| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:20 AM
If you also happened to be stuck behind the world’s most infuriating stretch-limo driver on the 395 exit to Biscayne before the Miley Cyrus show in Miami Saturday night, it was hard not to be enchanted by the nearby sight of the Adrienne Arsht...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
President Obama, in the latest unconventional appearance to promote signups for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, defended his interview with Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns" host Zach Galifianakis as in keeping with presidential...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
There is a contingent in the U.S. media that will take umbrage over every non-serious thing President Obama does. And before the next president is sworn in, maybe it's time to realize just how intensely silly that is.
The latest example, as detailed by...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Windblown and happy-go-lucky as any two guys you're likely to meet, Chris Vallillo and Bucky Halker are folk singers.
Now, pause for a moment and consider the phrase "folk singer."
What images comes to mind? For many they'll come from boozy nights...
| Mar 24, 2014
Even in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at 5 a.m., while waiting to be seen after a fall, my 92-year-old dad knew a straight line when he heard one.
"Are you comfortable?" a nurse asked, propping him up with a pillow.
"I make a...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Much fuss has been made about the sexually-charged content of Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour, but the pop star is thoughtful enough to include a parental advisory label among the show’s visual diversions.
Of course, that warning came too late for...
| Mar 7, 2014
Re "Waiting for 'Years,'" March 4
When a significant segment of the American experience can be artfully portrayed as slavery was in "12 Years a Slave," perhaps we have matured enough to embrace other significant parts of our history.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:18 PM
It might have escaped your notice that a heckler interrupted oral arguments at the Supreme Court the other day. He wasn't the first protester to sneak inside, and he won't be the last. The main reason anybody paid attention and not many did was that his...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Construction will begin this spring at Glen Ellyn School District 41 elementary schools as board members this week voted 6-1 in favor of moving forward on a plan to build additional classrooms at each school in an effort to get rid of half of their...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Orland Park Public Library trustees are re-voting on all actions taken at a February meeting where board members decided to uphold the library's controversial computer policy after several patrons accused library officials of violating the Open Meetings...