| Jan 10, 2011
| 12:10 PM
REDLANDS ( KTLA) -- Police are stepping up security around Redlands schools as students return Monday from a tumultuous winter break that saw two of their fellow classmates killed.
Schools that will see increased police presence are Redlands, Citrus...
| Feb 6, 2011
The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word
Oxford University Press: 211 pp., $18.95
Is there another word as supple as "OK"?
Those two letters, side by side, separated (or not) by periods — they answer so many...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 7:30 AM
It was back to class for Chicago public school students today -- but that often meant late to work for their parents.
While classes resumed after two days, there was no bus service for 24,000 of the system's 409,000 students. At least half those students...
| May 7, 2012
| 7:15 AM
The musical "Once" and Stephen Karam's play "Sons of the Prophet" took the top honors at the Lucille Lortel Awards in New York on Sunday. The awards recognize excellence in off-Broadway productions and are presented by the League of Off-Broadway...
| May 27, 2012
We're at a loss to explain two things: Why JPMorgan Chase took a $2 billion bath on risky trades, and how the Chicago Cubs can maintain such futility, holding the worst record in the National League. It appears to be high season for lowliness, with both...
| May 29, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Most folks think of Memorial Day as the day that kicks off summer or the day that the great-American-hot dog notches its first outdoor cooking of the year. For those that commemorate the holiday with solemn remembrances of Our war-dead this is mostly...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:08 AM
The Orlando Sentinel has ranked all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country. We’ll take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 120 to our projected No. 1 team. We will not be including the four teams the NCAA...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Governor Rick Snyder has declared Thursday, January 26 as Michigan Statehood Day, in honor of the state's 175th birthday.
Michigan entered statehood on January 26, 1837 after President Andrew Jackson signed the bill that admitted Michigan as the 26th...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:46 PM
After Tuesday, Floridians won't have to put up with Republican politics until August when the GOP rolls into Tampa for its convention. But in the meantime, Florida voters are making their marks at the polls, and the smart money says the real race is...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 3:31 PM
Great band name.
Go here to AltPress.com to listen to a track called "Hate, Rain on Me" from their forthcoming album Knife Man. They're playing at the Heirloom Arts Theater in Danbury on Sept. 30.
If THAT'S not enough AJJ to fill your day: here's a...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 8:03 AM
In June, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Indiana’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, will unveil the newly revitalized 1836 Prairietown. The 19th century living pioneer village will offer guests the opportunity to experience history in a whole...
| Sep 2, 2011
Under its new artistic director Michael Weber, Porchlight Music Theatre is going to concentrate on this pithy and concise mission: "American Musicals. Chicago Style."
So what, exactly, does that mean?
"Well," Weber said in an interview earlier this...