| May 30, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Did you hear former Soviet Statesman, Mikhail Gorbachev, died? Well, he didn't!
If you use Twitter as your primary news source, you may've thought he had. The Gorbachev death rumor showed up on Prime Minister of Sweden, Fredrik Reinfeldt's, Twitter feed....
| Nov 17, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Chicago will host the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates this spring.
The summit, the first to be held in North America, will at the University of Illinois at Chicago April 23-25.
The event is expected...
| Feb 12, 2012
1 Melanin, the pigment that gives color to skin (and eyes) is produced in cells called melanocytes. Every person has about the same number of these cells, regardless of race, but those with darker skin have larger cells that produce more pigment....
| Aug 21, 2011
Michael Jordan giving up basketball to play baseball.
"The Brady Bunch" adding a cute little kid, cousin Oliver, to boost sagging ratings.
Celebrities who name their babies "Banjo," "Apple," "Facebook," "Moxie Crimefighter" or "Bronx Mowgli."
| Apr 22, 2012
| 5:10 AM
Offering an historical footnote Saturday to one of the most memorable lines of the Cold War, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev confessed Saturday that he was underwhelmed when President Ronald Reagan demanded in 1987 that he “..tear...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 7:32 PM
Former President Jimmy Carter opened the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Monday with a challenge to young people to stand up against unnecessary wars and hold the U.S. government accountable for making preemptive strikes.
“For the last 60...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Nobel Peace Laureates closed their summit in Chicago Wednesday by appealing to the world’s youth to pursue a better future. Meanwhile, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama added that the future of the relationship between Tibetans and the Chinese is...
| Sep 17, 2008
For more than a century, vineyards that blanket rolling uplands here in Russia's prime winemaking region have been afflicted by a Soviet maxim long ago branded into the minds of local vintners.
More is better.The Soviet Union was the world's fourth...
| Jan 24, 2008
In her new book, "Memo to the President Elect" (HarperCollins, 328 pages, $26.95), former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright makes no secret of her belief that President Bush has eroded America's reputation among even its closest allies.
| Aug 18, 2010
The concluding volume in the magisterial historical tetralogy Richard Rhodes calls "The Making of the Nuclear Age" bears a weighty subtitle that hints at its somewhat discursive nature.
"The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and...
| Nov 8, 2009
We make fun of Nostradamus and numerologists, but give editors an anniversary and the floodgates open. We're anniversary-ologists, as USA Today might say. Unfortunately, trying to take the pulse of what happened in Eastern Europe in 1989 is more complex...
| Jul 26, 2007
Members of the Los Angeles fashion community converged on the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood last night to find out (as Heidi Klum might say) "who's in and who's out" of the running for the third annual L.A. Fashion Awards
And even though The Mirror'...