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  • In 'Bone Clocks,' David Mitchell ties his universes together

    We enter David Mitchell's new novel, "The Bone Clocks," through a conventional door: Holly Sykes, a mouthy British teenager in 1984, is sleeping with an older guy and spending time with a bad-news best friend. After a fight she decides to take off, a short runaway jag, the kind designed to teach her concerned family a lesson. "Six days should do it…" she thinks, "Six days'll show Mam I can look after myself in the big bad world."
  • Labor Day Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

    EAT National Sandwich Month Belly Shack 1912 N. Western Ave. 773-252-1414 Celebrate the last weekend of National Sandwich Month with—what else?—a tasty sandwich. Bill Kim cooks up an Asian pork meatball sandwich, a twist on a classic...

    Fallen World War II soldier finally heads home

    Fallen World War II soldier finally heads home
    The final chapter of a 70-year-old mystery surrounding a soldier who went missing in action during World War II is coming to a close. DNA testing recently identified a battered set of dog tags and remains found buried on the Pacific island of Saipan last...

    Scientists stake out wolves to see whether their yawns are contagious

    Scientists stake out wolves to see whether their yawns are contagious
    People do it. So do chimpanzees, bonobos and baboons. Even dogs do it: They yawn when someone near them yawns. But why? Scientists believe it’s a sign that these animals are capable of feeling empathy – and a new study of wolves suggests it&...

    'Guardians of the Galaxy' Hits $500 Million at Worldwide Box Office

    Marvel-Disney's "Guardians of the Galaxy" has crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office. The film has taken in $255.2 million domestically as of Monday after winning the box office last weekend. It should soon surpass Marvel-Disney's...