| Mar 24, 2010
Louisiana blues singer
Marva Wright, 62, who sang traditional jazz and gospel but was better known for sultry, sometimes bawdy blues songs, died Tuesday in New Orleans of complications from two strokes she suffered last year, said Adam...
| May 16, 2010
I admit it: I fall in love easily. First, it was with a 268-pound guy. Despite his youth, he was gray and wrinkled. But there were others as the day wore on. One had a face like a horse. Another was nice-enough looking, but that neck — oh, heavens,...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 2:47 AM
Sign up to win the Fox Rocks Lunchbox! K-Mack announces a new winner every Monday and Thursday at 10am drawn from all entries. We visit the winner at work and deliver the coveted FOX ROCKS LUNCH BOX, filled with great prizes every Tuesday and Friday...
| May 8, 2011
| 6:05 AM
Kwame Kwei-Armah has a way of pulling others into his gravitational field, whirling them around and then depositing them in a place at some distance from where they started out.
People leave an encounter with Center Stage's incoming artistic director...
| Aug 14, 2010
| 6:18 PM
The logo on the Bren Events Center court reads 'Eater Nation. But first-year UC Irvine men's basketball coach Russ Turner believes that to achieve the kind of success he envisions, the Anteaters will need to utilize players beyond American borders....
| Feb 27, 2011
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 1:51 AM
Testimony is scheduled to begin today in the trial of Demetrius Warren, accused in the slaying of Amadou Cisse, a Sengalese graduate student at the University of Chicago who was fatally shot in the early morning hours of Nov. 17, 2008, when he was walking...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:59 PM
A Cook County jury late Monday convicted a man in the slaying of a University of Chicago doctoral student in a botched robbery nearly four years ago.
Demetrius Warren, 21, was found guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery and aggravated discharge of...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:50 PM
A Cook County judge today sentenced a man to 120 years in prison in the slaying of a University of Chicago doctoral student from Africa during a botched robbery four years ago.
Prosecutors said Demetrius Warren, 21, fatally shot Amadou Cisse in November...
| Mar 14, 2007
A landmark shift in trafficking routes has transformed West Africa into a hub for cocaine smuggled from South America to a booming European market, anti-drug officials on three continents say.
Traffickers have established a haven and transit area along...
| Dec 3, 2008
"Yolele! Recipes From the Heart of Senegal," the recently published debut cookbook from Brooklyn chef and restaurateur Pierre Thiam, is a vibrant and compelling collection, and a terrific introduction to a less familiar cuisine.
Beautifully shot by...