| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Scientists have taken an Ikea dog bowl, leather dye, surgical tape, yeast and sugar and built a better bed bug trap.
Changlu Wang, a Rutgers University entomologist, started to battle Cimex lectularius in 2006, and has a patent pending on a type of lure...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Every summer, I regret the loss of the Swedish restaurant Gustaf Anders in Costa Mesa and its annual crayfish festival. Not to mention the Princess cake draped in pale green marzipan.
It won’t be the same, but here’s the thing: It’s...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
California-based Edison International has acquired solar developer SoCore Energy in a move that will expand the utility company's ability to install and operate rooftop solar installations for commercial and industry customers.
Edison said the Chicago-...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:38 AM
It's Freebie Friday! This special, tax-free edition of my freebie-free-for-all is packed with retail coupons galore to stack on top of Florida's sales tax holiday, which runs through Sunday.
The sales tax exemption applies to computers and related...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Architect Anthony Poon and developer Andrew Adler open a wire-bound inspiration notebook to a page with a series of images. The first shows an iPhone with the word “minimal” underneath. The second shows a streamlined sofa labeled “...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:57 AM
A delicious trend: Gourmet waffle restaurant chain Bruxie is offering holiday specials including a Maine lobster Bruxie (waffle sandwich), available Thursday only; Vermont apple pie Bruxie; red, white and blue shake; and black cherry cane sugar soda,...
| May 16, 2013
We got another dog right away. That wasn't the plan. But back in March, less than two weeks after Rex died and when I still had faint bruises from digging my fingers into my forehead amid uncontrollable sobs, I signed us up to "foster" a Saint Bernard mix...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Story: Ikea takes meatballs off Europe menus after horse meat found They really need to rein this in...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The recent Lyric Opera production of "Oklahoma" caused me to realize/admit that, to my shame, I've never seen that musical -- not on the stage, not on the screen. Oh, I've heard most of the songs (all of them, actually,......
| May 31, 2013
| 4:32 PM
When you don't want to answer a tough question, change the subject to.... Sweden! Prepare to be amazed by U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's pivot in his interview Wednesday evening with Carol Marin on WTTW-Ch. 11: MARIN: Take a look at......
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:32 AM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Look for Land of Linkin' first thing every Monday morning and click here to......
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The lobby of the Elmhurst Art Museum is full with a dozen or so miniature wooden houses, perfect for dolls or birds with a taste for culture. The domestic sculptures are the work of the late Don Baum, who sometimes constructed them from mahjongg tiles,...