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  • Presidential art show opens Saturday at Mother Falcon

     
    Here's a novel way to celebrate Presidents' Day: Take in an avant-garde painting of one of our nation's leaders. The Mother Falcon Clothing store, which custom prints T-shirts, is having an executive art show through Feb. 24. The free kickoff is at 8 p.m....
  • Chris Christie: Does he have the look of a president?

     
    If there's a physical "look" to being president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn't have it. But does that matter to Americans?...
  • Top 10 Presidential Cars

     
    Election season kicked into high gear last night as the country prepares to peacefully elect a new leader. While everyone is grading the first of three presidential debates from last night and how President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt......
  • 'Who Is Mark Twain?'

    'Who Is Mark Twain?'
    When he died 99 years ago this week, Mark Twain was this country's most beloved writer, yet his status as both an author and protean example of the now-familiar pop cultural celebrity seems to grow with each passing decade. "Who Is Mark Twain?" -- a...
  • December 10 - Author James Bradley

    December 10 - Author James Bradley
    Event: Tonight Pritzker Military Library 610 N. Fairbanks Court, 2nd Floor Chicago (312) 587-0234 Member Reception - 5:00 p.m. Presentation and Live Webcast - 6:00 p.m. To purchase a copy of the book: The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and...
  • Western Barndoor Hill Is An Infant Next To Mount McKinley

    Western Barndoor Hill Is An Infant Next To Mount McKinley
    Rope? Check. Carabiners? Check. Sherpa? Check. OK, so Granby's Western Barndoor Hill is not the 29,028-foot-high Mount Everest. And it's not even the 20,320-foot-high Mount McKinley — the highest mountain in North America. Connecticut? That honor...
  • Corzine Ad Going Too Far?

    Corzine Ad Going Too Far?
    New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's re-election campaign has been running TV ads showing rival Chris Christie in a very unflattering light featuring ominous music, slow-mo video, black and white style freeze frames etc...which is all par for the course...
  • Sunrooms add light, space and value

    Sunrooms add light, space and value
    The idea is nothing new. Thomas Jefferson's house had one. President Taft added one to the White House. Many of the early 20th Century catalog houses featured one. But for a variety of reasons, the sunroom is enjoying a renaissance today. "It's a...
  • "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr.

    "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr.
    "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr. andom House, 2009, 702 pages, $35 President Woodrow Wilson, a confidant confided in his diary shortly after World War I, "will probably go down in history as the greatest figure of his time, and I...
  • 10 things you might not know about third parties

    10 things you might not know about third parties
    Politics isn't so simple these days. We've got the Greens and the Libertarians and even the tea party. Here are 10 facts about third parties, independents, write-ins and other challenges to the two-party system: 1 Nevada is the only state that includes...
  • Timeline: Men and their grooming habits

    Timeline: Men and their grooming habits
    30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave. 1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an...