| Feb 4, 2012
Capable ensembles of early-career actors aren't uncommon in Chicago's huge, non-Equity theater scene — increasingly the preferred theatrical destination for the well-trained and only just out of school.
These days, open-minded, risk-inclined...
| Feb 11, 2012
Jeffrey Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal reporter with a flair for inspirational stories who produced three nonfiction bestsellers, beginning with the 2008 book "The Last Lecture" about life lessons from a dying man, was killed in a car crash Friday. He...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Author Jeffrey Zaslow, a former Orlando Sentinel journalist, was killed in a car accident Friday morning, Detroit's WJBK-TV has reported. Zaslow's wife, Sherry Margolis, is a newswoman at the station.
Zaslow was the co-author, with Randy Pausch, of the...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 7:36 PM
Author Jeffrey Zaslow, who was scheduled to be among the authors at the Broward Public Library Foundation’s Literary Feast fundraising event March 2-5, was killed in a car accident Friday morning in Detroit. He was 53.
Zaslow, a former Orlando...
| Feb 16, 2012
Recently some readers complained about my characterization of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum as a "weird, pious wackadoo," charging bias against religious conservatives. Obviously they didn't realize that when it comes to mockery, I'm...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Preteens are famous for being fashionistas and for shopping up a storm. Children’s buying power is calculated to be $1 trillion.
Boys and girls are not setting records, however, for their achievements in math and science. In the most recent...
| Mar 4, 2012
Not long after this column launched, I declared myself America's most beloved workplace-advice columnist. While that wasn't based on anything concrete — like facts — it has yet to be disputed, so I assume it's true.
That makes me somewhat...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:20 AM
The North St. John's Blue Marlins swim team and Forest Hill Frogs ended the 2011 swim season with enthusiasm at a July 23 home meet for North St. John's as the Blue Marlins came away with a 300-188 victory.
Jonathon Arbaugh, Deanna Parsons, Andrew Coe...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 11:37 AM
Sex columnist Dan Savage has ruined GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's last name on Google. And now, he says, he might target the former senator's first name.
This internet war began in 2003, when Santorum compared gay sex to beastiality, and,...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 10:00 PM
You've seen "Antiques Roadshow" on public television … now welcome to "Antiques Homeshow," where this columnist tries to persuade himself that the dust-covered junk cluttering his house has some actual value!
Item No. 1: A vintage Coleman camp...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:30 PM
In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...