| Jul 1, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Although the Civil War was waged across the country — from Arizona to Maine — some of the heaviest and most decisive fighting took place in the beautiful rolling countryside of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The Piedmont, as it's called,...
| Aug 28, 2011
On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
| Sep 10, 2010
Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
| Sep 8, 2010
After 40 years of continual declines, the smoking rate in the United States has stabilized for the last five years, with one in every five Americans still lighting up regularly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
| Nov 14, 2010
Reporting from Media, Pa. —
Despite having turned 81 less than three weeks ago, American composer George Crumb remains deeply absorbed in his craft. The native of Charleston, W.V., has been nestled in his suburban Philadelphia home for 45 years....
| Nov 17, 2010
| 1:08 PM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
Six songs into her show at 1st Mariner Arena Tuesday night, Carrie Underwood pulled out all the stops and brought out the vegetation.
After shed steamrolled through Wasted and Quitter two songs that nicely showed off a...
| May 13, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Hell is getting what you want first thing in the morning, when it's the last thing in the world you need.
Hell is the life led by Doc Ebersole, the man at the mangled heart of Steve Earle's unforgettable new novel about music, life, death, addiction,...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 9:23 AM
"The Marrowbone Marble Company: A Novel"
By Glenn Taylor
Ecco, 356 pages, $24.95
There is a boy named Orb in Glenn Taylor’s new novel “The Marrowbone Marble Company,” and he may well represent the world itself, in the general way...
| May 27, 2011
| 4:07 PM
"Passing the Music Down"
By Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Barry Root
Candlewick, $16.99, ages 8-11
Inspired by such prominent country fiddlers as Melvin Wine, Lester McCumbers and the much younger Jake Krack, Sarah Sullivan pays homage to musical...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 3:55 PM
In 1973, Joan Baehler had graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School and was working as a waitress when she entered "Lima Bean Blues" in the Chicago Tribune Magazine's first and only Fruit and Vegetable Poetry Contest. She won second prize -...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 9:02 PM
HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA (KTLA) -- Comedian Andy Dick pleaded not guilty Friday on charges of grabbing two men by their crotches at a West Virginia bar.
He is accused of sexually assaulting the two men at a bar in Huntington, West Virginia in January...