| Sep 19, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Two Swedish women have received new wombs donated by their mothers in the first mother-to-daughter uterine transplants, officials said.
The first woman had her uterus removed years ago because of surgery for cervical cancer, according to the University...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 6:05 AM
Chris Medina is big in Europe. More specifically, Scandinavia.
The Oak Forest resident had all of the U.S. pulling for him on “American Idol” last year after learning of his loyalty to fiancee Juliana Ramos, who was in a car accident and...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:12 PM
According to James Cagney's portrayal of George M. Cohan, the premier entertainer in all of American history, it took only 45 minutes by train to get from New York City's Broadway to New Rochelle, N.Y., in posh Westchester County.
Shortly after the movie...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Here's a tasty legacy from the visit I shared with some of my Swedish cousins a few weeks ago: Gevalia!
It's a brand of coffee in Sweden, and it's good to the last drop.
I had it when I was in Sweden two years ago and sort of forgot about it because I...
| Aug 9, 2012
Just when the chef memoir had started tasting a little overly familiar — the long struggles to cook their food their way, the breakthrough review, the stove burns, the final 60 pages where nothing much happens but happiness and prosperity —...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 10:10 PM
It has been fun gathering favorite sayings and quotes from people. Some had them on the tips of their tongues, others had to ponder a bit.
“Freedom is not free,” is the favorite quote of Suzanne, widow of a soldier who died in Vietnam, and...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:47 PM
When Phylicia Rashad was cast as a replacement Violet Weston in Anna D. Shapiro's Broadway production of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County," the Broadway gossip boards were abuzz with the notion of casting an African-American actress, best known for...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously remarked that, "The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Two significant things have changed in Oklahoma's Sac and Fox Indian Nation since the world's greatest athlete died six decades ago.
One change is called the Shawnee Casino and the other change is called the Stroud Casino. They are just 25 miles apart...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- We live in a post-industrial age, defined more by Google than by General Motors. The term "post-industrial society" was first popularized by the sociologist Daniel Bell (1919-2011) in a 1973 book, and the change has generally been a boon....
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:22 AM
When it comes to Swedish bands that have big hits with their first singles, the prospects of longevity historically haven’t been strong. Icona Pop are Caroline Hjelt, left, and Aino Jawo Take, for example, Sweden’s Ace of Base with “All....