| May 9, 2013
| 2:18 PM
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What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln.
Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 6:40 PM
In the mid-80s my high school choir director was Lena McLin, a legendary music teacher with an impressive and diverse list of mentees (R. Kelly, Mandy Patinkin, opera diva Jonita Lattimore). But Dr. McLin had little interest in rock music, so it was a...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Not even the Sexiest Man Alive could lure moviegoers to the box office this weekend.
On the the slowest weekend at the multiplex thus far this year, "The Words," a new film starring Bradley Cooper -- deemed by People magazine to be the most attractive...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
First lady Michelle Obama, in town to spotlight school career programs, took a side trip with her daughters to a Beyonce concert at the United Center Wednesday night.
A motorcade carrying Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, was escorted into...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Behind a door just off the paddock area of Pimlico Race Course, several jockeys are prepping for the day's races. They're handicapping the competition, comparing notes on horses and, in at least one case, going through a yoga sequence: reaching back to...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Jack W. Germond, the irascible, portly columnist and commentator who was a fixture on the American political scene for nearly 50 years, including nearly 20 of them in The Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau, died Wednesday morning of chronic obstructive...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Angelina and Brad, Kate and William, Hillary and Bill. We can't stop looking, and wondering — what's the magic? While People magazine and the tabloids have their tawdry approaches, distinguished historian William H. Chafe has a different angle. By...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli have finalized their divorce, officially ending their 11-year marriage.
The "Twilight Saga" and "Nurse Jackie" actor filed for divorce in March 2012, with Garth following suit soon after. Fifteen days earlier, the couple...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:03 AM
The on-again, off-again relationship of Stacy Keibler and George Clooney appears to be off, according to People magazine, which quotes a "source close to the couple" as saying the pair "... quietly stopped being a couple several weeks ago."
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:47 PM
On Saturday afternoon at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, I was sitting cheek-by-jowl with hundreds of sweaty book lovers in USC's Bovard Auditorium. But for a moment I could have been in a New Jersey living room in 1975, watching "The Carol Burnett...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Let's just be happy, for a moment, that at least this time Anthony Weiner didn't blame Al Qaeda.
In 2011, when allegations first arose that Weiner had been sending inappropriate messages and pictures to several women, he vehemently denied them. Weiner,...