| 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,...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2007
"Nicky! Look over your shoulder. Nicky!"
It was 11:30 in the morning and the paparazzi firing squad was lined up in front of the Kodak Theater on Hollywood and Highland.
Technically this was Barbara Walters' hour in the hot, bright, Hollywood sun -- the...
| Sep 2, 2008
Republicans convened their national convention Monday in a session truncated by a hurricane and roiled by vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's revelation that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.
John McCain's campaign sought to keep the focus on...
| Jul 15, 2007
"Do I have AIDS?"
Sixteen-year-old Alexander Ghaffari was eating breakfast, getting ready for school, when he put the question to his mother.
It wasn't a charged or dreaded moment. He can't even remember what prompted him to ask. Maybe he'd overheard...