| Aug 7, 2011
| 10:32 PM
Lollapalooza 2011 is a wrap with record daily attendance (90,000), adding up to the most populated festival in North America (270,000) over the three-day weekend. Here’s an hour-by-hour account of Sunday’s action, once again from yours truly...
| Aug 10, 2011
Susan Thomas would rather have been home with her cat, but the Bensenville resident instead was at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for about a month recently, recovering from a bout of pancreatitis.
But Thomas, who has since gone home, said her experience...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:58 AM
The fourth annual juried show at the Artists' Gallery in Columbia, "Local Color," includes artists who aren't shy about using color for expressive purposes. In most cases, their dedication to realistic depictions is tempered by their individual...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Experiencing a culinary delicacy doesn't get much better than Crab Tuesdays at AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at South Coast Plaza. It's a rare weekly foodie event hosted by celebrity Chef Helene An, the matriarch and executive chef of all An Family...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 9:26 AM
Taking photographs of birds wasn't always on Michael Oberman's list of things to accomplish in life.
Yet nowadays, the Columbia resident says he "would rather be around a great blue heron than James Brown," one of the 300 music greats he interviewed...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 1:34 PM
For many jam-band fans, a double bill featuring Bruce Hornsby's Noisemakers and Béla Fleck's Flecktones is a pipe dream come true. Both bands feature virtuoso musicianship, startling versatility and a lust for exploring the outer limits.
For followers of...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 2:53 PM
When I moved to Pasadena two years ago I was so happy to find a few walking trails that I could explore. I’m not a seasoned hiker by any means but I do enjoy walking, being outdoors and taking in great scenery. My husband and I have spent many...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Harriet Tubman has long inspired a deep sense of pride among Marylanders, especially in the rural communities of the Eastern Shore, where the former slave was born and led dozens to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
While her story is taught to...
| Aug 24, 2011
With new findings on emerging contaminants, lead and hexavalent chromium in local tap water, it's natural for Chicago-area residents to wonder if they should be filtering the water they drink.
And, if so, what filter should they use?
| Aug 21, 2011
In 1861 Carleton Watkins took the definitive picture of Yosemite Valley from the aptly named Inspiration Point. The sheer granite wall of El Capitan, as sharp as if cut with a cleaver, fills one side of the photo. A rising tier of rock monoliths marches...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Mr. Piette's letter on carbon tax ("Carbon fee is a tax to redistribute wealth," Aug. 15), demonstrates how far we have to go in environmental education. The carbon fee is not for the government, it is a payback to Mother Nature herself for the rape,...