| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Finding refuge from the bitter cold that settled over New York City one recent evening, Uriel Israelov, 21, enjoyed a smoke with friends in a cozy corner of Sahara East in the East Village, which he made sound like the homey bar featured on the long-...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:30 AM
How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance, and almost all profits go to the robots' owners?
Meanwhile, human beings do the work that's unpredictable -- odd jobs, on-call projects,...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:57 PM
In 1971, two years after leaving the White House, Lyndon Johnson dedicated his sleek, windowless eight-story presidential library at the University of Texas. But in the pages of The Washington Post, editorial cartoonist Herblock depicted Johnson as an...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:11 PM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:46 PM
Dr. Henry Betts, an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities and a pioneer in the field of rehabilitation medicine, led efforts to transform the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago into the leading facility of its kind.
Dr. Betts, 86, died in his...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 9:09 PM
When Stan Irwin was a struggling young comedian in New York, someone told him he should try out his act in Las Vegas.
"Where's that?" Irwin replied.
No matter: He signed on for an 11-day gig at a place called Club Bingo and stayed in town for...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
James Michel, chairman of the board of Jumoke Academy charter school, had a lame and obvious response to a devastating state report detailing financial and management misdeeds that could sink the institution.
"The board should have been more engaged,...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 6:42 PM
National Book Award-winning Robert Stone died Saturday at age 77 at his home in Key West, Fla. His agent told the Associated Press the cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Stone was best known for his novel "Dog Soldiers," which was...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:41 PM
WBFF (Fox 45) is poised in coming days to take one of its biggest steps since the Sinclair-owned station started doing news in 1991.
On Jan. 19, it will introduce a new lead anchorman in Kai Jackson, who was at the WJZ anchor desk for more than two...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 8:13 PM
The TV was on in the Paris apartment where I found Aleksandar Hemon via phone on Friday.
From the screen came live coverage of the standoff between police and the two brothers suspected of storming into the office of the satirical newspaper Charlie...