| May 18, 2012
| 7:31 PM
Donna Summer died of lung cancer, but the singer wasn't a smoker, and the cancer wasn't related to smoking, her family's representative said Friday.
Summer's family issued the announcement in the wake of how "various reports currently surfacing about the...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:11 AM
Previewing tonight’s Peninsula District tournament finals in baseball and softball, neither of which have anything on the line except for a trophy.
No.1 Menchville (19-3) vs. No. 2 Hampton (18-5).
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: War Memorial...
| May 26, 2012
| 6:10 PM
There's nothing quite like the sight of a woman's breast to get the conversation rolling.
That, of course, is exactly what the publishers of Time magazine had in mind when they put a photo of a mother breastfeeding her nearly 4-year-old son on a recent...
| May 30, 2012
| 9:21 AM
"You will be our president when you read this note," George Herbert Walker Bush wrote to Bill Clinton, the man who defeated him in the 1992 campaign, denying Mr. Bush the provisional vindication that reelection provides until history has its chance to...
| May 31, 2012
Since the release of the May 21 issue of Time magazine — the one with an attractive if rather indignant-looking young motherbreast-feeding a nearly 4-year-old child on the cover — much of the country has been abuzz with both admiration and...
| May 31, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Re: "Hansen: Music is Laguna's artistic stepchild," May 11:
Laguna Beach Live! has been working hard since 2001 to add music to the reputation of Laguna Beach as an arts colony.
We now present more than 30 concerts a year from jazz, chamber music, big...
| Jun 1, 2012
It's time for Printers Row Lit Fest: When the booksellers pack their wares for display in the South Loop, authors block off their schedules to talk with their readers, and we at the Chicago Tribune and everyone else who loves the printed word heads for...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:35 AM
The estimable Hartford Public Library has nabbed one of the planet's biggest names in media these days — Arianna Huffington (pictured) — to help with its fundraising efforts, along with the support of Connecticut Light & Power. Huffington...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.
Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:00 AM
In his 2007 book, "The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800," historian Jay Winik writes that among Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamiltonand James Madison, none "believed in political parties, which they feared would lead to...
| Apr 30, 2012
If there's one thing to know about world-renowned behavioral economist Richard Thaler, it's that he's human.
Just as important? He thinks you are too. And that's more profound than it seems.
Economic theory long held that consumers behave like...