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  • Was it OK for radio host Rush Limbaugh to criticize the eating habits and figure of first lady Michelle Obama?

    Was it OK for radio host Rush Limbaugh to criticize the eating habits and figure of first lady Michelle Obama?
    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...
  • Death Valley: A different kind of winter wonderland

    Death Valley: A different kind of winter wonderland
    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...
  • Police agency run by Chicago's new top cop faces federal inquiry

    Police agency run by Chicago's new top cop faces federal inquiry
    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. Federal...
  • Millions of Great Lakes fish killed in power plant intakes

    Millions of Great Lakes fish killed in power plant intakes
    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...
  • "Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story" by Thomas F. Yezerski

    "Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story" by Thomas F. Yezerski
    "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...
  • "Nemesis" by Phillip Roth

    "Nemesis" by Phillip Roth
    "Nemesis" 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...
  • "Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy" by Melissa Milgrom

    "Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy" by Melissa Milgrom
    "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,”...
  • Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2012

    Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2012
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack

    PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack
    Margaret Tyzack 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...
  • June Wayne dies at 93; led revival of fine-art print making

    June Wayne dies at 93; led revival of fine-art print making
    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...
  • Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen dies at 93; inventor of scuba gear

    Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen dies at 93; inventor of scuba gear
    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,...