| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Thanks, ABC and Jenny McCarthy, for making it more likely that today's coddled children will get a taste of the character-building hardship our grandparents endured. Kids these days, they've had it so easy for so long, but they may finally get a dose of...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"The White Queen," a co-production of the BBC and Starz, debuted in Britain this summer to mostly scathing reviews. Critics objected especially to a few glaring anachronisms — no zippers in the 15th century, nor tourist-friendly castle handrails...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The protagonist of J.M. Sidorova's ambitious first novel, "The Age of Ice," is conceived in extremity during the reign of the cruel and impulsive Russian Empress Ionaovna. Captivated by the antics of her court fool, a humpbacked woman, the Empress...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Up close, Luke Jerram's new piece appears out of focus.
The U.K.-based artist created a three-dimensional pixilated portrait of his daughter using an Xbox Kinect, aluminum sheets and more than 5,000 colored stickers.
From a distance "Maya," which...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Mallory Caise, who is 28, hip, wide-eyed and unfailingly polite, pushed her way through the thicket of librarians. She wore a black polka-dot dress and clutched a pile of folders to her chest. She moved slowly, knocking into people, apologizing every...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The pessimist might be tempted to look at mankind's most turbulent history since history began and be discouraged about the future. Many evils have been perpetrated by humans, including wars, genocide and massacres. Despite the sometimes tragic nature...
| Feb 1, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Leaders of a House committee probing BioWatch, the nation's troubled system for detecting biological attacks, complained Thursday that administration officials had blocked them from seeing documents held by two senior federal scientists...
| Dec 22, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Year after year, health officials meeting at invitation-only government conferences leveled with one another about BioWatch, the nation's system for detecting deadly pathogens that might be unleashed into the air by terrorists.
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
I'm writing in resonse to Kenneth VanAntwerp M.D. commentary on Oct. 31 about Gardasil.
The Gardasil supposedly protects you from only four different strains of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) when there are more than 100 different strains of HPV. Fifty-...
| Feb 3, 2013
On New Year's Day 1863, Quinn Chapel, a black church in Chicago, hosted a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. According to the Tribune's account, after Scripture was read and the choir sang, J. Stanley recited a poem he'd written for the...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Although no battles were fought in Laurel during the Civil War, the city's railroad was a strategic resource for the Union Army, numerous units of Union soldiers were stationed here and the military's presence added a different element to the city's...