| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Three playwrights -- including one Yale School of Drama grad -- will receive one of the most lucrative prizes in their field Tuesday at Yale when they receive the inaugural Donald Windham — Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes, which include $150,000...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:20 PM
"If there's one thing the banjo needs, it's more notes played on it."
That tongue-in-cheek statement comes from Deadly Gentlemen banjo player Greg Liszt, who, in addition to having a Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT on his wall (and an awesomely...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Neal Orin Brace had a successful career as a research chemist before returning to teaching in his 40s and working as a professor at two Chicago-area colleges.
Over 25 years, Mr. Brace taught chemistry at North Park College in Chicago and Wheaton College...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:30 AM
When Shane Salerno turned 40 last year, he decided it was finally time to let his obsession go.
The screenwriter, best known for his collaborations with Michael Bay ("Armageddon") and Oliver Stone ("Savages"), had toiled for close to a decade trying...
| Sep 15, 2013
So, you are an important person and you have been pulled over on suspicion of drinking and driving. You want to get out of it, so you play the big shot card. Here are 10 reasons why you should never say to the police officer, "Do you know who I am?"
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:40 PM
In a collaborative comic strip created with Art Spiegelman for The New Yorker, Connecticut's own Maurice Sendak once remarked, "Childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:09 AM
In the 1970s, photorealistic painting was all the rage. Collecting was hot and exhibits popped up all over the world. Then it was gone.
"It flashed quickly and then burned out," said Cathleen Chaffee. "There was a lot of criticism after. When...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Well, the USA Today annual ranking of American colleges and universities is out and University of Connecticut advocates are all whipped up that their school has risen to No. 19! It is the highest point UConn has reached in this annual Fall rite of...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:29 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Subtle hints may help nudge people toward making healthier food choices at the grocery store, new findings suggest.
Obese people heading into a store who were given a recipe flyer with a few health-related words spent less...
| Sep 1, 2013
Fifty years ago, I never thought the March on Washington would attract an estimated 250,000 people or be a watershed moment in advancing civil rights. Fifty years later, I can't believe that, as a nation, we have already lost so much of the ground...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Stagg students, faculty and staff took Friday off to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary and homecoming with a parade starting in Hickory Hills and ending at the football field in Palos Hills.
Over 900 participants marched down Roberts Road behind...