| Aug 9, 2014
In its messy, uncertain evolution toward democracy, Myanmar is reconstructing a crippled university system.
That's where the remodeled garage in DeKalb comes into play, in a vital way.
The building, under the shade of an oak tree on Northern...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:03 PM
If you're trying to lose weight, the latest food trend may be just what you need to really slim down. You can eat all you want. You just may not want to eat much, if any.
That's because your meals will include an unconventional ingredient: bugs, in...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Barbara Harm, 65, crouched above a small patch of weeds along the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Saturday morning. She didn’t need the weed uprooter — her hands were enough. She smiled as she tossed dirt, clumped around weeds, into a bag.
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide. The end of the epidemic is...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Andrew Boston wore a headlamp so he could walk to the bus stop at night. He carried a lacrosse stick to ward off wild dogs, and then he waited for a bus that might not come.
For Uganda to be ready for its historic debut on the world stage, he knew he...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Summer's already starting to wind down, which means time for summer-ending deals. The American Queen Steamboat Co. is offering price reductions on some of the voyages of the American Queen, which plies the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, and the American...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:24 PM
You know how it goes. You lose track of friends and then one day, someone gets in touch to say the friend has left us to our mortal pursuits.
Two such messages came recently within the span of a few days.
The first was an email from a stranger who...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:06 PM
On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The proof will be in the performance, but it's hard not to be optimistic about Hartford's incoming superintendent of schools, Beth Schiavino-Narvaez.
Ms. Schiavino-Narvaez, 41, has a stunning resume. She was a Fulbright scholar in South Korea and a...
| 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 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,"...