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  • Women Are Funny, That's No Joke

    Get your pen, keyboard or tattoo gun, everybody, and please write this down: Women are funny and always have been.
  • Bil Keane dies at 89; 'Family Circus' comic strip creator

    Bil Keane dies at 89; 'Family Circus' comic strip creator
    Bil Keane, a cartoonist who chronicled the lighter moments of family life for more than 50 years through the gentle, heartfelt humor of the "Family Circus" comic strip, has died. He was 89. Keane died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his longtime...

    Fur sure: Northwestern alum compiles fetching essays by dog owners

    Fur sure: Northwestern alum compiles fetching essays by dog owners
    Hero. Ishmael. Ramsey. Sophie. Bonnie. Those are, in order of appearance, the names of thedogs — all mutts — with whom I have shared my life from the time I was 4 years old. And if you listen to Wade Rouse — which you most assuredly...

    Book review: 'Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake' details good life

    Book review: 'Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake' details good life
    It says "memoir" on the jacket of this book, and this time, it's true. Anna Quindlen has been the diarist of baby boomers, and women boomers especially, since she began writing at the age of 18 for the New York Times, where her columns won a Pulitzer...

    Holiday crowd Googling 'thanksgiving quotes' to use at family dinners

     
    Coming up with things to say during a toast at a family dinner is a perenially difficult chore -- especially if you want to avoid the well-worn cliches. So if in doubt about what you're going to say, why not...