| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88.
The daughter of Frank J. Rubenstein, an insurance consultant, and Mary Rubenstein, a homemaker, Esther Gertrude...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:54 PM
She was ill, and friends and colleagues could hear it in her voice. But even as her health failed, those who knew Betsy Foxwell said the longtime educator and Park Ridge resident never stopped promoting and preserving her city's artistic heritage....
| May 5, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Kerry Schmitt passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2014 at the early age of 62. Born January 9, 1952 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, he was the oldest of three children to Gerald Joseph Schmitt and Patricia Lou Gabrielse. Kerry's childhood and early life...
| Jun 4, 2014
In doing some personal archival work I came across this article I wrote on Nov. 15, 1984 when one of my duties in the Tribune's feature department was to write a weekly column on the radio industry: Marriage made in......
| Jan 12, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison in Vienna and feared that birthday would be her last. Her jailers meant to starve her, but her cellmates — two gentile women imprisoned for their anti-fascist views — shared their rations...
| Feb 11, 2013
The rules for 7-year-old Riley Krieger's Valentine's Day party recently arrived from school: Bring one valentine addressed to each child on the list attached. Make a heart-covered shoe box on your own time or just bring a bag. Any treats for the class...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Years after she first saw "The Passion of the Christ," Lori Pearson still feels queasy when she recalls the brutally graphic movie about the final hours of Jesus' life.
"After I left the theater I remember feeling physically uncomfortable," said...
| Mar 3, 2013
Kay Alden Nelson's big break into daytime television sounds like a plot out of one of her soap opera scripts.
"I was doing a dissertation for my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison on how daytime television serials can be used as mediators...
| Mar 7, 2013
Finally! Scientific research backs up my perennial gripe about the soul-killing, society-destroying effects of online comments. A study published last month on the website of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (which does not allow comments)...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Eighty years ago Friday, young Eudora Welty sent a letter to the New Yorker seeking employment. This was four decades before she would win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel "The Optimist's Daughter" and five decades before "The Collected Works of Eudora...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Is Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art all-in when it comes to its own independence?
The question arises from a recent comment by museum director Jeffrey Deitch in the New York Post.
MOCA this week announced the launch of "MOCA Independence,...