| Oct 3, 2014
The opening paragraph of "The Glass Cage," Nicholas Carr's cautionary tale of unchecked technology, puts readers in an airplane on final approach as the Federal Aviation Administration issues a 2013 safety alert. Flight automation, declares the untitled...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Stars can be fans of their own shows, for sure. But usually they reserve their true geekery for someone else's show. And that's true of "Scandal's" Kerry Washington too.
While the ABC drama she stars in may have its hordes of obsessed viewers,...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Alejandro Alvarez's eyes widened against the dark underwater void that would become known as the Black Hole on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
His flashlight shined on ancient bones from extinct species, and eventually he would discover the hemisphere's...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Copperhead Grille will add its third location at the site of Parkland Restaurant at 2702 Walbert Ave. in South Whitehall Township sometime next year, according to Michael L. Dontas, who co-owns Copperhead with his cousin, Michael P. Dontas (To avoid...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Veteran mailman Jeffrey L. Shipley turned his apartment into a repository of pilfered postage, authorities say, as he took letters, magazines, Netflix videos and even a Mother's Day card from the homes on his route.
Shipley, who worked at a Postal...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Alexa PenaVega was born in Miami, Fla., on this date in 1988. This birthday gal, formerly Alexa Vega, starred as Carmen Cortez in the "Spy Kids" franchise of movies. Her other film work includes "Mother's Day," "Sleepover" and...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Sonia Nazario, the writer, found Enrique in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in May 2000. She and Don Bartletti, the photographer, spent two weeks with him there and rejoined him at the end of his journey in North Carolina. Then, based on Nazario's extensive...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Wending our way to the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, we cross a creek, meander down a country road, then come to a farm with red barns, split-rail fences and flocks of sheep grazing in the green pastures.
We walk past the cream-colored sheep with...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Shopping for Mother’s Day for moms who like the outdoors and golf is easy when you give them gifts that make them look good and help them have more fun.
Outfit mom with apparel from Puma Golf and she’ll look and feel good from head to toe....
| Jun 25, 2014
For more than two decades, Cecy Rodgers Szuba was the smiling face meeting and greeting members at the Chicago Club, one of the city's oldest business and social clubs.
As program director for the club, which overlooks Grant Park and Buckingham...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:24 AM
Charges have been filed in the shooting death of a Southwest Side mother of three just two days before Mother's Day, police said.
Johnny Reese, 23, of the 11400 block of South Union Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder, murder while in the...