| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:22 AM
This story by William Mullen orginally ran in the Aug. 17, 1986, Tribune Sunday Magazine.
At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13, three men left the entrance to Navy Pier and began moving west along Grand Avenue. The three were old soldiers, the point men...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:27 PM
2 cups white whole wheat flour
¼ cup old-fashioned oats, dry
1/3 cup sugar
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, diced
½ cup whole milk + extra for glazing
1 teaspoon orange juice
| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:05 AM
As I type this item Thursday morning, the first ever Trump Bridge to Bridge farmers market is setting up on the Riverwalk along Trump International Hotel and Tower (401 N. Wabash Ave.).
But don't panic. You have all day to check it out as Bridge to...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 6:53 PM
WESTMINSTER — Supporters of Costa Mesa mayor and Republican state assembly candidate Allan Mansoor and his opponent, Phu Nguyen, clashed in Little Saigon in Westminster on Saturday as both camps vie for the Vietnamese vote in the 68th district....
| Nov 8, 2010
| 7:58 PM
COSTA MESA — For a Vietnamese refugee with a rags-to-riches story, Phu Nguyen thought discussions of ethnicity and immigration would be on his side.
He underestimated the power of the political message.
In the safely Republican 68th Assembly...
| Nov 25, 2010
The easy, and perfectly appropriate, gift for guests to tote to any party is a bottle of wine.
But stop and picture any party. Those wine bottles, while appreciated, just get lined up on the counter with all the other bottles. With a little thought,...
| Mar 6, 2011
As I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...
| Feb 16, 2012
989 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, (860) 953-1122
What’s it called -- in business-speak -- when you open up a new small enterprise right next to the establishment that’s likely to be your biggest competitor? You have to admire...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:12 PM
For those of us who loved the unique and impossibly light Taiwanese snow ice served at Cloud 9 in Lakeview, the closing of the little shop was a big disappointment.
That's why we were so pleased to see snow ice on offer at the new store opening at the...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 1:59 PM
In the course of representing her hometown, the next Miss Fountain Valley may get her hands dirty. Or at least her shoes.
That's what Keeli Scott Lisack, the executive director of the city's first scholarship pageant in 21 years, remembers about her...
| Mar 24, 2012
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — By the time my plane landed here, my travel companion, Vung Nguyen, 22 years my junior and a Vietnamese native, was already waiting for me at the hotel pool with her 5-year-old niece. They had brought me a gift from the...