| Jun 29, 2011
| 2:29 PM
So last week, Huntington Beach gave Kelly Slater a key to the city.
Didn't they name a street after him, too? You know, Slater Avenue, between Talbert and Warner avenues?
Anyway, he deserves it. Some call him the best surfer ever, and...
| Jul 10, 2011
Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.)
No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Three religious scholars reflected upon oneness, humanity and compassion with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Monday, capping the Tibetan spiritual leader's fifth visit to Chicago.
The rabbi, pastor and Muslim scholar shared their thoughts with the...
| Jul 20, 2011
Bucky Lasek, dressed like a typical skateboarder in a plaid button-up and khaki pants, is in disguise.
"I just grew this beard and mustache," said Lasek, pointing to his scruffy facial hair. "I think that's why people don't recognize me."
| Jun 14, 2011
Among the most painful chapters in modern Chinese history is Japan's 1937 invasion of Nanjing. Hundreds of thousands were killed, countless women were raped, and soldiers and civilians alike suffered unspeakable brutalities. So when Chinese writer-...
| Feb 20, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Drew Friedman: The caricaturist will present and sign his new book, "Drew Friedman's Sideshow Freaks." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
| Jun 24, 2012
The Huston Smith Reader
Edited with an introduction by Jeffery Paine
University of California Press: 280 pp., $29.95
A restless curiosity about the sacred dimensions of life drove Huston Smith to seek...
| Jun 24, 2012
What's your ideal spot for meditation and pondering the big questions? An ashram on the Ganges? A monastery in the desert? The sofa in the den? Wherever it is, make sure you have the following Huston Smith titles with you — for support and...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:48 PM
By now, many people have seen the orange posters around town that say "No on Z." But what exactly is Measure Z? Measure Z proposes the elimination of a property tax that helps to fund the pensions of public employees.
Unfortunately for the city and...
| Oct 13, 2012
What does it take to get us excited anymore?
I mean, we have a remote-controlled craft roaming the surface of Mars — Mars! — and it's tooling around scooping up soil and looking for evidence of life, and our reaction is: ZZZZZZZZ.
And in the...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 1:40 AM
After winning a one-year artist residency at Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines, Miami artist NFN Kalyan moved into his rent-free studio in September. Already, he's sharing the space with "Nelson" (as in Mandela) and "Kim" (as in Kardashian).
The former South...