| Apr 29, 2013
It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Quiz time. Which of the following groups is regulated by Florida law and has mandatory licensing and training requirements?
Tourists who flock to our beaches, and sometimes soar...
| Jul 25, 2013
This column is dedicated to all those fools who believe the United States should lift sanctions on Cuba to improve relations with the island's Communist regime.
It was a "coincidence" that on the days that the United States and Cuba were scheduled to...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:05 AM
For Chicago jazz lovers, the best part of summer starts Thursday.
That's when the ninth annual Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series launches at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. For six consecutive Thursday evenings, some of Chicago's most...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:06 PM
It's a safe bet that for many youngsters a career in the maritime industry isn't one that immediately leaps to mind. Capt. Mark Stevenson wants to change that — particularly among black students.
Stevenson is the president of the International...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:30 AM
President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world.
Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the...
| Jan 12, 2012
Playing a reformed cargo smuggler sucked back into the game, Mark Wahlberg is the star of "Contraband," a fairly entertaining remake of the 2008 Icelandic thriller "Reykjavik-Rotterdam." And a reliable star he is. Audiences develop relationships with...
| Jul 23, 2011
Think about it, fellas. How many times are you stopped on the street by a complete stranger who tells you you're looking great.
Never, you say?
Put on a distinctive hat this summer and I guarantee you'll acquire an instant fashion fan club.
| Dec 15, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Here's what I'm thinking: We get La Famille DeBeaufre to establish a second bakery in Sparrows Point and ship their beloved Berger Cookies all over the world — to China, India, Brazil, Mexico and other nations with rising economies.
And maybe we...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 11:25 PM
Van Halen was pretty much all business Friday at the sold-out United Center, and that’s saying something when that eternal hedonist, David Lee Roth, is involved.
The ’70s metal giants are back with three-quarters of their original lineup,...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Behind Charlevoix Area Hospital is the large stone house designed by Earl Young in his inimitable mushroom style. It is considered one of the best examples of his work. There is a tall, carved statue of a blue heron in the window. Up and down this...