| 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 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...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:41 PM
We are headed into graduation week here in the Newport-Mesa area.
Because the teens in my neighborhood are graduating from Newport Harbor High School, that is the graduation I will attend.
I have received several college graduation announcements...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 6:57 PM
For Dolph Ziggler, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
A series of unfortunate circumstances -- Alberto Del Rio's concussion, Chris Jericho's suspension, Randy Orton's wellness policy violation -- created an opportunity for the young...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:34 PM
In 1970, preschool teachers asked Marin County psychologist Judith Wallerstein how to deal with a rash of children who couldn't sleep, cried constantly or were too aggressive with playmates. The common denominator, the teachers said, was that the...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 3:04 AM
David Ellis is an attorney in serious need of a continuance. Not that he's unprepared to face any judge or jury he might come up against; he goes through as many barrels of midnight oil as anyone on the Chicago bar. But sipping black coffee last week at a...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:20 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Monday to be mostly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 92 and north winds between 5 and 8 miles per hour. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Forecasters are warning that afternoon...
| Jul 4, 2012
The third most popular Independence Day activity—after watching fireworks (No. 1) and sweating (No. 2)—is feigning smug alarm at the stupidity of our fellow Americans, according to a recent poll.
OK, not an actual poll. But that's beside...
| Jul 6, 2012
Millions of consumers will see the results of one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act in the form of a rebate check from their insurance company this summer.
On June 21, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesannounced that 12.8 million...