| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When it premiered on September 23, 1994, "The Shawshank Redemption" barely registered at the box office. The prison drama opened at No. 9, below the odious sex comedy "Exit to Eden" and just above Robert Redford's "Quiz Show," already in its fifth week....
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:24 AM
Creating a beautiful garden isn't a matter of luck. The winners of this year's Baltimore Sun garden contest prove it takes knowledge, artistry — and a strong back.
These gardeners hoisted paving stones, moved heavy pots and cut logs from fallen...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:18 AM
On Father's Day, I picked a fight with my dad.
The argument was about homemade ice cream, and the fact that for all the rosy memories of us gathered around my father's grinding monstrosity of an ice cream machine, waiting for that first taste, the ice...
| Jul 21, 2014
Nearly every day in the last years of his life, Casimir Paugys drove to Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve in River Forest, sat in his car, read the paper and enjoyed the placid pond and nature center there.
He often remarked on his visits when talking to...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's time to celebrate Prince George's birthday!
The third in line to the British throne, born July 22, 2013, is being feted with much fanfare and with what royal watchers want most: more pictures of the adorable little prince.
The royals obliged by...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:06 PM
On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If dad is into golf or the outdoors, it will be easy to make sure he has a happy Father’s Day with gifts he’ll cherish.
Socks might seem like a trite gift, but Kentwool golf socks (kentwoolsocks.com) will make dad’s day. They are...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The 14-year-old girl charged with the fatal shooting of another teenage girl in a feud over a boy quietly asked a Cook County judge during a hearing Friday if he had received the Father’s Day letter she sent him.
The girl, who the Tribune is not...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
With a few exceptions over the last 2,000 years or so, humans have been in general agreement that they did not want to become their parents. But I'm on the brink of having it happen to me, whether I like it or not.
It's hard to identify a single event...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:25 PM
If it's true that life is how you perceive it, then death should not really have so much sting.
But in truth, the death of a loved one can shatter a home, break hearts and dramatically change lives.
So just how does one overcome death of a loved one,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:32 PM
A federal jury decided unanimously Tuesday that the BART police officer who killed Oscar Grant III in 2009 owed no compensation to Grant’s father, who was in prison during his son's life.
Oscar Grant II filed the civil rights lawsuit and sought...