| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Some are outrageously funny. Others deserve a chuckle. And plenty are bad – or good enough, depending on your sense of humor – to elicit a groan of oy vey.
With Congress off for its Passover-Easter recess, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:07 AM
I have been tracking the dance Johns Hopkins nuerosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson has been doing with Fox News since his appearance last month at The National Prayer Breakfast. You can see my concerns about the relationship here.
But Tuesday night, Dr....
| Sep 29, 2012
If you've seen the 2011 comedy "The Big Year" where two birding enthusiasts try to defeat the diehard world record holder in a yearlong bird-spotting competition, you marvel at the passion behind the pastime.
The three birders rush here and there,...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 7:03 PM
You can cook them or freeze them. Poison them, stab them with a screwdriver or smear them on the wall. People have tried all these tactics and more, but bedbugs continue to thrive and spread across the country, experts say.
An entire industry emerged...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 6:08 AM
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Federal investigators and officials from California and Arizona utility companies say that a massive blackout that affected nearly 7 million people last month was not caused by the actions of a single worker doing repairs, as...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:00 PM
A hotel executive recently told me that flying Singapore Airlines is so pleasant, losing a bag became a positive experience. Airline staff apologized profusely, delivered the bag within a few hours and gave him a free flight.
It made him want Singapore...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Lila Downs’ music is a lot like her upbringing: threads of seemingly unrelated cultures woven into an exotic, ever-shifting hybrid. She’s done everything from studying anthropology to dropping out of school to follow the Grateful Dead. She was...
| May 20, 2011
| 11:29 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — The bison were calling to me. Ever since I moved to Minnesota in 2005, I imagined great herds of noble buffalo waiting on some distant plain, munching the tall bluestem and porcupine grass, and when I would wander out among them,...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Kings Island and Cedar Point are the most popular seasonal amusement parks in the U.S., according to a report issued by the Theme Entertainment Association.
Both parks, owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment of Sandusky, Ohio, saw a slight rise in...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 12:05 PM
First, a little question: Does anybody hedge their bets the way a weather forecaster does? Predictions for this winter call for another La Niña, the same cocktail of conditions that delivered last season's epic snowfall.
Sure to be a happy hour...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Best in Chicago. Best in North America. Closing in on best in the world.
Grant Achatz is rapidly running out of titles to secure.
Alinea was named the No. 6 restaurant in the world by London-based Restaurant magazine in its annual ranking of the top...