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  • Glitz and green

    Glitz and green
    When Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel close up their shop — Chicago's "refined general store," Space 519 — for the night, they head home to a little slice of green suburban life — right in the city. Their commute carries them northwest to Ravenswood Manor, a pocket of the city where they decided to put down roots because, Lawson says, it brings the appeal of the North Shore closer to the city. "We're surrounded by trees, a real yard, a river and wildlife — even though we're just a half-hour drive from work," says Lawson.
  • Lehigh South Side Boosters salute three local products at their annual spring banquet

    The South Side Boosters support all Lehigh University athletes. It doesn't matter if they're from Scottsdale, Ariz., like Patriot League men's basketball rookie of the year Tim Kempton, or from Charlottesville, Va., like football standout Tyler Ward....

    'Cher: Strong Enough' -- New book tells of her fabulous, but ill-fated, TV series

    "I KNOW there's a huge Cher black market out there. But that's just the way it is. There's a black market for just about everyone in show business -- the difference with Cher is that there is so much more to sell illegally! It's a testament to the...

    Nostalgia? Is it good for you or bad for you?

    "A writer is someone on whom nothing is lost." -- Henry James My good friend Ralph Graves departed this earth recently and I made mention of it. But then I found a divine photograph of the two of us whooping it up, back in 2001, over the days when we...

    Designer Ottavio Missoni is laid to rest in Italy

    Designer Ottavio Missoni is laid to rest in Italy
    Ottavio Missoni, who died last week at age 92, was laid to rest on Monday after a funeral service in Gallarate, Italy. “Fashion passes but style remains. We are here to take lessons in style from a man of style,” said the minister  Don...