| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
NOTE FROM MG
I have received many questions lately from religious parents of all faiths who are not completely comfortable with allowing their children to celebrate Halloween. The holiday's pagan past disturbs them and they feel somehow that a victory...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
I love Christmas. I love Christmas the way a friend who loves you, but has not been raised like you, loves it. I don't want Christmas to be my holiday, but in America it must be partly my holiday because of the way Christmas washes over its theological...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:30 AM
New York kosher restaurateur Joey Allaham is taking over the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point for a kind of extravagant Passover meets luxury summer camp. The weeklong all-inclusive event is set for the 400-room hotel from April 14 to 22.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:12 PM
To listen to the Austin-based Black Angels’ latest album, “Indigo Meadow,” is to be enveloped in a velvety fog the color of deep space and crackling with fuzzy static, transmissions from another place and time, the signal bending and...
| Oct 6, 2013
Word of mouth is the self-published author's Kickstarter. Steadily building buzz can catapult a book from selling a few copies here and there to being picked up by a major publisher with all the distribution resources and marketing muscle at its disposal....
| Dec 31, 2013
Before jumping into the food trends and diets awaiting in the new year, look back with us to the recipes we brought you in Good Eating in 2013. Among the hundreds of recipes, these were our favorites. Clip and save or download them (chicagotribune.com/...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Highland Park wants to work with area clergy to meet the needs of the community's most vulnerable residents.
Mayor Nancy Rotering recently met with seven religious leaders in what is believed to be the city's first meeting of its kind. Rotering...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Matthew Lopez's “The Whipping Man,” presented by the West Coast Jewish Theatre at the Pico Playhouse, is an unusual yet well-crafted drama written with the no-holds-barred emotionalism of vintageWillian Inge or Arthur Miller.
The play begins...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
When Amira Cohen entered the Central Florida food scene in the 1970s she was simply helping a friend cater social gatherings. The friend left town and Cohen kept catering.
Eventually Amira and her husband, Jerry, were managing a thriving three-pronged...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Lent, a religious season that is about so much more than avoiding chocolate, is drawing near.
For many in the Christian faith, Lent is a time to reflect on the awful journey toward death that led to Jesus' crucifixion. One question that arises often on...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Those of you who refuse for whatever reason to consider seriously the observations of comedian Bill Maher are excused from reading this item and offering your withering assessments of him in the comment thread. Move right along. There's still time......