| Oct 16, 2012
The second presidential debate is the night's most anticipated program. President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney meet in the town hall format. CNN's Candy Crowley moderates at 9 across cable news channels and major broadcast networks. The post-debate...
| Nov 14, 2012
UPDATED BELOW WITH A RESPONSE FROM THE ILLINOIS RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION Thursday at noon, low-wage food and retail workers will rally with supporters at St. James Cathedral in Chicago (map) to kick off a union organizing campaign and to demand......
| Jan 29, 2013
A few TV highlights for Tuesday night: 1. A Marine's car accident prompts Abby to flash back to her youth on “NCIS” at 8 on CBS. It's likely to be the night's most-watched show by a wide margin, and Pauley Perrette's many fans will want to...
| Jul 11, 2010
No matter how the most optimistic among us might try to spin it, this Florida heat is tough to take when summer moves into the dog days.
Fortunately, the resourceful traveler knows there are cool things to do, literally, in the Sunshine State. So fold up...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 10:30 AM
In the list of favorite things here in Postcards land, food and wine rank close to the top, along with the ever-popular "road trip that requires a day out of the office."
All of those elements come together Friday through next Sunday at the 5th Annual...
| May 23, 2010
CROSS VILLAGE, Mich. — In the mitten-shaped state of Michigan, there is perhaps no prettier roadway than the squiggly one up north bordering the outer tip of the state's ring finger. That's state Route 119.
It's formally known as the Tunnel of...
| Dec 18, 2009
Puzzled by the onslaught of advertising that touts pregnancy prevention along with bonuses like clearer skin and a period-free lifestyle, Jennifer Meyer balked at a birth control pill that would reduce her monthly cycles to just four per year.
| Jun 7, 2009
What's on your summer reading list? Maybe you've got it all worked out already, but if you don't, here are 60 possibilities, arranged by the months in which they'll be published -- the best of this summer's forthcoming reads.
And Then There's...
| Mar 15, 2009
On a bright day in the late 1980s, a weary Sen. Christopher Dodd stepped off a plane at Shannon Airport, picked up a rental car and drove into the rolling Irish countryside to clear his head of the pressures of Connecticut politics. He rumbled through the...
| Jun 14, 2009
When people ask me to recommend a French restaurant in the area, I never think of Crepe du Jour. I didn't realize until I ate there recently how much the Mount Washington creperie, which started as a cart in the Village Square at Cross Keys, had turned...