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  • Business profile: Wenk Insurance Agency

    Business profile: Wenk Insurance Agency
    Name: Wes Wenk Age: 59 Hometown: Lake Bluff Name of business: Wenk Insurance Agency Describe what you do: We're an 82-year old family business and personal insurance agency founded by my grandfather in 1932. We try to keep people out of trouble by...
  • Margaret Talbot's 'The Entertainer' an engaging tribute

    Margaret Talbot's 'The Entertainer' an engaging tribute
    -------------------- The Entertainer Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century Margaret Talbot Riverhead: 432 pp., $28.95 -------------------- In "The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century," New Yorker staff writer...
  • Jessica Chastain to star in Liv Ullmann's film of 'Miss Julie'

    Jessica Chastain to star in Liv Ullmann's film of 'Miss Julie'
    This post has been corrected, as detailed below. Jessica Chastain is currently on Broadway in "The Heiress," playing Catherine Sloper, a rich girl with boyfriend and daddy problems. Now Variety reports that she's been tapped to play another classic...
  • Hart to heart: Burbank's Colony Theatre fights to survive

    Hart to heart: Burbank's Colony Theatre fights to survive
    The Colony Theatre in Burbank continues its fight for survival due to serious financial shortfalls, but you'd never know it from the venerable mid-sized venue's fine season-ender, "Falling for Make Believe." This world premiere musical by Mark Saltzman,...
  • Obama slanders the 1920s to justify his failures

    "When it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s," President Barack Obama told Mitt Romney in their final debate. Obama...
  • Jon B. Lovelace dies at 84; head of American Funds

    Jon B. Lovelace dies at 84; head of American Funds
    Jon B. Lovelace, who led the Los Angeles-based American Funds mutual fund company as it became one of the country's largest money management firms, has died. He was 84. His family said Lovelace died of natural causes at his home in Santa Barbara on...
  • Anna Schwartz dies at 96; economist, expert on monetary policy

    Anna Schwartz dies at 96; economist, expert on monetary policy
    Anna Schwartz, an economist and coauthor with Milton Friedman of a book on monetary policy that shaped the views of central bankers including Federal Reserve ChairmanBen S. Bernanke, has died. She was 96. Schwartz died Thursday at her home in Manhattan...
  • Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'

    Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'
    He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
  • Exploring Mitchell Caverns in Providence Mountains State Recreation Area

    Exploring Mitchell Caverns in Providence Mountains State Recreation Area
    Reporting from the Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, Calif. There's Down Under, like the story on New Zealand on the left side of this page, and then there's down under. I chose the latter. Like that journey, my trip to the Providence...
  • Good times for San Antonio's River Walk

    Good times for San Antonio's River Walk
    Dining alfresco on the famed River Walk has its risks. Trust me. I know. One pleasantly temperate afternoon not long ago, while gearing up to ravage a plate of chicken enchiladas slathered in verde sauce, I unrolled my cloth napkin to fetch the...
  • Book review: 'A Secret Gift' by Ted Gup

    Book review: 'A Secret Gift' by Ted Gup
    "A Secret Gift How One Man's Kindness — and a Trove of Letters — Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression" Ted Gup Penguin Press: 368 pp., $25.95 On Dec. 18, 1933, an ad appeared in the Canton, Ohio, paper offering financial...
  • Book review: 'The Lost Prince' by Selden Edwards

    Book review: 'The Lost Prince' by Selden Edwards
    -------------------- The Lost Prince A Novel Selden Edwards Dutton: 437 pp., $26.95 -------------------- Three years ago, a first-time novelist and longtime English teacher named Selden Edwards popped up on bestseller lists with "The Little Book,"...