| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:28 PM
A performer who has played Allentown Fair three times – selling out one and coming close two other times – will return as a headliner this summer, the fair just announced. Comic ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, the Allentown Fair's only sell-out.......
| Apr 9, 2013
If you were a girl in the 1950s, Annette Funicello was the ideal of feminine goodness, your fantasy best friend forever. If you were a boy, she was your dream date, demure, doe-eyed and just different enough to set hearts pounding.
The most adored of...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:41 AM
We were on our way to dine at a restaurant in the Quail Hill Shopping Center in Irvine, but when we arrived, we discovered it was packed, so we wandered around the center and came across a sweet little Thai place called Thai Bamboo Bistro.
| Mar 17, 2013
Calling someone a "perfect homicide victim" sounds terribly callous. But it explains the political/media liturgy that we all know so well.
By a perfect victim, I mean one who is innocent, photogenic and never arrested, with a bright future.
| Feb 28, 2013
P.S. Bangkok is one of those Thai restaurants that was around when not many Thai restaurants were, and even back then, it stood out as exotic.
The place opened in 1983 on what was a not-so-bustling stretch of Clark Street south of Wrigley Field (doors...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly contribute a guest post. The latest post from Sierra George, dietetic intern, is printed here.
Despite its name, the coconut is a fruit from the coconut palm. Tropical cultures have...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Daylight saving time begins Sunday. Let's make sure the clocks and start times on those automatic coffee makers are adjusted or weekend brunch could suffer from a false start. In the meantime, let's dish:
Another spotlight on Central Florida. "Kimberly'...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Several officials at the now-defunct Peanut Corp. of America knew their products may have harbored salmonella bacteria, but they covered up the evidence and sold the food anyway, alleged a 76-count federal indictment unsealed this week.
| Feb 11, 2013
The rules for 7-year-old Riley Krieger's Valentine's Day party recently arrived from school: Bring one valentine addressed to each child on the list attached. Make a heart-covered shoe box on your own time or just bring a bag. Any treats for the class...
| Feb 17, 2013
Dear Amy: I work for a law firm. A couple of years ago, it came to light that one of the partners was having an affair with a firm lawyer. Both are married, and he is her supervisor.
This situation has caused no end of problems in our office as this...
| Mar 28, 2013
The other day at lunch, two Chicago police detectives, Bill Sullivan and Michele Moore-Grose, were talking with me about the murder cases they've been working and the young people shot dead.
They brought up a movie to explain what they see in Chicago....