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  • Henrietta Lacks honored in 15th annual Turners Station celebration

    Henrietta Lacks honored in 15th annual Turners Station celebration
    Long before the best-selling book about Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells was written, Turners Station neighbors gathered to honor her legacy, a tradition that continued Saturday. Lacks' great-granddaughters, born about half a century after her...
  • The new school (health) rules

    The new school (health) rules
    Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions. While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...
  • Cardinal's 2nd cancer diagnosis raises new questions over Catholic leader's future

    Cardinal's 2nd cancer diagnosis raises new questions over Catholic leader's future
    When Cardinal Francis George offered his mandatory resignation letter in January, he gave every indication he intended to continue to lead the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and its more than two 2 million faithful for years to come. Friday’...
  • August A. Giraldi, D.D.S. July 18, 1911 ¿ Sept. 25, 2012

    August A. Giraldi, a longtime resident of La Canada-Flintridge, passed away peacefully at the age of 101. He led a wonderful life of accomplishment and generosity. He was known and loved for his positive attitude and his willingness to pass on his...
  • Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile

    Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile
    In northwest Indiana, where I have raised vegetables for 20-odd years, mosquitoes flourish when rain fills the swamp pools in the backwaters of the Kankakee River. In August 2004, those pools spawned a particularly righteous throng. One afternoon, they...
  • Q&A: William H. Macy of 'The Sessions'

    Q&A: William H. Macy of 'The Sessions'
    When “The Sessions” co-star William H. Macy came to Chicago in the early 1970s, he briefly worked as a waiter at former Lincoln Park bar Le Pub. He made more money, he says, as a carpenter. “[I would] build shelves and things like...
  • 'The Sessions' review: Decent Oscar bait--not more, not less

    'The Sessions' review: Decent Oscar bait--not more, not less
    **1/2 (out of four) For better and for worse, “The Sessions” has “crowd-pleaser” written all over it. The dramedy, which won the audience award and a special jury prize for ensemble acting at Sundance this year, engineers a small...
  • 'The Sessions' tells tale of the virgin's diary ★★★ 1/2

    'The Sessions' tells tale of the virgin's diary ★★★ 1/2
    In 1990 the writer Mark O'Brien contributed an article for the literary magazine The Sun called "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate." A survivor of childhood polio, the substantially disabled O'Brien spent much of his sleeping and waking hours confined to an...
  • Interview: 'The Sessions' actor William H. Macy admits he wasn't always easy to work with

    Interview: 'The Sessions' actor William H. Macy admits he wasn't always easy to work with
    There are plenty of actors in Hollywood who are notoriously difficult to work with on set, but William H. Macy has never appeared to be one of them — or so it seemed. The “Fargo” and “Seabiscuit” actor, nicknamed “Howdy...
  • H. Berton McCauley, dentist

    H. Berton McCauley, dentist
    Dr. H. Berton McCauley, former chief of the dental division of the Baltimore Health Department, who led the controversial battle that resulted in the city's water supply being fluoridated nearly 60 years ago, died Oct. 23 of prostate cancer at his...
  • Reel Critics: 'Cloud Atlas' stretches through time

    Reel Critics: 'Cloud Atlas' stretches through time
    "Cloud Atlas" is a magnificent patchwork quilt of a movie. It crosses several film genres sprawling across many centuries of time and space. It boggles your mind with dazzling visuals. It features heart-pounding action with sometimes graphic violence....