| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Jack W. Germond, the portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV's "The McLaughlin Group," has died. He was 85.
Germond died Wednesday morning at his home in Charles Town, W.Va. of...
| Sep 27, 2012
Jerome Horwitz, a medical researcher at Wayne State University in Detroit, had spent more than a decade developing a drug he hoped would work against cancer. But the compound failed to help the lab mice he tested it on, so in 1970 he "dumped it on the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:14 AM
On the 30th anniversary of what would become one of the the most landmark events to ever happen to Miss America, the Internet is buzzing again about one of its contestants.
30 years ago, Vanessa Williams became the first black woman to win the pageant,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Duchess Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, joined husband Prince William on Friday for their first joint appearance since debuting the royal baby, Prince George.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Ring of Fire race in Anglesey, Wales,...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Angelina and Brad, Kate and William, Hillary and Bill. We can't stop looking, and wondering — what's the magic? While People magazine and the tabloids have their tawdry approaches, distinguished historian William H. Chafe has a different angle. By...
| Aug 1, 2013
What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
I think of that great, golden era in my 20s when I lived in Andersonville, on the North Side, in a dark garden apartment full of spiders that flooded whenever it rained. I had just published my first poem,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:26 AM
By his late 30s, Eli Sapharti weighed almost 300 pounds. Every day, he smoked two packs of cigarettes, drank two liters of soda and "ate like crap."
He always resolved to get fit, joining gyms and working out a few times. But then he'd quit because...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Quick, what do a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” reunion, Adam Lambert and the Mexican electronica band Kinky have in common?
CAN WE BE FRANK?
If you are one of those people who struggle to understand the allure of “The Rocky Horror...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Lamar Odom, the "Khloe & Lamar" star better known as a professional basketball player, has checked into rehab, according to a report out late Wednesday.
[Updated, 12:50 p.m. Sept. 5: Odom may not be in rehab, according to TMZ, which came out Thursday...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Shellie Zimmerman and her attorney stepped into the spotlight of her husband's notoriety Wednesday — and it was harsh on her lawyer, Kelly Sims.
In a news conference outside his Orlando office, Sims was rambling and full of references: George...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
First lady Michelle Obama, in town to spotlight school career programs, took a side trip with her daughters to a Beyonce concert at the United Center Wednesday night.
A motorcade carrying Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, was escorted into...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:39 AM
It may surprise those who remember Emo Philips from his white-hot 1980s days to learn that Downers Grove's favorite son is still performing stand-up comedy and, at 56, still doing it the same way: as a sort of querulous, bowl-cut man-child squeaking out...