| Sep 3, 2013
— The last Illinois survivor of a mostly forgotten World War II prisoner-of-war saga lives in a white farmhouse 7 miles north of town.
Retired from grain farming since 1988, Alva Moss, 89, walks a narrow road, mows his lawn and plays tennis for...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:51 PM
If you're a fan of traditional mystery plots like those portrayed on the TV show "Murder She Wrote," then "Death of a Second Wife," by Hampton resident Maria Hudgins is right up your darkened alley.
Hudgins, a former high school science teacher, has...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Christina Rivera hates to see food go to waste, so she is cracking down at her Silver Lake restaurant.
Rivera began weighing the trash generated by Gobi Mongolian BBQ House with an eye toward shrinking the pile of scraps, peels and other organic...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:30 PM
LONDON -- Altitude Film Sales has closed international distribution deals on 14 films, including "Big Game," an action adventure starring Samuel L. Jackson as the U.S. President.
"Big Game," which is written and directed by Jalmari Helander ("Rare...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
While the countries of southern Europe struggle with financial instability, those living in northern Europe are in stronger shape, thanks to their ability to produce more while consuming less. It remains to be seen to what degree they will continue to...
| Dec 17, 2013
"Skiing is expensive," starts a new posting at Outside Online (http://www.outsideonline.com). Just in case you didn't already know. But Outside Online, along with several other sources of ski information, is right there with places to look for the best...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:24 PM
BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous.
At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:57 PM
It's official—only seven more shopping days until Christmas, eight if you count today. If you're scrambling to find last-minute gifts, consider books by local authors. We've focused in recent months on popular genres, but this week I'd like to share...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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 --...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:21 PM
With the recent statement by Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. that the federal government will not prosecute people for marijuana offenses as long as they are acting within the laws of their states, it is simply a question of time before the entire "war...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Berlin-based sales company Films Boutique has closed several deals on Polish film "Floating Skyscrapers," which won the best film award in the East of the West section in Karlovy Vary Film Festival last week, after having its world premiere in Tribeca....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:30 AM
ROME -- The 66th Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a promisingly diverse lineup, comprising a greater number of established international auteurs, along with newcomers, and also crowdpleasers such as Richard Curtis-helmed time-travel romcom "About Time,"...