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  • DAVID TEEL: With postseasons more bloated than ever, making playoffs or bowls paramount

    Mike Smith likes little better than football practice in the dark. Those early-evening sunsets mean we've turned back the clocks, the calendar has hit mid-November and, more than likely, Smith's Hampton High Crabbers are preparing for a playoff game.
  • 6 tips for better learning

    6 tips for better learning
    For Mike Byster, learning in a classroom was always a challenge. "I was so bored sitting in a desk with a textbook," said Byster, 54, a retired commodities trader who lives in Skokie. "Everyone remembers information differently and for me, I needed to...

    Tasty film returns to the Siskel Film Center

    Tasty film returns to the Siskel Film Center
    "One bite of that, and he'll build you a Taj Mahal," a woman is heard hollering approvingly through an open window to her neighbor, a pretty young housewife named Ila who is in her kitchen, preparing her husband's lunch. "The Taj Mahal is a tomb, auntie,"...

    What does mourning on Twitter mean?

    What does mourning on Twitter mean?
    "About seven years ago, Lauren Bacall showed up at my place for a party," the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Patrick Shanley tweeted Wednesday morning. "It was like having a yacht show up in your bathtub." Shanley's anecdote was wry but...

    Gifts with a Presidents Day twist: Time in office

     
    Johnny Depp has been stepping out for quite a while now with that proper timepiece: the pocket watch. For instance, he had one tucked in his waistcoat at the People's Choice Awards in January. Many U.S. presidents were known to...