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  • Natalie L. 'Toby' Mendeloff, activist

    Natalie L. 'Toby' Mendeloff, activist
    Natalie L. "Toby" Mendeloff, a community activist and volunteer, died Jan. 29 at Sinai Hospital of complications of the flu. She was 94. The daughter of Henry Lavenstein, a department store owner, and Bessie Siff Lavenstein, a homemaker, Natalie...
  • Human Rights Watch: Labor abuse at Abu Dhabi site of Louvre, Guggenheim despite reforms

    Reforms enacted in the United Arab Emirates have not done enough to end the exploitation of migrant workers building a high-profile project that includes branches of the Louvre and the Guggenheim museums, a leading human rights group said Tuesday. The...
  • The rise of the avocado, America's new favorite fruit

    America is in love with avocados. The country's appetite for the creamy versatile fruit (yes, avocados are fruit) has grown just about every year for the past 15 years, according to data from the Hass Avocado Board, invading kitchens and menus across...
  • Renters outnumber homeowners in Chicago, 8 other cities

    Renters outnumber homeowners in Chicago, 8 other cities
    Renters in nine of the nation's 11 largest metropolitan areas, including Chicago, outnumbered homeowners in 2013, causing a scarcity of rental apartments, particularly for the neediest consumers, according to a study released Monday. Along with Chicago,...
  • Get ready to know more about counting calories

    If you eat out a lot, get ready to brush up on your math skills. Calories are back. And you're about to see a lot more about them. Under new regulations from the Food & Drug Administration, restaurant chains and food services across the country have...
  • Revoke the licenses of doctors who oppose vaccines

    Revoke the licenses of doctors who oppose vaccines
    Amateurs and hucksters are not the only people telling parents not to vaccinate their children. Unfortunately some doctors — men and women sworn to the Hippocratic Oath — are purveying junk science. They say that vaccines cause autism, as in...
  • Can evil automated switchboards really be improved?

     Can evil automated switchboards really be improved?
    The automated switchboard, that most satanic of corporate innovations, isn't going away even though the vast majority of consumers despise it. In fact, the technology may play an even greater role in your life by migrating to your cellphone. First,...
  • Stage set for Oak Forest grad in 'West Side Story'

    Stage set for Oak Forest grad in 'West Side Story'
    Rachel Marie LaPorte is performing in what she calls “a perfect piece of musical theatre.” And she’s doing so in a place she wants to be. For the next several weeks, the Oak Forest native is set to play the role of Consuela in...
  • Three-Part Coney Island 'Skeeball' Exhibit At Real Art Ways

    Three-Part Coney Island  'Skeeball' Exhibit At Real Art Ways
    The Coney Island satellite exhibit at Real Art Ways in Hartford, a three-part presentation — "Skeeball" — has a poignant feel, lamenting the passage of time at and chronicling the deterioration of the legendary New York playland. Fred Kahl's...
  • Victor Zelman: In a tie or on a tractor, he worked hard

     Victor Zelman: In a tie or on a tractor, he worked hard
    Victor Zelman's retirement was prefaced with these words: "I don't want to be a rich widow in New York; you have to stop working 26 hours a day." So, at 52 years old, Victor Zelman swapped the Manhattan city skyline in favor of a rural countryside...
  • 'Most Violent Year's' J.C. Chandor on the Sidney Lumet link

     'Most Violent Year's' J.C. Chandor on the Sidney Lumet link
    Film critic Roger Ebert once described Sidney Lumet as "one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors." He was an actor's director, known for eliciting nuanced, moving and daring performances and imbuing his films with a...