| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:14 PM
Audiences love young musicians. The soloist with the three-quarter size violin, the pianist whose legs just now reach the pedals, the kid whose confidence is as big as the talent exploding before our eyes.
We are astonished, awed, and amazed. We wonder...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:05 PM
Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, died Tuesday in London after a lengthy illness. He was 78.
British senior civil servant John Chilcot reported his death to a British parliamentary...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:56 AM
Anthony Trollope was one of Victorian England's greatest and most prolific novelists. While working full time at the Post Office for the majority of his career, he was still able to write 47 novels (more than three times the number of novels written by...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 1:10 PM
Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.
New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 8:47 AM
LONDON (AP) — Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.
New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
"There was no relationship between them...
| Dec 12, 2014
Women & Children First recently raised more than $36,000 from 322 donors on Indiegogo for store renovation that will take place during the last week of January. The monthlong drive raised $36,405 for the independent bookstore, which will hold a grand...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Way back when English was Old English, between AD 600 and 1100, you were either "drunken" or "fordrunken" (very drunk) after a night of carousing. Even today, "drunken" will do for describing how you may be spending New Year's Eve. But you might also be...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:48 AM
Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore....
| Jan 21, 2015
| 8:46 AM
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgars, or more formally, the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The awards, which celebrate writing for print and screen, will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on April 29....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:29 AM
Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island?
OK: Smaller towns outside...