| Nov 11, 2013
Can people please stop telling us how stuffed they are? It’s a revolting image.... Judith Martin, Miss Manners, telling us how to behave at Thanksgiving....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:57 AM
DEAR AMY: My neighbor has two sons who are the same age as my son. They used to play together.
Recently, these neighbor boys and another pair of boys from the neighborhood decided that my son was hanging around too much.
Their moms have given them...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 10:47 AM
| Feb 14, 2011
| 11:30 AM
By Carolyn Crimi, illustrated by David Roberts
HarperCollins, $16.99, ages 5-8
This picture book will work best for 5- and 6-year-olds when read aloud, preferably by an adult who will act out the different voices and tones from this feline...
| Feb 23, 2011
Chris Kimball is a busy man.
Since 2001 he has hosted "America's Test Kitchen" on PBS while holding down his editorial duties with Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines. If that sounds like a couple of full-time jobs, it is.
So where on...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:53 AM
It's time to hang up the whisks. After 40 years in the newspaper business — 34 of them with the Chicago Tribune as a food writer and editor — I will be retiring April 1. It has been a 40-year feast, to say the least.
In 1973, when I started...
| May 27, 2011
| 3:50 AM
Verbal clashes inside, fistfights outside, and toasts to the legendary saloon keeper marked the closing night at Elaine's. The landmark upper Eastside saloon closed its doors for the last time early Thursday morning.
Hundreds of longtime regulars...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:43 PM
Several weeks ago, I wrote about Machelle Murray, a local mom who is struggling to find answers about her insurance coverage as she battles cancer. The column prompted an outpouring of advice, support and even money for Murray.
It also brought several...
| Apr 9, 2012
About 1 in 6 workers has elder care responsibilities of some kind, and given longer life expectancies, that share is likely to grow.
Workplaces have spent a lot more effort responding to employees' child care rather than elder care needs, but...
| Apr 12, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Few understand Sartre’s “Hell is other people” line like kids who find themselves on the wrong end of bullies’ aggression. I know what it’s like. You know what it’s like. If you went to junior high,...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:07 PM
In reviewing "Savage U," MTV's sex advice show featuring Dan Savage, I predicted that it was going to be a culture-wars lightning rod at some point. The show debuted with an episode set at the University of Maryland April 3.
Well, it didn't take long....