| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Robert M. Palter was an intellectual, a philosopher by training, but his interests were broad and included contemporary art, German poetry and the history of science. His last major publication combined many of his passions: It involved food, poetry, art,...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Like all good mysteries, the case of the 100 missing brains in Texas has taken a new twist.
First, word had come that about half of the 200 brains kept at a university research center had gone absent without leave. Then a professor said Wednesday they...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:04 AM
For two days, a federal judge listened to inmates testify about allegedly rampant abuse at the Cook County Jail — from gang fights among prisoners to guards with hair-trigger tempers who use violence to instill fear and control.
Then last week the...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:13 PM
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Kayla Mills (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) USC soccer sophomore: A PAC-12 All-Freshman selection a season ago, Mills was the Trojans’ lone All-PAC-12 first-team selection...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The most famous building in Texas is smaller than you expect, and it's about as pretty as your average California mission. In fact, it was once a mission, though these days it stands across the street from an unholy row of Ripley's and Guinness tourist...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
After graduating from the U. of Texas at Austin, Fahad Albutairi in 2010 launched his "La Yekthar Show," which loosely translates as "Zip it," on YouTube. It has since evolved from ad-libbed monologues to scripted episodes that now score an average of...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Dan Patrick is a political dirt-digger's dream, a candidate with a history of incendiary comments, a bankruptcy and two hospitalizations for mental health issues, one after an attempted suicide.
He is also poised to become lieutenant governor of Texas...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Outside the dance studio at Edgewater High School, tests and homework await. Inside, all is calm. Twenty teenagers sit with eyes closed and legs crossed on yoga mats.
"Nice tall spines, girls and boys. Clear your mind. Focus on your breath," teacher...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:32 AM
T. William Heyck, whose work as a scholar focused on British history, taught history at Northwestern University and led a movement to establish a residential college system at the Evanston school.
Mr. Heyck, 75, died of complications from leukemia on...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:38 AM
In a memo sent Thursday night from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to all NFL chief executives and team presidents, the league's top executive outlined efforts taken against domestic violence and sexual assault.
The memo includes notes on Goodell and...