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  • So much to see and do in London

    So much to see and do in London
    LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...
  • PASSINGS: Frank Potenza, John Howard Davies, Jack Layton

    Frank Potenza Jimmy Kimmel's uncle and comic foil Frank Potenza, 77, a former New York City police officer who turned to comedy as "Uncle Frank" on his nephew Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show, died Tuesday. In a statement, ABC's"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"...
  • Readers share memories of Howey mansion's lavish grandeur

    Readers share memories of Howey mansion's lavish grandeur
    The notion that one of Lake County's displays of splendor was going to ruin needled those who have sampled its delights. And no wonder. The mansion built by citrus grower and developer William J. Howey is a gem like no other in these parts. Designed by a...
  • A new season at City Lit, including stage version of 'Peyton Place'

    City Lit, the long-standing company that specializies in literary adaptations, has announced its 2012-13 season. The company's 33rd season consists of “Frankenstein” by Bo List, adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley (opening in October);...
  • Pigs get a bum rap

    Pigs get a bum rap
    Not since reading "Charlotte's Web" in second grade have we felt such sympathy for pigs. With John Edwards grabbing headlines again (now he's facing criminal charges in connection with his Rielle Hunter affair), Dominique Strauss-Kahn getting creepier by...
  • A history of men's hairstyles

    A history of men's hairstyles
    The ancient story of Samson and Delilah shows how important a man's hairstyle can be. The tale has inspired sculptors, composers and screenwriters, and Samson's long locks are part of a long list of classic men's hairstyles. What follows is a look at...
  • Remarkable Woman: Ann Murray

    Remarkable Woman: Ann Murray
    Thanks to the indefatigable Ann Murray, Chicago enjoys a weekly gift of classical music under the world's largest Tiffany glass dome. And Al Booth's dream lives on. Those Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are the brainchild of the late, legendary Elias...
  • 100 cool places in Arizona

    100 cool places in Arizona
    Western Arizona Oatman. If it was good enough for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard on their honeymoon, Oatman should be good enough for you, although it's been 73 years since the Hollywood couple spent their honeymoon night in the allegedly haunted...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • Oprah's new book club choices are a blast from the past

    Oprah's new book club choices are a blast from the past
    On Monday's show, Oprah Winfrey announced her new book club selections for the winter: "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. While in recent years Oprah has stuck to choosing newer releases, in the past she has been known to...
  • Following Dickens' restless path

    Following Dickens' restless path
    "Charles Dickens at Home" Published in time for the bicentennial of Charles Dickens' birth next year, this handsome and richly illustrated book is a must for Dickens aficionados. Author Hilary Macaskill captures the details of Dickens' remarkable life...
  • 'The Other America' by Michael Harrington

    A new edition of Michael Harrington's "The Other America: Poverty in the United States," an eloquent appeal to the American conscience, has been published on the occasion of the book's 50th anniversary. "The Other America" is a masterpiece, a powerful...