| Oct 2, 2010
One thing to know about our book club: On the third Thursday of each month for the last 34 years, our book club has to discuss books that add another dimension to our very hectic existence. Over the years, we have watched our members marry, divorce,...
| Dec 11, 2010
| 11:42 AM
One thing to know about our club: Our Champaign- Urbana book club has been meeting monthly since 1983 and has read more than 280 books. More than half of our members have belonged since the club began. Our very first book was "One Hundred Years of...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Founded in 2001, our club meets monthly.
We pick titles by theme and try to bring food and drink to match the book's content. Some of our favorite combinations were graveyard cake and blood punch for Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 12:12 PM
Emmy Award winning former anchor of 20/20 Hugh Downs and best-selling author Bill Bryson are among the lecturers slated to host enrichment programs on select segments aboard Silversea Cruises' Silver Whisper's World Cruise in 2012.
The ship will set sail...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:44 PM
"Tortilla Flat" by John Steinbeck.
— Olayinka Hassan, Chicago
"From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall: Travelers' Best, Worst and Most Ridiculous Stories From the Road" edited by David Slenk. It's a travel book that includes stories from multiple...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Our club has been meeting 10 times a year for more than 20 years. We work with our local library in Libertyville to procure our books and that month's host leads our discussion.
We have been spending more time on the book discussion recently because we'...
| May 10, 2012
| 6:52 AM
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — If you believe the glossy travel magazines, Santa Barbara drips money, and any visitor had better be ready to have their wallet leak all over the place, too. Touted as "the American Riviera," it's up there with Palm Beach,...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Bill Bryson is my personal standard as far as travel literature. He's appealing in his teddy bear look and sharp in his wit. His ability to describe things in detail makes me feel as if I'm right next to him, bellying up to the same bar. "A Walk in the...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 10:56 AM
A list of everything you need to know about the week ahead.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Jack and Jill
The Bad Girls Club Reunion, Part 1 (special; 9 p.m.; Oxygen)
The Witch Doctor Will...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Let me say, upfront, that Bill Bryson is one of my favorite authors. The American-turned-transplanted-Brit-turned-American again is without doubt one of the funniest human beings on the planet, and his every contact with the written word should be...
| Jan 22, 2012
The British couple — she in a long black dress, he in a traditional tux — leaned against the elevator's polished wood paneling as they headed back to their cabin after an evening performance in the main showroom. Embarrassed at my casual...