| 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...
| Sep 26, 2010
Kristen Bell sits perched on a picnic table bench at Griffith Park wearing jean shorts, a pinkish button-down top and cornflower blue Toms espadrilles. The 30-year-old actress, blond hair tied back in a ponytail, watches as her two dogs explore the grass....
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| May 26, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Only 30 horses have made it to the Belmont Stakes with a chance to win the Triple Crown.
Eleven have succeeded.
This is whyI'll Have Another's quest to become the 12th at Belmont Park on June 9 will captivate a nation that long ago stopped paying...
| Oct 25, 2011
Q: Are all pumpkins edible? I have this wonderful pumpkin soup in a pumpkin recipe from Saveur magazine. It calls for a 7-inch Cinderella pumpkin, but if I cannot find that, I want to know if I would be safe with any other pumpkin.
| Mar 30, 2012
Many musicians have dreams. Some materialize. Others are broken. But singer and songwriter Julie Frost feels like Cinderella. After standing alongside Madonna onstage at the Golden Globes and accepting the award for co-writing the best original song in...