| May 4, 2015
| 6:51 PM
"Paranormal Activity" is far more than a low-budget, spine-tingling horror film to Dawn Keetley, associate professor of English at Lehigh University.
For her, it's a window into "the problems of selfhood."
Why, for instance, does the 2007 flick...
| May 2, 2015
| 9:55 AM
Half her lifetime ago, Sonya Baumstein approached a table at Winter Park High School, intrigued by a sport she knew little about.
It was her freshman year, and the people at that table were trying to convince her to try rowing.
"They told me it was...
| May 1, 2015
| 1:39 PM
Two journalists — and a brigadier general who flew in the 1942 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo — were recently added to Lake Forest High School's Alumni Wall of Fame. At the induction ceremony, honorees told Lake Forest seniors that serving others...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON As Baltimore simmers, prominent public figures, from President Barack Obama to Donald Trump, have been roundly criticized this week for describing the rioters as "thugs."
It's a word that's taken an exotic odyssey, with roots during the time...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 10:25 AM
For the foreseeable future, if anyone wants to live, work or invest in a place with a reliable supply of fresh water, it's right here, in Chicago and on the Great Lakes. It's time we started cashing in on this bonanza.
Our neighbors in Wisconsin and...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 2:27 PM
The night of Thursday, April 23, was a relatively easy one for 25-year-old Hen Mazzig. There was no heckling, no screaming and no one was calling him a murderer.
Mazzig was at the end of a two-week "StandWithUs" tour of the Midwest, where he is...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 1:03 PM
You can't keep a good man down, and Eddie Flannery, 10, a Wilmette Romona School fourth-grader, wasn't going to let Mother Nature cry on his parade.
Or rather, Eddie's Carnival for a Cure went down in his Wilmette garage, instead of in his yard....
| Apr 27, 2015
| 4:16 AM
Members of the Nepal Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are brainstorming on how to help relatives and friends in the aftermath of the earthquake that has killed 3,700 in their home country.
Association members met Sunday...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 11:32 AM
First, Jackson Lubin looked at his feet.
He wanted his steps to be in the right order and spaced perfectly when he took off down the runway.
Next, Lubin turned his eyes to the right to see where the pole was situated by his side. He checked and double...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 11:57 AM
Robert Havenstein, of Mount Airy, has received a Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which had its winter commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center.
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:25 PM
A week after college basketball star Frank Kaminsky flooded the national spotlight collecting the prestigious John R. Wooden Award as being college basketball's top men's player, the 7-foot-tall Kaminsky stood a much smaller stage set up inside Benet...