| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:48 AM
It's official: Chicago is the most honest city in all the land.
As part of a "social experiment" yesterday, Honest Tea put out tables of their organic tea in 12 cities with a suggested price of $1 per bottle and watched people via hidden camera. When the...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 6:39 PM
Central Florida entrepreneurs have often faced near-drought conditions in the land of venture capital, those high-risk, high-payoff investments that seem to rain down on places like Silicon Valley.
But while the Orlando area historically falls short in...
| Apr 26, 2010
Myles Williams was a happy-go-lucky kindergartner who started coming home each day with a soggy shirt collar.
His parents were mystified until his teacher called to report that Myles, 5, was chewing on his shirt and acting anxious. She asked if...
| Dec 11, 2010
| 3:18 PM
Beth Hawks' cozy Federal Hill boutique is so chock-full of earrings, scarves, ornaments and other merchandise that customers taking it all in might never guess to what lengths she has gone to stock the shelves.
As the post-recession slump drags on, Hawks...
| Aug 15, 2010
Abbey Lincoln, an acclaimed jazz singer, songwriter and actress who evolved from a supper-club singer into a strong voice for civil rights, has died. She was 80.
Lincoln died Saturday in a nursing home in New York, said Evelyn Mason, her niece. No...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 12:11 PM
If it's dinner time and Martha Stauss wants a salad, she doesn't run to the store. She strolls through her Lauraville yard or nearby Herring Run Park and picks wild lettuces, dandelion greens and other free salad fixings.
Depending on what time of year...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 11:13 AM
Some come for the camaraderie; it's like a Santa support group.
Some come to learn the basics.
Consider first-timer Jim Robinson, a retired and rotund band director from Alabama who now lives in Chicago.
A friend suggested Robinson consider landing...
| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...
| Sep 9, 2010
Sweat dripping down her neck, kiwis in each hand, Chelsea Marando dashes to the crooked baskets of fresh corn. She adjusts the bins, then picks up an ear and peels back one of its leaves. The white kernels sparkle like pearls.
"Isn't that gorgeous,"...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 2:18 PM
The hidden cameras were perched in Grant Park near Buckingham Fountain. What they captured, at least from what we could tell during a few minutes of watching, were tentative creatures circling an odd structure constructed for a few hours. It was not as ...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 12:57 PM
You can't spell "love" without "L." The CTA on Monday was named most romantic U.S. transit system by Craigslist.
The CTA had five stations in the top 10 most romantic list, which Craigslist calculated by dividing the total number of Missed Connection ads...