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  • What happened to the Star-Spangled Banner's missing star?

    Decades of careful restoration and study have revealed a lot about the flag that flew over Fort McHenry after its defenders fought off a naval attack during the War of 1812: the swatches taken as mementos of the pivotal battle, the areas worn by time,...
  • Ian Morris: The paradoxical benefits of war

    Ian Morris: The paradoxical benefits of war
    "Since I have been at the Foreign Office," Britain's permanent under-secretary for foreign affairs announced in May, 1914, "I have not seen such calm waters." He was wrong, of course. Just three months later, Europe began an orgy of killing. By 1945, more...
  • Movie Quote Quiz

     
    I realized we never got an answer to the question I started my most recent Movie Quote Quiz with. Here’s what I wrote: I mentioned in one of my recent Hall of Fame columns that I’d love to see a......
  • The man who died laughing

     The man who died laughing
    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...
  • 'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form

    'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form
    Does U.S. history have a more effective or thoughtful champion than Ken Burns? The "Civil War" filmmaker delivers another sublime achievement in "The Address," which premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on PBS. It's a real change of pace for Burns, a...
  • State budget would put off tough decisions until after election

    State budget would put off tough decisions until after election
    Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks. To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...
  • Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment

    Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment
    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today have begun to send portions of a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn, the one task they must complete ahead of their Saturday adjournment deadline. The spending plan puts off the tough decision of whether to extend the...
  • $100 million for Obama library advances after 'do over' in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library. Two weeks ago, Republicans...
  • Concert review: Miley Cyrus at Amway Center

    Concert review: Miley Cyrus at Amway Center
    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...
  • Mayor talks books

    Mayor talks books
    Monday marks the first day of registration for the city's summer reading program, which made late-night TV last week when Mayor Emanuel bet "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon that if Chicago's children read 2.4 million books this summer, Fallon will...
  • Lou Reda Productions shooting in Easton for possible reality show

     
    If you see cameras in Easton today, it's because the Easton-based television production company Lou Reda Productions is shooting a mini-pilot to send to networks for a salon-based reality. The company and Joseph Bordonaro, owner of Fresh Salon, have been....