| Jul 20, 2014
| 4:39 AM
The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers.
"It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:24 PM
A team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground has begun to neutralize chemicals from Syria's weapons stocks, the Pentagon said Monday.
The work is taking place aboard the container ship MV Cape Ray under heavy security at an...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:08 AM
Every so often, we get a poignant reminder of what has been lost now that letter writing has been replaced by texting, emoticons or nothing at all, if you're a politician afraid to commit anything to paper for fear it will show up on page one or be read...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 11:31 AM
As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay.
List all your medical problems, the counselor said.
Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Lady Liberty's lamp has been lowered. Its light flickering. The huddled masses are no longer wanted — be they tired or poor, be they homeless or hungry, be they adults or children threatened and yearning to breathe free.
The welcome light has...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Universal is again slamming MGM and James Bond producer Danjaq Prods.'s copyright infringement lawsuit over U's "Section 6" project, calling the litigation "extraordinary and needless."
With a court hearing looming on July 28 on their effort dismiss...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
You can check out any time you like but you can never leave in Jean-Paul Sartre’s "No Exit," what's past is prologue in Neil LaBute’s "In a Dark Dark House," and you can always depend on Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Plus,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Margaret Hicks has a simple message for visitors to Chicago and natives alike: Look up.
Better yet, look up and look closely at all the rich ornamentation adorning so many classic buildings in the Loop. Here, take these binoculars, take a moment —...
| Jul 6, 2014
On a Monday morning in July 1916, Tribune readers woke to find a curious story vying for Page 1 space with the latest news from World War I and a triple homicide in Lake Forest.
A woman in her mid-30s named Alice Gray had eschewed civilization to live...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:57 AM
When 92-year-old Bobby Hill was a young man, he raced Indian motorcycles in Dodge City, Kan., and other tracks across the country, going toe-to-toe with Harley-Davidson bikes in a fierce rivalry.
But the Indian motorcycle company, an iconic brand that...