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  • Go away with Blair Underwood

    Go away with Blair Underwood
    Fans are used to seeing Blair Underwood playing a variety of roles: a hotshot attorney ("L.A. Law"), a charismatic doctor ("Sex and the City") and a ruthless businessman ("Dirty Sexy Money"). But in the new NBC series "Ironside," Underwood tackles the...
  • Europe distilled: From bottled moonshine to sunshine

    Finishing dinner at Rome's Ristorante da Fortunato, my friend Stefano explains that his greatest joy is an after-dinner drink called grappa. I try my best to enjoy the local firewater and fail. Sipping the grappa, Stefano instructs me: "You must not be in...
  • Time travel on Rome's ancient Appian Way

    The Appian Way -- Rome's gateway to the East -- was Europe's first super highway and the wonder of its day. Built in 312 B.C., it connected Rome with Capua (near Naples), running in a straight line for much of the way. Eventually it stretched 400 miles to...
  • Alexandria, Egypt's 'Pearl of the Mediterranean'

    Alexandria, Egypt's 'Pearl of the Mediterranean'
    Most tourists in Egypt visit only Cairo and Luxor. Few visit Alexandria, just a three-hour drive away — the country’s second city, and one of the great cities of the Mediterranean. Egypt’s historical capital for almost a millennium,...
  • Rita Levi-Montalcini dies at 103; Nobel-winning scientist

    Rita Levi-Montalcini dies at 103; Nobel-winning scientist
    The human body begins as a single cell that proliferates into a few identical daughter cells which ultimately grow into billions of specialized body cells. Scientists and physicians have long recognized the pattern of this process, called differentiation,...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • Riccardo Muti: Illnesses behind him, CSO director wraps up spring residency

    Riccardo Muti: Illnesses behind him, CSO director wraps up spring residency
    "Any donkey can conduct, but to make music is difficult," Riccardo Muti told the young members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago at an open rehearsal last week at Symphony Center. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director was quoting his famous...
  • Cardinal George heads to Rome to elect new pope

    Cardinal George heads to Rome to elect new pope
    As he prepared to rush to Rome ahead of a snowstorm at home, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George said Monday that the next pope should have insight about how the Vatican operates and the ability to lead a global church. "You're talking about governance...
  • James Gandolfini dies at 51; actor starred in 'The Sopranos'

    James Gandolfini dies at 51; actor starred in 'The Sopranos'
    James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51. The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
  • Missed connection and delayed baggage: What are my rights?

    Missed connection and delayed baggage: What are my rights?
    A reader recently recounted his experience traveling from Cincinnati to Rome with his wife, including missed connections and delayed baggage. His experiences raise issues that could happen to anyone. Their tickets were with Delta Airlines from Cincinnati...
  • The pope's Rome: Where Francis, the 266th pope, will live and rule

    The pope's Rome: Where Francis, the 266th pope, will live and rule
    ROME - "SILENZIO!" says the sign just past the massive bronze doors marking the entrance to St. Mary and the Martyrs Catholic Church in Rome, one of the two or three most important churches in Christian history. The sign reminds all that this is a house...
  • Tinley Park man among 60 closer to priesthood after Mass celebrated by cardinals

    Tinley Park man among 60 closer to priesthood after Mass celebrated by cardinals
    ROME -- Chicago's Cardinal Francis George celebrated mass with other American cardinals this morning elevating more than 60 seminarians to acolytes in the church, including a young man of Middle Eastern descent from Tinley Park. Khalil Hattar, 25,...