| Nov 10, 2008
The Secret Service traditionally has given pithy, private names to those whose lives they protect. The monikers are a throwback to a time when electronic communications were not encrypted, and they no longer serve a security function. Still, they give...
| Nov 8, 2008
Candidates for president are often criticized for "measuring the drapes" before being elected. When Barack and Michelle Obama head for the White House on Monday, they will get a tour and can even bring along a tape measure, if they like.
The future first...
| Nov 8, 2008
| 7:14 PM
When Michelle Obama walks into the White House on Monday for the traditional post-election tea between the first lady and her successor, she'll be taking the first steps along what many historians believe could be a groundbreaking path.
As she enters the...
| Feb 9, 2010
Good Eating salutes those people in the Chicago-area food and beverage world who are making a difference through their passion, vision and commitment to quality. This year's awards go to a range of experts, including entrepreneurs, auctioneers,...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 8:39 AM
The National Book Festival activities will begin this evening in D.C. with President and Mrs. Obama serving as honorary chairs of the week-long festival. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event and bears the theme "A Decade of Words and Wonder."...
| Sep 5, 2010
Two years after selling her original namesake company, Taryn Rose is back in full force. The orthopedist/shoe designer, who made her name crafting fashion-forward designs that are as comfortable as they are pretty, has debuted a luxury line that is...
| Nov 9, 2008
Fashion has a new first lady.
If the black-and-red dress Michelle Obama wore for her husband's victory speech Tuesday is any indication, she is poised to be her own kind of style icon in the White House. The straight-from-the-spring-runway dress, which...
| Mar 28, 2008
NEW YORK -- Like a bill being rapidly pushed through legislation, Oliver Stone's film about President George W. Bush is expected to begin shooting within a month with a goal toward being released before the president leaves office next January.
| Sep 19, 2008
"You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth" -- or so say the titles of Simmons and Burke's extravagant sound and image collages at Kim Light/LightBox. But would you want to, if this is what it looked like and sounded like, if this is how it made you feel?...
| Apr 18, 2010
All That Follows
Nan A. Talese / Doubleday: 230 pp., $25.95
British novelist Jim Crace has written in "Gift of Stones" about a Stone Age community that senses its doom when a Bronze Age tribe settles nearby. He has written in...
| Sep 28, 2009
Despite a midday deluge, book lovers turned out in record numbers for the ninth annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
The gray morning couldn't dissuade 130,000 people from attending readings and signings on the National Mall...