| Mar 1, 2011
On his nationally broadcast radio show last week, Rush Limbaugh ridiculed Michelle Obama for eating barbecue while on vacation and said she didn't have a figure suitable for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Limbaugh and other leading Republicans...
| Feb 13, 2011
In the summer, the sun in Death Valley shows no mercy, pushing the mercury over the 115-degree mark, sucking every drop of moisture from the earth and air. It is a cruel dictator.
Winter then stages a coup. Daytime highs average in the 80s, nighttime...
| May 9, 2011
| 5:05 PM
The U.S. Justice Department on Monday opened a civil rights probe into years of complaints about police practices in Newark, N.J., where Garry McCarthy is leaving as director to become Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's first police superintendent.
| Jun 17, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Despite decades of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes, dozens of old power plants still are allowed to kill hundreds of millions of fish each year by sucking in massive amounts of water to cool their equipment.
Records obtained by the Tribune...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 4:22 PM
"Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story"
By Thomas F. Yezerski
Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.99, ages 5-8
Did you think of the Meadowlands only as the proper name of a sport venue? Thomas Yezerski's pleasingly presented history of this "flat, wet place in...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 10:26 PM
By Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 304 pages
It's difficult to avoid opening a review of the latest novel from Philip Roth without a remark or two about his prodigious production. He and Joyce Carol Oates appear to be neck and...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 1:06 PM
"Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy"
By Melissa Milgrom
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25, 304 pages
Thank goodness Melissa Milgrom's family lived near Schwendeman's Taxidermy Studio in Milltown, New Jersey. "Everyone knew the queer little shop,”...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 3:30 AM
Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations.
> Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2012
New Six Flags President and Chief...
| Jun 29, 2011
British actress on stage, screen and television
Margaret Tyzack, 79, a British actress perhaps best known to American audiences for her roles in the acclaimed BBC television series "The Forsyte Saga" and "I, Claudius," died Saturday in...
| Aug 25, 2011
June Wayne, who helped pioneer a revival of fine-art print making in the 1960s when she founded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, has died. She was 93.
An accomplished artist in her own right, Wayne died Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles...
| Mar 7, 2011
Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen, who developed the first self-contained underwater breathing apparatus — scuba gear — while studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1930s and '40s, died Feb. 11 at a retirement home in Newtown,...