| Sep 16, 2010
The old image of looking for a needle in a haystack doesn't even come close to the realities of modern life. Simply put, the world is drowning in data. Every item scanned at every grocery store, every keystroke made on every website, every transaction...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 8:58 AM
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, former head of the Bauhaus School of Design and a recent emigrant from Nazi Germany, was to be honored this evening on his appointment as director of the Armour Institute of Technology's department of architecture. But at a...
| Sep 17, 2009
Generations entering college have never known a life that didn't include recycling and to keep up with their environmental mindset schools are greening up not only the curriculum but their campuses as well.
Mark Olson, dean of enrollment at North Park...
| Oct 3, 2009
Venice is home to a lot of extravagant architecture, whether it's Frank Gehry's playful deconstructions or Franklin Israel's experiments in postmodern collage. Yet even in such environs, Robert Choeff and Krystyan Keck's home on Cabrillo Avenue stands...
| Apr 4, 2010
In Chicago they build things right -- and that goes for dance companies. In January, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago displayed its artistic vitality in Los Angeles with its splendid staging of Frederick Ashton's postwar masterpiece " Cinderella" at the...
| Sep 27, 2008
RENZO PIANO'S original concept for the new California Academy of Sciences building in Golden Gate Park was elegantly simple: Slice out a huge, rectangular section of the park landscape, lift it 36 feet into the air and slide a new piece of architecture...
| May 20, 2008
At the Manas grocery store and restaurant on Vermont Avenue near USC, graduate students from Mumbai and New Delhi stop by late at night to pick up a batch of malai kofta, vegetable dumplings, to fuel their engineering study sessions.
Or they may sit down...
| Jun 30, 2008
CALIFORNIANS who use hands-free cellular devices while driving may be doing themselves a favor in the long run.
That's because scientists still can't say with certainty that placing a cellphone against the head is completely safe, especially for heavy...
| Mar 3, 2008
| 11:59 AM
A single phone call in 2000 changed everything for Craig Robinson.
It came from newly hired Northwestern men's basketball coach Bill Carmody and eventually led to Robinson, a Mt. Carmel graduate, joining the Wildcats' staff as an assistant.
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
(Chicago Tribune photo by Milbert O. Brown.) by John McCormick Appearing in Chicago instead of Iowa this morning, Sen. Barack Obama offered his sympathies for victims of Midwest flooding and pledged to help them rebuild. "We'll work to ensure......
| Apr 5, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Air Force Lt. Robin Chaurasiya (right) recalls being summoned to a meeting with her commanding officer at Scott Air Force Base near downstate Belleville last year. He read to her a copy of an e-mail that had come to his......
| Apr 20, 2010
| 4:32 PM
In case you missed it, this story -- Air Force, in reversal, will discharge lesbian officer -- updates my April 6 column What happened to the U.S. Air Force lesbian who `told'? Don't ask. Reversing an earlier decision, the Air......