| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:30 AM
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear"
-- Nelson Mandela
As I continue to travel across the world relying on the kindness of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Kevin Michael Connolly, photographer and author of "Double Take: A Memoir" (HarperCollins, $14.99), can now add television personality to his resume. The 27-year-old adventurer, born without legs, is the host of the new Travel Channel series, "Armed and...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Aleksandar Hemon has been telling critically acclaimed stories for years, most notably, perhaps, in "The Lazarus Project," which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In his latest collection, "The Book...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:39 PM
A Bosnian Muslim congregation filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Des Plaines and five aldermen, alleging they violated its religious freedom when they denied permission to convert a vacant office building into a community center and Muslim house of...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power will be nominated as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by President Obama on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Power would fill the chair vacated by Susan Rice, who is moving on to become Obama's...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
CLAIM TO FAME
Marija Pikic was a 21-year-old drama student with a few professional credits when helmer-writer Aida Begic chose her to star in "Children of Sarajevo." She won the actress kudo at last year's Sarajevo fest.
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:30 PM
LONDON -- Serbia has selected Srdan Golubovic's "Circles," which won the Special Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at Sundance, as its entry for the foreign-language pic Oscar.
The film centers on the murder of Marko, a...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Confronting years of denial, Bosnian helmer Jasmila Zbanic's brave drama "For Those Who Can Tell No Tales" commemorates the more than 3,000 Bosniaks murdered during ethnic cleansing in the Visegrad area in the 1990s, especially the women tortured in...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
MADRID -- Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited!", Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," Francois Ozon's "In the House" and Joachim Ronning and Espen Sanberg's Oscar-nommed "Kon-Tiki" square off among 46 films for the 26th European Film Academy Awards in one of the...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:13 AM
In much of the world, the census is a mundane and familiar routine. In fractured Bosnia-Herzegovina, the exercise is so touchy that its people have gone uncounted for more than two decades....
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Behind the gates of bucolic Rolling Hills, where multimillion-dollar homes stretch out on roomy spreads, sits a house that is unusual even by mansion standards.
In keeping with rules that homes in the equestrian enclave be single-story, the early...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Miami Fashion Week revs up its runways March 20-23 at Miami Beach Convention Center.
The spate of catwalk shows ($50 to $500) not only puts the media spotlight on South Florida-based talent, but also designers from Latin America, the Caribbean and...