| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:59 AM
Near the conclusion of her harrowing journey across colonial Australia and New Zealand, title character Sarah Thornhill understands, "I'd lived in a cosy place made of secrets and lies. Now I was in another country, and its climate had no mercy."...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Pumice, the lightweight stone used to smooth skin, is usually found in beauty salons, but on Thursday sailors from New Zealand's Royal Navy found nearly 10,000 square miles of the lava rock bobbing on the surface of the South Pacific Ocean.
| Feb 29, 2012
Christine Ballentine is a loyal US Airways customer, and she has been saving up her frequent-flyer miles for a trip to France this summer. But turning them into a ticket hasn't been easy.
"US Airways is telling me that they have flights into Nice but...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Let's exlore all varieties of sexuality this week, shall we?
Topp Twins the Movie: Untouchable Girls at the Unitarian Church in Westport. Fri., March 9, 7:30 p.m. These lesbian twin sisters (awesome) from New Zealand (awesome) like to yodel (awesome)....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:58 PM
The first of the two-day New Zealand in L.A. festival at REDCAT on Wednesday night featured eight chamber and solo works by Kiwi composers, none with much of an international reputation, and a renowned performer on Maori instruments, Richard Nunns. The...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:23 PM
In Thursday's Dining section, we profile Three Floyds brewery, or, more specifically, the frenzy, mania and hysteria that have coalesced to create what is known in craft beer circles as "The cult of Three Floyds." (See the story here.)
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:16 PM
This Wednesday, thanks to the good folks at the Northwest Chicago Film Society, a John Ford film that hasn't been shown in Chicago since 1927 returns to the big screen. This "lovable mutt" of a comedy, as described by the NCFS' Kyle Westphal, is called...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Not only did I recently complete a 10-day trip with a mere three pairs of underwear, but by the end of those 10 days, no one seemed to mind sitting next to me. The trick: None of the underwear was made of cotton.
Similarly, I have taken extensive...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 4:34 PM
An emperor penguin named Happy Feet has been released after mysteriously washing up on shore in New Zealand. Happy Feet required extensive veterinary care before he could be returned to the ocean....
| Aug 23, 2010
| 9:42 AM
Have you ever wondered what your business would look like from a digital perspective? Well, now you can see your own "digital building" on Google Maps. Share | If you are looking to expand your business by drawing more people in, you can now have a...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 4:32 PM
By Ryan Berenz Follow @ChannelGuideRAB Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., is the site of Thoroughbred racing’s season-ending Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the richest two days in sports with more than $26 million in purses. Last year...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Four Chinese soldiers stole a rifle and deserted their base, leading authorities on a manhunt through northeastern China that ended with three of them shot dead. By Chinese standards, the case was unusually public and exposed the possibility of...