| Aug 5, 2012
When the 83rd Bud Billiken Parade steps off on Saturday, it will be hard to underplay the importance of the event for Chicago's African-American community — and the whole city.
But at its roots, it's a parade, and kids love a parade.
| Jul 10, 2011
The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Don Van Natta Jr.
Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99
So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
| Jul 9, 2011
There are more than 175 movies-under-the-stars screenings scheduled for Chicago's parks this summer. Most will feature standard Hollywood fare, from "Meet the Parents" at Fulton River Park July 26 to "Shrek Forever After" at Smith Park Aug. 11.
| Aug 1, 2012
| 7:56 AM
After Michael Phelps won his record-breaking 19th Olympic medal last night, London Games chief Sebastian Coe said that the Baltimore swimmer "probably isn’t" the greatest Olympian of all time.
Phelps passed Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina's 18...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 11:39 PM
Michael Phelps doesn't have to climb the mountain anymore.
He has reached the highest of Olympic heights. He is the most decorated athlete in the modern history of the Olympic Games. He is, by just about all accounts, the greatest swimmer who ever lived....
| Aug 26, 2012
Thirteen-year-old Stephanie Cota pulled up her sleeve and glanced at the needle.
"Is it gonna hurt?" she asked.
"You'll feel it, but you look like a strong girl," said Yadira Guerra, a licensed vocational nurse. "Just turn the other way."
| Sep 10, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Adrian W. Rich, a retired Baltimore businessman and volunteer, died Aug. 29 of heart failure at Roland Park Place. The longtime Lutherville resident was 98.
Adrian Warwick Rich was born in Graham, Va., which is now Bluefield, Va. He was a 1932 graduate...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:49 PM
This past weekend the Chicago White Sox held a special Star Wars day at U.S. Cellular Field. People were encouraged to come to the game dressed as their favorite character to participate in an on-field parade. The 501st Midwest Garrison, the costuming...
| May 24, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living.
He was 85.
"It's important for America to...
| Jul 22, 2012
The London Olympics start this week, offering new opportunities for oddities like these:
1 For two Olympians who were the first-ever representative of their countries, dreams turned to "duhs." In 1960, Wym Essajas, from the South American nation of...
| Jan 18, 2011
Between a holiday vacation and total immersion in a story to be published later this winter, I have been absent from this space for several weeks. That means it's time to catch up. There were a number of things worth......