| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Hope you like beer, breakfast and bike mechanics, Chicago.
This year's Chicago Bike Week, which runs Friday, June 13, through Friday, June 20, will sport free food, drinks and tune-ups all over the city.
Chicago Bike Week celebrates the city's cycling...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Saxton B. Little Free Library in Columbia invites the public to join us for a special author event with Raouf Mama on Tuesday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m. Mama is widely beloved by children and adults alike for his books and African and multicultural...
| Jul 1, 2014
Back in high school, I had a friend — let's call her Maribel — who was determined to be more successful than her poor, immigrant family. She set about doing so in all the traditional ways: She tested into magnet schools, did every extra credit...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:01 AM
How about some good news for a change?
Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...
| May 16, 2014
| 10:37 AM
The Times has hired an editor to lead a newly created desk that will focus on online news coverage.
Julie Westfall will be the first editor of the "RealTime news desk."
Deputy Managing Editor Megan Garvey announced the hire in this memo to the...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:24 AM
There are a host of primaries on Tuesday in states across the country, but for one that shows just how effective money can be in politics, look no further than Pennsylvania.
Four Democrats are competing to run against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, widely...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Susan Spano’s name might ring a bell. It appeared in the pages of the Los Angeles Times 941 times from 1998 through 2009, when Spano served as a staff travel writer and columnist. Before that, she wrote the Frugal Traveler column for the New York...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Savoring trip to Templeton
Thank you for the article on Templeton, Calif. ["A Different Way to Roll," by Marc Stirdivant, June 1]. When we go, we usually eat at McPhee's on Friday and Saturday because we like it so much. Be sure to save room for dessert...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:04 AM
My stay-at-home mom cared for her father for nearly two years until his increasing dementia and the demands of a young family became too much for her. Fortunately, there was a plain, clean, affordable facility staffed by kind souls nearby.
My turn at...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
There was a method to this madness.
Meaning that night more than three weeks ago when a caravan of trucks and buses descended on a boarding school in rural Nigeria and more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their beds. As is often the case with...