| Nov 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Journalist and gay activist Dan Savage often writes about the urban archipelago -- the American cities that are comfortable, safe islands for gays and lesbians set amid a vast sea of countryside where being openly homosexual remains a chancy, even...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:36 AM
Welcome to spring! It’ll still be cold for two more months, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about putting our ski masks away and of summer hookups to come. With a new season comes a new quick ‘n’ dirty column, advice for...
| Feb 15, 2013
You know an interesting evening is brewing when it starts in Billy Corgan's Highland Park tea shop, with the rock singer/businessman holding forth with a hopeful conversation about bringing new cultural offerings to the north suburbs.
| Nov 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
DEAR READERS: I'm writing this week's column in a drug-induced coma. Well, not quite a coma, but close. I was fighting a cold for two weeks, and the cold won: It morphed into an insanely painful sinus infection — you know it's bad when your doctor...
| 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
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:45 PM
With our busy lifestyles, we all need to be multitasking geniuses. Because while our 9-to-5 takes up a good portion of our week, the truth is we often have a lot of things going on outside of work that need our attention, too.
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:19 PM
The Doctor is in...again.
Barrington Stage will bring back its world premiere summer hit, “Dr. Ruth, All the Way” Sept. 19 to Oct. 7.
The one person show based on the life and careers of Dr. Ruth Westheimer stars Debra Jo Rupp (TV’...
| Jul 30, 2012
Dear Amy: I cannot deal with my monster-in-law. She's bossy, antagonistic, and gossips about my personal business far too much. As much as I try to care about her, my dislike for her has been surfacing more and more.
I went on antidepressants as I was...
| Aug 4, 2012
Dear Amy: I have been dating my girlfriend for three years, and I really love her. We get along in all aspects of our relationship. Our relationship stills feels fresh. I do think she is beautiful, too, but in the last year or so she has started to gain...
| 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...