| Dec 25, 2010
| 1:21 PM
Rick Kogan, Tribune reporter
"The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood"
By Jane Leavy
Leavy's "The Last Boy" is as masterfully researched and beautifully written as any biography this year. Sox fans like me may...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Founded in 2001, our club meets monthly.
We pick titles by theme and try to bring food and drink to match the book's content. Some of our favorite combinations were graveyard cake and blood punch for Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 8:43 AM
In every life, a little fall must reign.
One slip, one missed opportunity, one hesitation or wrong turn can haunt you forever, casting an intractable shadow over the rest of your days. The words "if only" are never far from anyone's thoughts.
| 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."
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:37 PM
What are your summer plans? Plenty of people prefer some quiet, idle time in a hammock or lounging beside the body of water of their choice. And what better time to relax with a good book? Here is a selection of books to keep you occupied no matter...
| Sep 15, 2012
It's popular these days to have a love-hate relationship with Facebook … or maybe just a hate-hate. The IPO was underwhelming, and no one likes the new timeline or that annoying ticker that flows to the right of the screen. People worry about how...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 3:13 PM
The Mars rover Curiosity sent home panorama images of its own tracks after taking its first few "baby steps" since landing on the Red Planet. The craft moved about 6 meters from its initial landing spot during the test drive......
| Aug 8, 2012
| 11:43 AM
After traveling 352 million miles, NASA‘s Curiosity rover is rolling into history amid the rust-colored ridges of Mars. But pop culture and the arts ......
| Aug 24, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Mars rover Curiosity has a destination for its first road trip, but NASA officials said it could take a slight detour. The destination is called Glenelg, about 1,300 feet east-southeast of the landing site. Glenelg sits at a point where......
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:04 AM
New video and panoramic photos offer some of the clearest views yet of the Mars rover Curiosity's mission. NASA released raw footage of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars. The video depicts the last couple of minutes before Curiosity reached......
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:03 AM
Photos from Mars rover Curiosity show a Grand Canyon-like terrain on the Red Planet. NASA unveiled the images Monday as Curiosity prepares to take its first road trip. As The Times' Amina Khan reported: The scientists displayed new images of......