| Jan 11, 2009
by Jill Zuckman The son watched his father, vowing not to repeat his mistakes. The weekend before George W. Bush defeated Texas Gov. Ann Richards in 1994, he stood in the backyard of his Dallas home hitting tennis balls into......
| Jun 30, 2015
| 10:53 AM
Couples who seem unequally matched in the looks department are more likely to have known each other for a while before dating, according to a new report in the journal Psychological Science.
Led by University of Texas at Austin's Lucy Hunt, who was...
| Jun 26, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Sitting in her attorney's conference room the other day, Lynne Coates had a strained look on her face. A trial lawyer who used to work for Farmers Insurance, Coates was pressed for time because she was due in court.
Also, the story she was about to...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 4:52 PM
ALBANY — The year was 1985 and the NCAA women's Final Four was in Austin. Geno Auriemma remembers arriving at the University of Texas, looking around and thinking, "They have buildings bigger than our campus. It's another world."
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:28 PM
“Selma” and the larger truths that an artful drama can reveal....Libraries endangered in areas ruled by Islamic State....A show by an influential European artist is canceled in Mexico City....And a history of barely planned urbanism on the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:43 PM
When Lisa D'Amour wrote "Detroit" — a play that premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2010 and went on to New York and London's National Theatre and became a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize — it seemed like she knew the Motor City...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:26 PM
You might not have been able to see it even under the bright lights at Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday night, but it was there.
Some Florida State players could see it clearly in the reflection in the iconic gold helmets of the Notre Dame players they...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 9:07 PM
In choosing controversial former University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere as its likely next chief executive, the Field Museum has opted for a "change agent," according to the man hiring him, and a "gentleman with elbows," according to one of...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Gov. Rick Scott's fixation with all things Texas is on the verge of moving from harmless emulation (his signature black cowboy boots embroidered with "45th Governor") to unchecked obsession.
Scott has looked to Texas Gov. Rick Perry when formulating...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 1:00 AM
I hate wearing pants. They’re uncomfortable and restrictive, the waist too snug, the legs too itchy. And they deny people their inalienable right to see my calves, which I consider two of my best features.
Yet here I sit. In an office. In pants....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Having rolled out some pretty heavy artillery to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grant Park Chorus and other musical milestones last summer, what will the 2013 Grant Park Music Festival do for an encore?
Quite a bit, as it turns out.