| May 13, 2011
| 5:17 PM
Early on, there were signs that the Chicago Tribune Author Talks program with Kathryn Stockett, who crafted the best-selling novel "The Help," would be an event. A large literary happening, in fact.
An early indicator: Tickets sold out in a matter of...
| Dec 26, 2010
Army Sgt. Michael David P. Cardenaz was a larger-than-life figure, those who knew him say.
A bald, bull of a guy, Cardenaz told a Colorado reporter in 2009 that he was an "old-school" soldier.
By then, he said, he had twice been hit by shrapnel, and had...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:42 AM
You'll read "The Ambition" trying to figure out which real-life characters the book's key players are based on.
Is power-hungry pastor Eric Stone really Willow Creek Senior Pastor Bill Hybels? Does corrupt judge Reese McKelvie have a doppelganger at...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 1:24 PM
Michael K. Williams, who played one of the greatest villains in TV history on HBO's "The Wire," is joining the cast of NBC's "Community" for three episodes, according to Dan Harmon, executive producer of the NBC sitcom.
Williams, who played stick-up...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 2:00 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Charlie Sheen has released his first statement, thanking those who supported him in the week since he was hospitalized for abdominal pains last week after reportedly partying for 36 hours.
In his statement, released by his rep...
| Dec 12, 2010
If you've spent time wandering through deep untracked snow, you may have entertained the idea of stepping into a pair of snowshoes.
By strapping on the shoes, deep, snow-packed landscapes suddenly become open to adventure.
"It's one of the most...
| Sep 20, 2010
Studded with vivid character sketches and evocative descriptions of the American landscape, journalist Judy Pasternak's scarifying account of uranium mining's disastrous consequences often reads like a novel — though you will wish that the bad...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Jess Jackson, who founded Kendall-Jackson Winery in 1982, died last week at the age of 81, leaving an almost incalculable legacy on the California wine industry. He transformed it at least twice, first in establishing a style of wine that would come to be...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
On Election Day 2010, with the polls still open, computers placed calls to 112,000 voters in predominately African-American precincts in Baltimore City and Prince George's County with an unusual message: "Relax" and stay home. The recorded message did not...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) said Friday that he plans to name a new senator to fill the vacancy caused by John Ensign's (R-Nev.) resignation before May 3, and called early speculation about potential appointees "premature."
When Ensign announced his...
| Sep 9, 2010
Here are some of the places you can buy the wines mentioned in the story.
2009 Bebame "Sierra Foothills Red Blend": Domaine LA, Los Angeles, (323) 932-0280, domaine547.com; and at the Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, http://www....