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  • Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design

    Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design
    A young Windsor furniture maker's "fateful liaison" with an unmarried woman in June 1766 helped pave the way for the Connecticut Valley's golden age of furniture production. Eliphalet Chapin's wayward ways with a neighboring damsel named Hannah Bartlett...
  • Sara Fritz dies at 68; former Times journalist

    Sara Fritz dies at 68; former Times journalist
    Sara Fritz, an award-winning journalist who covered politics on Capitol Hill for more than three decades, including 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. She was 68. Fritz developed a lung infection after successful hip...
  • What Edward Snowden started

    Edward Snowden should be proud. Until this week, the National Security Agency could argue that its massive effort to collect every American's telephone records had been approved, at least tacitly, by all three branches of government. The president was...
  • Local Voices North: Jan. 30 edition

    Local Voices North: Jan. 30 edition
    Letters to the editor from Palatine, Glenview, Hoffman Estates, Skokie, Park Ridge, Northbrook and Arlington Heights. Winter walking As a life-long walker at age 77, it's a struggle in this kind of weather to get to the library, stores, etc., in...
  • Greg Schwem: White House tweets that never were

    There is apparently a new cabinet position at the White House, one created and filled in secret, but whose occupant is starting to make his or her presence known. Of course, I'm talking about the Secretary of Twitter. Does anyone seriously believe...
  • Tale of Two Governors, coming soon to a theater near you

    The Coen brothers were struggling to come up with a treatment (Hollywood talk for the outline of a planned production) on their next weird movie. "How are we ever going to top 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' or 'Miller's Crossing' when it comes to...
  • Another Clinton presidential campaign?

    Another Clinton presidential campaign?
    So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president? In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of State acknowledged that she's wrestling with the idea but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are" before...
  • Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all

    Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all
    As school book fairs and children's library browsers can attest, there is no shortage of biographies aiming to educate young readers about the lives of historical figures, from George Washington to Jackie Robinson, Annie Oakley to Anne Frank, Helen Keller...
  • JFK, a presidency on a pedestal

    Fifty years after the death of John F. Kennedy, there's no mystery about why his brief presidency remains an object of fascination: It was glamorous, photogenic, and cut short by an assassination that still seems an insoluble puzzle. Compared to the full-...
  • NBC hires Chelsea Clinton for her name, not experience

    Ask me to name a journalist I admire and I won't pause to answer: Ann Curry. I watch her most every morning as a co-anchor on NBC's "Today." She inspires trust, an essential ingredient in the news biz. She knows what she's doing, and she's worked her...
  • Why Obama should pardon Snowden

    Why Obama should pardon Snowden
    Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey weighed in last week on the subject of Edward Snowden. Asked about calls of clemency for the former National Security Agency contractor, Woolsey insisted that Snowden should be "hanged by the neck until he is dead."...