| 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...
| Jan 10, 2014
Friday's print column From the request line: "A column on the collapse (or not) of the liberal/progressive narrative in light of the Obamacare debacle." Don't get me wrong, I'm not hard up for column ideas. But they're all my ideas,......
| Feb 20, 2013
When artist Dan Goods arrived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they gave him a six-month shot. In May, he'll have been there 10 years as JPL's "visual strategist." He glued soda bottles to the roof of his Taurus to create music on an m.p.h. pipe organ....
| Aug 11, 2012
I was just months away from marrying my high school sweetheart and shipping off to the Peace Corps. I'd had a bright five-year plan that included teaching English in a faraway land. The idea of a new culture and new life filled me with the sense that...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job.
Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:40 PM
After graduating from Deerfield High School in 2005, Michael Shvartsman attended Ohio University and earned a bachelor's degree in finance. He holds a certificate from the school's Global Leadership Center, which he says has been valuable during his Peace...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Before having children, I had no idea how much of a control freak I actually was. Yes, I always had the anxiety part, but even that grew tenfold. My hubby and I lived in an apartment in NYC, where he was able to mask his inability to do simple household...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Brother Guy Consolmagno, a staff astronomer and the curator of meteorites at the Vatican Observatory, travels about 100,000 miles each year, splitting his time between Tucson, Ariz., and Rome. The planetary scientist also gives 40 to 50 talks annually...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:12 PM
WASHINGTON — J. Christopher Stevens was in many ways the model American diplomat, committed, idealistic, willing to take risks and eager to find out what was really happening in obscure corners of the world.
A lanky 52-year-old Californian, with...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 5:07 PM
You do the math.
One mom plus four kids younger than 10, plus one paycheck totaling $350 a week. No algebra is needed to realize that an annual income of slightly more than $18,000 for five people does not add up to independence.
That's why the Apopka...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated 15 years of performances on the MCA stage with its benefit, "remixed/reimagined."
The evening began with an outdoor reception on the front plaza that included food from some of Chicago's food trucks, plus mini...