| Oct 31, 2013
How did David defeat Goliath? According to the Bible, it was because God was on his side. But according to Malcolm Gladwell, it was largely because Goliath had a disorder known as acromegaly, a tumor on the pituitary gland.
This disorder, identified...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Following a police inquiry, a $250-per-person marijuana seminar run under an opaque name saw a recent Burbank program canceled, resulting in a last-minute move from the Holiday Inn to Universal City, something its organizer decried as “un-American.&...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON --When an attorney for Jesse Jackson Jr. announced a day prematurely that the former congressman had entered prison, she heralded the dignitaries who were poised to visit him, including pastor Rick Warren, the Rev. Louis Farrakhan and two...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Former U.S. .Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the scion of the prominent civil rights family and one-time rising political star in Chicago, reported to federal prison Tuesday to begin serving a 30-month sentence for looting his campaign fund.
“He is in our...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:59 PM
WASHINGTON — A case filled with strange twists and turns took a detour into confusion Monday night when a spokeswoman linked to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. announced that the ex-congressman had reported to federal prison but prison officials...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
British actress Vivien Leigh had that undefinable star quality. For 30 years, the exquisitely beautiful Leigh captivated film and theater audiences with her well-crafted, magnetic performances.
In fact, Leigh won lead actress Oscars for creating two...
| Sep 21, 2013
A mentally ill woman who stabbed her infant daughter 10 times in the face with a pair of scissors before boarding a crowded CTA bus and stabbing a woman and her young daughter was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday.
Nancy Laroche, 34, who was...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Take a moment to evaluate your emotional state this week at the Pocono Medical Center. The hospital will conduct free and confidential depression screenings Wednesday through Friday. The initiative, recognizing National Depression Screening Day includes a...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:09 AM
A Florida woman stood in front of a packed courtroom in Clearwater and recounted the horrific night last year when her ex-boyfriend stabbed her 32 times and left her for dead.
Then, she forgave him.
What a saint.
The attack on Melissa Dohme began...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Editor's note: This article ran in the July 10, 2013, edition of the Chicago Tribune. . Three years after an Irish exchange student and her friend were beaten unconscious and robbed under a Bucktown viaduct, the woman who acted as the getaway driver has...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Slow Burn Theatre’s production of “Next To Normal” is next to perfection.
And what keeps the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical from hitting it on the spot is hardly the fault of this staging, which is shaped with sophistication and wit by...