| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Tina Exposito sat with her 19-year-old son, trying to explain the importance of Thanksgiving as if he were a kindergartner.
Not because their family never celebrated the holiday.
A hit-and-run wreck, which killed his 17-year-old sister, Melanie,...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Eliza Higgins, 4, stood in a parking lot on Magnolia Boulevard. Her mother, Michelle, told her daughter it was OK to approach the man in front of them.
The cheery man, dressed in a red suit with white trim, stretched out his arms. In as little as ten...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Music has smoothed many a commute from our Logan Square home to my kids' South Loop school, a 7-mile drive that can feel like 70, depending on traffic and how many times I had to remind them to wear socks that morning.
My daughter mostly calls the...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:20 AM
ASPEN, Colo. Stevie Ray Vaughan is hidden somewhere here on Ajax Mountain, and we're on a mission to find him.
Finally, following directions scrawled onto a scrap of paper, we steer our skis toward a little hollow in a grove of trees. We dip into the...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Serena Williams will get a chance to avenge a humiliating loss against Simona Halep after they both advanced to the championship match of the season-ending WTA Finals with victories in contrasting style on Saturday.
Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki in a...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
At age 40, Hello Kitty has enjoyed a career that any Hollywood movie star would envy.
Lady Gaga and Katy Perry count themselves among her admirers. She's endorsed everything from motor oil to diamond necklaces. Baseball fans have cheered her at...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If you have your heart set on traveling to Washington to watch President Obama flip the switch on the National Christmas Tree, you'll need tickets, even if you want to stand. The lottery for 17,000 free tickets to the Dec. 4 lighting starts Friday.
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:52 AM
We now live in the seventh decade of rock 'n' roll, and it has never felt more irrelevant, if such a thing can be gauged by contemporary radio playlists now dominated by slick rappers and aerobicized dance divas. Even terrestrial radio today plays less of...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Kevin Hart and his fellow "Real Husbands of Hollywood" cast members kept the conversation real Tuesday evening at the Paley Center for Media while discussing the upcoming season of the BET show that has been dubbed "the fakest reality show."
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:54 AM
A singer who has written and produced more than 25 No. 1 R&B hits throughout his career and won 10 Grammy Awards will play at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced.
Also announcing shows at the event center are a comic who stars in a hit...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:04 AM
The first “airpocalypse” of fall hit Beijing this week, but local residents are not the only ones being forced to deal with the smothering smog blanketing the Chinese capital. World-class cyclists and soccer stars from Argentina and Brazil, as...