| Mar 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
In the back corner of Simeon's cafeteria, at a table usually reserved for boys basketball players, Jabari Parker is talking about a couple of dark weeks he experienced over the summer, when he went from being on top of the high school basketball world...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:20 AM
What do Steve Zahn, the actor who played Elliott in 1982's "E.T.," the telepathic police officer from NBC's "Heroes" and Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt from FX's "Sons of Anarchy" all have in common?
They're all scheduled to film TV pilots for ABC in the...
| Mar 5, 2013
Designer Derek Lam, whose work has been worn by first lady Michelle Obama, will launch a limited-edition collection for women at Kohl's stores and Kohls.com in April.
Part of Kohl's DesigNation concept, Lam's capsule features misses' dresses, skirts,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Even though "Pride Comedy Night" at Parker Playhouse Friday night is a sort of kick-off to PrideFest 2013 weekend and all things gay-rrific, straights will get the jokes too.
"I talk about all sort of issues," says headliner Jason Stuart. "Like...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Students at Howard High School emerge from cafeteria lines with plates as green as well-manicured lawns. They reach for steamed broccoli and fresh lettuce as quickly as they do macaroni and cheese and popcorn chicken. And they say they their healthful...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Even Thomas Schaller would agree that statistics don't lie ("The myth of 'liberal media bias,'" March 6). Liberals make up only 20 percent of the electorate, yet they dominate the media.
One only has to watch Judy Woodruff hyperventilate when speaking...
| Mar 15, 2013
Dear Answer Angel: I've been seeing a lot more of my pet peeve: women dressing like their daughters. I think it's creepy for the moms to wear outfits that you might expect to see on their teen — or even preteen — daughters. Do you have any...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:23 AM
She's had her own TV series, theme parks and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float. She boasts more Facebook “likes” than First Lady Michelle Obama or Mickey Mouse. And her annual sales have been estimated at $5 billion.
Not bad for a cat...
| Mar 17, 2013
— First lady Michelle Obama has invited the mother and 10-year-old brother of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen slain in January soon after taking part in inauguration festivities, to attend the White House Easter egg roll, the mother said.
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Future historians of the Barack Obama presidency, where would you rather travel? To that perpetually sunny corner of Polynesia where our 44th president was born? Or to the windy city on Lake Michigan he most recently called home?
| Mar 28, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city.
According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...