spoke...
| Oct 12, 2014
Looking for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving experience? Pull up a chair to a re-creation of an early American holiday dinner or open hearth cooking demonstration. You'll get a savory journey into the past — along with a heaping helping of history....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:37 PM
We left Chicago in a van heading for a camping trip in Michigan. I didn't really know my traveling companions, and my girlfriend at the time knew just two or three who were friends of friends.
But on the road, you get to know folks pretty quickly and...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A recent Ipsos Reid poll found that 64 percent of Canadians support the participation of Canadian Forces jets in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq. What refreshing moral clarity. In reality, however, the use...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:40 PM
That '70s baby is here! Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are now parents to a baby girl, according to reports out Wednesday.
The former "That '70s Show" stars welcomed their daughter on Tuesday in Los Angeles, TMZ reported. People later chimed in with...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Here's another thing: The attack ad on Larry Hogan that claims Anthony Brown's Republican challenger for governor wants to give a $300 million tax break to corporations at the expense of kindergartners — that's another stretch into the shady side by...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:44 PM
After a night of tense confrontations with pro-democracy protesters in which the streets of Hong Kong were filled with tear gas, police abruptly reversed course Monday and adopted a much more relaxed stance that allowed even bigger crowds to pour into...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:03 PM
If you have the Walgreen app, you can fill prescriptions or print photos with a tap on your smartphone.
Tim McCauley, senior director of mobile commerce for the Deerfield-based company, says that's good — but it isn't enough. He'd like to find...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:20 AM
On Sept. 4, Levar Edward Jones was stopped by a South Carolina state trooper in Columbia, S.C., and asked to produce his driver's license.
As Jones reached inside the open driver's door of his SUV to retrieve the license and then turned back toward...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Karl asks if I've heard that Time Warner Cable has gone all-digital.
He writes: "If you don't have a cable box, they will force you to rent a converter from them at $1.50 a month (starting in 2016), even if your TV has a digital tuner in it or you...