| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:25 AM
A trail winds up the side of a glacial esker to a high point known as Pigeon Hill – a place where the ghosts of a long-extinct species still seem to haunt the forest.
High on this rise in the woods of Bristol's Harry C. Barnes Nature Preserve,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:26 PM
The coldest weather in two decades began to settle over the Midwest on Sunday, prompting officials to warn of "life-threatening" temperatures that sent thermometers plunging and Americans scurrying indoors.
Schools canceled Monday classes because of the...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 11:30 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Monday, saying up to 6 inches of snow are possible across the Chicago area.
Snowfall rates could exceed an inch per hour at times, according to the advisory, which covers Cook...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Can you help me ID this vase? I've tried to find the pattern and maker for years. I call it Drape, but can't find the real name. Where can I learn about the vase? I've bought tons of reference books but no luck. Is it art glass?
A: The reader thinks...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I bought a white pitcher that I thought was made by the C.C. Thompson Pottery Company. But the mark on the bottom differs from their standard mark. Can you verify my mark?
A: To clue readers, C.C. Thompson was one of the clustered Ohio River...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Eric Garcetti, L.A.'s new mayor, was just listed on some website as one of the nation’s most dateable mayors. “Fanciable” is probably how the Brits would put it. Never mind that Garcetti is married: He’s got an excellent set of...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval late Wednesday to a budget compromise, ending a 16-day government shutdown and averting the possibility of a default on the nation's bills, as a bitter partisan stalemate concluded with Republicans conceding...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:27 PM
State officials in West Virginia were trying Tuesday to contain a coal slurry spill into a creek in the same general area where a toxic chemical spill last month tainted drinking water for 300,000 people in and around the state capital of Charleston....
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:53 PM
March may mark the beginning of meteorological spring, but with close to half a foot of snow expected in some places this weekend, winter is beginning to resemble a guest that doesn't know when to leave.
Today's snow storm, which prompted a winter...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:44 PM
David Plowden's second-floor office in his Winnetka home is not the sanctuary that was his now-shuttered basement darkroom. It is more prone to distractions, but that is just one of the allowances that the celebrated 80-year-old photographer has made to...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 5:39 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Getting a seat at Louisville's best restaurants on Kentucky Derby weekend can feel as impossible as a long shot's chances of taking home the roses. It's no secret that the city's culinary scene is among the hottest in the country....