| Jan 14, 2015
| 11:36 AM
Not to sound like Oprah or Julie Andrews, but this week offers several of my favorite things, plus some other great happenings.
I love Winter Park's Crealde School of Art and its many fantastic events, exhibits and classes — all year, every year....
| Feb 16, 2015
| 12:27 PM
West suburban nonprofit service groups hadn't heard Monday of state funding cuts under the new administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner. But they're keeping a close eye on his budget analysis and potential changes.
"We still don't know if we'll hear about...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Glitz and glamour were not the only things on the minds of celebrities at the 46th NAACP Image Awards on Friday.
In kicking off the ceremony in Pasadena, which honors excellence in film, TV, film and literature by artists of color, host Anthony Anderson...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:36 PM
When Mark Zuckerberg invited 30 million people to his brand-new book club on Jan. 2, the Internet reacted hysterically: Sales of his first book pick, Moisés Naím's "The End of Power," skyrocketed overnight, jumping into Amazon's top 10 books from its...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 2:10 PM
Posh Essentials in Highland Park is throwing a special Valentine's Day party from 6 until 9 p.m. Feb. 12. On hand will be Oprah's makeup artist, Stella Mikhail, as well as custom spray tans, martinis, appetizers and much more. This...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Working for a food magazine, your life pretty much revolves around eating and drinking. Not as much as people might think, but more than the average person in America. I am more of an oenophile than a foodie, but I know great food when...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:05 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Do we have to butter you up for this news? Paula Deen is back, y'all, and she loves her some Charlotte.
More than 2,000 people attended Deen's show at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night, including one couple who...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:28 AM
The week's highlights include the "Castle" wedding (finally), the last "Blacklist" on Monday, a "Voice" expansion (it's the November sweeps!) and a "Shark Tank" celebration.
The Top 20 perform on "The Voice," which offers viewers five...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Veterans Day this year will be marked with a concert on HBO and a newsmaking interview on "60 Minutes."
On Tuesday, HBO offers "The Concert for Valor."
The channel has said the event is "to honor the courage and sacrifice of America's veterans and...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 2:50 AM
The race for the Academy Awards took a major turn Christmas Day.
Up to that point, "Boyhood" and "Birdman" were the likely front-runners for best picture, based on critics' prizes and nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 10:06 AM
The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation.
The commemoration at Arlington, where more than 40,000...