| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:53 AM
With its leafless landscape and almost eerie yellow and pink light, the Eastern Shore in winter is wonderfully different from its warm-weather self. This time of year, it is stripped down to its essence — quiet and spare. Summer, with its crowds and...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 9:46 PM
The state of Washington on Wednesday appealed a federal judge’s decision that pharmacists and pharmacies in the state can deny the sale of the morning-after pill, also known as Plan B, because of religious objections.
Legal Voice and Planned...
| Jul 18, 2012
Their parents joke that they spend so much time on their smartphones and computers, older teenagers are surgically attached to them. But spending a lot of time online does not necessarily mean they have the Internet search skills to find accurate...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 11:45 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Members of the anti-abortion "personhood" movement, dealt a sound defeat by voters in conservative Mississippi last week, are vowing to push on with their state-by-state campaign to have life declared as beginning at conception....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 10:26 AM
Prior to 2008, many baby boomers assumed they were set for retirement. They would fund those golden years by tapping into their homes if they hadn't saved enough in their 401(k) plans.
But home equity no longer looks like a safe Plan B for a fast-growing...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 5:09 PM
There are wounds that mark the body and wounds that mark the psyche. Often, but not always, they do both.
In her first two books—the Edgar-nominated "Sharp Objects" and New York Times best-selling "Dark Places"—Chicago novelist Gillian...
| Aug 19, 2012
There's been a lot of beard news to comb through this summer: Egypt elected Mohammed Morsi, its first bearded president. In Ohio, the big news is a series of beard- and hair-cutting attacks by Amish people against fellow Amish. Meanwhile, entertainment...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Maryland-based jockey Mario Pino says he once heard that the great race rider Laffit Pincay would wear his underwear inside out. For luck.
Ramon Dominguez, Eclipse Award-winning jockey the last two years, likes to have Perrier water and animal crackers...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 7:55 PM
“Loyalties Will Be Broken”
…just like they’ve been broken every single season since Sue called Kelly a snake.
We begin the final episode of "Survivor: South Pacific," and I still don’t know whom I’m rooting for. Y&...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 12:51 PM
President Barack Obama this week pulled Chicago out of hosting the G-8 summit, cutting organizer Lori Healey's job in half.
Expect Healey, in a Thursday interview at our taping of Chicago Live!, to try to put the best face possible on a decision that has...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Going into "An Evening with Kevin Smith," it was difficult to imagine Smith answering audience questions as a Chicago Theatre show and one of the centerpieces of this year's TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival.
Watching the 41-year-old...