| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Q: We lost our dear Gimli to HCM (feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) in February. He was only 7 years old. We miss him so much. We've Googled HCM research and think it's wonderful that research is being done on how to prevent or treat this disease. Can...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:31 AM
For travelers, Great Britain is a work in progress, richly rewarding those who visit with up-to-date information. Here are a few important changes to be aware of for 2014.
London continues to grow and thrive post-Olympics. Free Wi-Fi is everywhere, bus...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:00 AM
We're coming off a year that saw numerous venue disruptions for the Northwest Chicago Film Society, which found itself moving from the Portage Theater to the Patio Theater to the Siskel Film Center in a matter of months.
Surely there's a long-term...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:44 AM
The ranks of the world's most useless institution have increased by one, as spectacularly splashed across the top of The Morning Call's front page on Tuesday and lovingly detailed on page 10.
The fact that nearly every newspaper in America did the...
| Feb 5, 2012
The first Queen Elizabeth was standing under an English oak tree when she learned that she had become queen.
The second Elizabeth was high up in a mgumu tree in Kenya when she became queen, at the moment her father, King George VI, died in his sleep more...
| Dec 24, 2011
Connie Rice was 13 and her father was a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base when the family drove from the high desert to church at First AME in L.A. She saw the city's ghastly gray air and said to herself, "Well, I'll never live here." Not only has...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:44 PM
The conventional wisdom about the Olympics has always been that it turns its viewers into wannabe athletes. Every time the Games roll around, particularly the Summer Games with their relatively easy-to-try-at-home events like track and swimming , we start...
| Jul 25, 2013
Hearing the news Tuesday that the new heir to the British throne was a boy, my first thought was of Lady Mary Crawley, heroine of the post-Edwardian-era soap "Downton Abbey." With no male heir left to inherit her family's estate, it falls on her to...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:34 AM
LONDON – It seems the 2012 Olympic organizers want to punish those ticket-holders actually showing up to watch sports. The background rock music at most venues is so loud it could make anyone stone deaf in minutes.
There was no such noise at the...
| Oct 12, 2013
SATURDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS
|| NASCAR || Sprint Cup: Bank of America 500 || 2, 77:30 ||
|| F1 || Japanese Grand Prix || NBCSN2 a.m. ||
|| MLB || NLCS, Gm. 2: Dodgers@St. Louis || TBS4 ||
|| ALCS, Gm. 1: Detroit@Boston || 45,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:34 PM
We are tomorrow's past, so this Thanksgiving give thanks for 2013, a year the future might study more for amusement than for edification.
HealthCare.gov performed the public service of defeating Barack Obama's ascription of every disagreeable effect...