| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Transformed on stage into a traveling tent show, William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" takes on a new life at South Coast Repertory with its magic, music and acrobatics exploring the drama of spirits, monsters, witches and lovers.
| Sep 7, 2014
| 9:07 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Harvard University has received the largest donation in its history, the school announced on Monday: $350 million from the Morningside Foundation to the School of Public Health.
The donation is unrestricted, and will support...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:07 PM
As one of the world's richest men, Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to causes around the globe since 1999, including tens of millions to Chicago institutions.
But one of the vehicles for his...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will read from his work at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 120, at Quinnipiac University. Free and open to the public, this event is part of the university's creative writing program's...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:45 AM
In 1990, with the exception of Cook County, no more than 21 percent of Chicago-area residents were 50 or older. In Cook County, it was 26 percent, according to the Census.
Back then, the first members of the baby boom generation hadn't celebrated...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:55 PM
A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign is arguing this week that his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's membership in an exclusive California wine club is evidence that Rauner is "out of touch" with "hardworking Illinois families."
I think it's...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:01 PM
New York pianist Vijay Iyer has been giving significant performances in Chicago since the 1990s, his colossal sound and complex improvisations building a fervent following for his work here and around the world.
But the past year or so represented a...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Under cloudy skies, volunteers were busy Saturday afternoon installing panels of the Monument Quilt on the verdant Federal Hill Park lawn.
Walkers and tourists paused to read the emotionally wrenching messages — numbering in the hundreds —...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:06 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - (This story corrects spelling of Emily Weisburst's name in second paragraph)
Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:50 AM
The seasonal tsunami of summer book releases is calming to a light chop as publishers prepare to promote and release their most prestigious titles by their biggest names for the fall season. That's when half the year's book sales occur. Which is no...