| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Five riverboats will gather in Louisville, Ky., in October to celebrate one of its own: the Belle of Louisville. The National Historic Landmark turns 100 years old with a splashy six-day Centennial Festival of Riverboats on the Ohio River.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:50 PM
It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still.
Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Hal Holbrook has performed the one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" for 60 years, earning a 1966 Tony Award and later an Emmy nomination for the CBS telecast.
He's crisscrossed America, playing big cities and small towns in all 50 states, as well as 20...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:30 AM
The historic value of the classic European-style Georgian colonial known as the Bulkeley Mansion in West Hartford was not lost on Keith Garner when he bought the estate as a single father in 1992 for $685,000. But that's not why he bought it.
| May 5, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Those planning a summer vacation in the U.S., have plenty of festivals and fairs to enjoy in various parts of the country this year.
Here are more than a dozen events –- but just some of what’s on tap for the summer — arranged...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88.
Kaplan died Sunday at Mount...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Our adventure began at 7:37 a.m. on a Saturday.
"Good morning, everyone!" said Capt. Alex, a fit, blue-eyed father of four who has made his career on the river.
"Good morning!" came the surprisingly chipper early morning reply from my fellow...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
More than a dozen teachers have been recognized for their work at Westside schools and community organizations by the Venice Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber's fourth annual WAVE awards recognize innovation and outstanding teaching efforts inside and...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I grew up with five other siblings, but after Dad died, our weak relationships went from bad to worse. To this day, two of my siblings and I get along fine. We've admitted to the pain we caused each other and asked for forgiveness. My relationships...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Letters to the editor from Glenview, Des Plaines and Skokie.
It's enraging that the federal government is still allowing majestic and intelligent wolves to be hunted and massacred. Hundreds of these wrongfully demonized creatures have...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actor Derek Luke was born in Jersey City, N.J., on this day in 1974. This birthday guy is known for his roles in such films as "Baggage Claim," "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Miracle at St. Anna." He starred in the short-lived...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip?
The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....