| Apr 10, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Time — as in hours spent writhing in pain, drawing labored breaths or trying to soothe a fevered child — is the latest front in the competitive battle among area hospitals.
Given the notoriously long waits in the nation's emergency rooms,...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:08 AM
When architect and design firm owner Steve Kadlec was asked recently whether bookshelves were becoming obsolete in the iPad age, he wisecracked: "Who reads books? We buy them for pretty!"
He was only half-joking. With digital competition, hardcover books...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 2:06 PM
"Don Tomas Urrea arrived astride Caballito Urrea. ... He wore his frilled white shirt and his tight black jacket cut high at the waist and embroidered with a shining scorpion on the back. Delicate red needlework etched the smallest red roses at each...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Just as Teresita Urrea, the "Saint of Cabora" and adored healer, emerges from the pages of "Queen of America" with warmth, passion and wisdom, Luis Urrea exudes his own charm.
Luis Urrea, born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, based his...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Disneyland Paris will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new nighttime spectacular in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and a revamped evening parade starting in April.
The Disney Dreams show will feature castle projections, water screens, dancing...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 3:51 PM
Larry Hill Taylor will read from his autobiography "Stepson of the Blues: A Chicago Song of Survival" at 2 p.m. at the Blackstone branch library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.; free.
Pop-up Saturdays will feature mentors Jen and Niq discussing how the...
| Jul 27, 2011
Dan Peek, a founding member of soft-rock trio America, which shot to the top of the pop charts in the 1970s with bouncy, lightweight hits including "A Horse With No Name," "Ventura Highway" and "Sister Golden Hair," died Sunday at his home in Farmington,...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 6:24 AM
We took a cruise with 912 children, 911 of whom were not ours. For people who don't like other people's kids in quantities usually encountered at theme parks, or who believe that cruise ships are floating tubs of gluttony and indolence, this must all...
| Sep 15, 2011
A gentle haze of cumin and garlic-laden steam wafts from a tray of gulpi mounded high on the lunch buffet at Afghan Express in Gardena. The toss of cauliflower, fresh tomatoes and onion is brought to life with an earthy spice recipe inherited from the...
| Mar 26, 2012
— The Notre Dame women's basketball team sent a quick message to its wannabe Cinderella opponent in Sunday's NCAA tournament game at PNC Arena: Glass slippers are for fairy tales, not for the Sweet 16.
The top-seeded Irish bullied their way through...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:27 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Jimmy Patsos pointed to the white board in his team's dressing room at the Consol Energy Center on Thursday night, the names of the Ohio State players scrawled in red marker, their stats in black. He came to the names of sophomore forwards...