| May 7, 2013
Giulio Andreotti, the seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated Italian politics after World War II, but was tainted by accusations of Mafia ties, died in Rome on Monday after suffering from respiratory problems. He was 94.
A lawmaker who lived...
| Nov 1, 2012
Letitia Baldrige, an etiquette maven who served as social secretary to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and later wrote books and a syndicated column advising readers on good manners in contemporary America, has died. She was 86.
Baldrige died Monday at...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:33 PM
He was the overwhelming favorite in his event, so much so that U.S. sportswriters covering the 1960 Summer Olympics boasted that if Americans won just one gold medal over the rival Soviet Union at that year's Games, it would be his.
A skinny 19-year-old...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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The British government is once more trying to frustrate a major art purchase by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this time “Rembrandt Laughing,” a self-portrait from around 1628 in which...
| May 15, 2013
Ada Boni's cookbook "Il Talismano della Felicita" is considered to be the Italian "Joy of Cooking." It's easy to see why: Published in 1928, the book (which translates as "the talisman of happiness" in English) quickly became a must-have for generations...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 11:29 AM
NEW DELHI – India ratcheted up its diplomatic standoff with Rome over a shooting incident last year, issuing orders at major airports and seaports Friday that the Italian ambassador was not allowed to leave the country without permission.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Liberal humanism is a delusion, progress is a myth, and as for the efforts of humans to save the planet, you might as well ask bedbugs to save the apartment they infest. John Gray's back with another tank of cold water to dunk the deluded in, a category...
| Oct 6, 2012
If you were to invent a restaurant whose specialties include a cauliflower T-bone, you probably couldn't do any better than Superba Snack Bar. It occupies what looks like a corrugated shoe box sliced open at one end, a giant version of the dioramas you...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 2:15 PM
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,...
| Feb 26, 2013
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...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Since Pope Francis, seemingly a warm, likable man, began his papacy with a little self-deprecating joke about how the cardinals had to look "to the ends of the Earth" to find the new Bishop of Rome, it's reasonable to assume that the first non-European to...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Jarron Collins sat down with Jim Rome as part of a three-member panel to discuss the disclosure that his twin brother, NBA player Jason Collins, is gay.
Jason Collins, in an interview published last week in Sports Illustrated, became the first...