| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — There have been, in modern times, three Marilyns, a couple of Lulus and Lolitas, and many Moby Dicks with their own operas. Now, suddenly and out of the blue, we have two new operas, or in this case operatic Passion plays, about Mary...
| Jan 20, 2013
Long before Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o said he was duped by an imaginary Internet girlfriend, Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil was plucking the gullible. A regular entry on Chicago police blotters in the first half of the 20th century, Weil was dubbed...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:14 PM
It won't take much more than a few minutes into the new year to see the impact of the old one, with Baltimore's City Hall opening at midnight to begin performing same-sex marriages under a law that takes effect on Jan. 1.
But if the state's newly...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Q: Does God ever tell us to do something, or to believe something, that contradicts the Bible? A friend of mine says the Bible is out of date and we need to let the Spirit guide us in new directions, but I'm not so sure about that.
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Q: My wife and I had a discussion last night concerning the different time periods we actually celebrate Easter. Sometimes, Easter is in mid-April, and sometimes in early March. We celebrate the birth of Christ on Dec. 25 every year, yet there's no...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 1:02 PM
One could never accuse Northlight Theatre of a lack of eclecticism in its programming. In a matter of weeks, subscribers there in Skokie have gone from chortling at Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," of all things, to a drama that begins with the...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19. He was one of the giants of his era. I knew him well. I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man.
1. Steve was...
| Nov 6, 2012
Q: A good friend of mine is seeking a recipe for beef brisket which she had cut out last year but now has lost. It was a good one and she wants to make it for a special event this weekend. She says the recipe ran last year and ran about the time of a...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Probably not too many people notice the plaque just to the left, inside the door of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library.
It reads: "This Orange County Branch Library is dedicated to the memory of Judge Donald Dungan, an avid reader and a dedicated...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Chef Laura Frankel will be getting all schmaltzy March 6 as she touts the flavor and health benefits of using chicken fat in Passover dishes during a cooking class at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, 610 S. Michigan Ave....