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  • Part 5: 10 things you might not know about the western suburbs

    Part 5: 10 things you might not know about the western suburbs
    The western suburbs range from the inner ring of Oak Park and Cicero to the bustling Naperville and Schaumburg corridors and beyond. They're bungalow belt, suburban cul-de-sac and pastoral mansions. And they're inextricably linked to the city, first by...
  • Remembering Jim Henson

    Remembering Jim Henson
    When my last semester in college rolled around, I had finished all my requirements except for a science class. After quickly filling that with a general environmental science class, I embarked on a mission to find three classes with the perfect mix of...
  • Suburban theater for the week of Oct. 14-20

    "The Woman in Black": Fox Valley Repertory marks the ghostly season with Stephen Mallatratt's sturdy chiller (which is being turned into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe). An actor is hired by attorney Arthur Kipps to help him exorcise the memory of an...
  • Moorish past enriches Spain's Granada

    Moorish past enriches Spain's Granada
    It's sunset, and I'm at the place to be in Granada: the breathtaking San Nicolas viewpoint overlooking the fortress of the Alhambra. Here, at the edge of the city's exotic Moorish quarter, lovers, widows and tourists jostle for the best view of the hill-...
  • Comments & Curiosities: The magical dollar-maker with a hole

    You've heard them a thousand times — cops and doughnut jokes. "Need a cop? Try a Winchell's." "How does a police sergeant know his people are taking too many breaks? Their eyes are glazed." Go ahead and tease Costa Mesa Police Officer Jess...
  • Check It Out: Celebrating 200 years of Dickens

    Earlier this month, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens was celebrated in an event held at his burial site in London's Westminster Abbey. In attendance were many writers, academics, and other enthusiasts of the man considered to be...
  • Check It Out: Tales get haunting at the Newport library

    The unsuspecting public may not realize that the library is home to many restless spirits. Ghostly apparitions and foul aberrations are held at bay within the binding of many well-rumored tomes of lore. Resting on the shelf beside many normal, everyday...
  • On The Chopping Block: List Of Academically At-Risk Schools Out

    On The Chopping Block: List Of Academically At-Risk Schools Out
    A new list of academically troubled New York City schools is out, and while parents and students citywide are wondering what their school's fate is, the new list is hitting one neighborhood particularly hard. The building that houses Wadleigh High School...
  • Reggie Wayne talks Pagano, future with Colts

    Reggie Wayne talks Pagano, future with Colts
  • 'Wild Child: And Other Stories' by T.C. Boyle

    'Wild Child: And Other Stories' by T.C. Boyle
    Wild Child And Other Stories T. C. Boyle Viking: 320 pp., $25.95 In "Thirteen Hundred Rats," one of the 14 stories in the latest collection from the seemingly inexhaustible T.C. Boyle, a recent widower finds himself the owner of a python. He's...
  • Astral Weeks: 'Another conversation bleeds into yours'

    Astral Weeks: 'Another conversation bleeds into yours'
    While assembling my notes for a review of the Library of America anthology "American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny" (Library of America, two volumes, edited by Peter Straub: "From Poe to the Pulps," 746 pp., $35; "From the 1940s to Now," 714 pp....
  • What's in a name? Clues to a city's past

    Every city has a story to tell — and in Los Angeles County, that means 88 of them. Los Angeles incorporated in 1850, becoming the first city in the county. The most recent was Calabasas, incorporated in 1991. Many cities were carved out of...