| Aug 3, 2011
Two thoughts, as we watch Columbus Drive transform into a wall of portable toilets. One, must be Lollapalooza time. Two, where on Earth did that word come from?
Legend and Encyclopedia Britannica have it that founder and Jane's Addiction leader Perry...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:07 AM
A peculiar bit of culinary indulgence will be on offer from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 694 Wine & Spirits (694 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-492-6620), which is presenting a "Bacon, Butter & Bourbon" tasting.
The event includes complimentary sips of small-batch...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:59 PM
An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...
| Nov 2, 2010
The Nissan Leaf isn't for everybody. I could say the same of any car I review, yet for some reason it seems necessary to remind consumers of this fact when detailing electric cars like the Leaf and Chevrolet Volt.
Reactions to the nascent EV (electric...
| Jun 4, 2011
Targeting companies you want to work for can be an effective job-search strategy, particularly if you make connections with people who already work there. But which companies should you target?
While it's smart to approach your dream company about a...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 10:23 AM
As Hurricane Irene moves closer to Maryland, Annapolis MayorJoshua J. Cohen declared a State of Emergency within the city limits, effective 10 a.m. Friday, urging residents in low-lying areas to evacuate by Saturday afternoon.
Worcester County also...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Chris Moneymaker, a Tennessee accountant, plopped down in front of his computer and watched as the screen flashed to life. Little did he know that the $39 deposit he was about to make to PokerStars.com would change his life forever. Less than a year...
| Aug 16, 2011
While driving across Kentucky and Tennessee recently, my wife and I were amazed at the very high humidity levels — 90 percent or higher. What generates such high humidity at inland locations?
| Jul 30, 2011
Henry James once opined that the two most beautiful words in the English language are "summer afternoon." I would like to edit James — alas, who wouldn't? — and bestow the most felicitous phrase award upon the words "summer reading."
| Nov 1, 2010
| 8:15 PM
"They Called Themselves the KKK: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group'
By Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Houghton Mifflin , $19, ages 12-15
The most chilling quotation that Susan Bartoletti uses is "Boys, let us get up a club," the words of John Lester,...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 4:07 PM
"Shake, Rattle & Roll: Turn That Noise Down! How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me and Mom"
By Mark Alan Stamaty
Knopf, $17.99, ages 10-14
Stamaty is an experienced comic strip writer and cartoonist, and he takes on the task — in comic book format —...