| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:38 AM
Read Across America Day is coming up on Friday, March 1, in honor of classic children's author Dr. Seuss' birthday.
It's an event designed to bring awareness of the importance of reading to children, and getting them excited about books.
| Mar 5, 2013
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This is a column about — wait for it — waiting, specifically about how much better waiting has become in recent years. It is also an...
| Mar 31, 2013
Good things hardly ever happen to homeless men. They live in all sorts of places, some under viaducts and bridges, others in cardboard boxes, in fields or under trees in the summertime.
But this is about a homeless man and a good thing.
He lives in...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The message itself was simple: "I was so alone and then I got your package," it read. "Thank you so much. I love the books. Thank you and God bless." Yet there was something about the handwriting, a delicate and elegant script, that moved Megan Bernard to...
| Aug 17, 2010
James J. Kilpatrick, a nationally syndicated columnist whose strongly conservative viewpoints on politics, law and language appeared in hundreds of newspapers over the last five decades and made him a popular, even parodied, television pundit, died Sunday...
| Jun 2, 2010
Chris Haney, a former Canadian journalist whose fascination with entertaining, barely useful tidbits of information led him to co-create the bestselling board game Trivial Pursuit, died Monday in Toronto. He was 59.
He had been in poor health the last...
| Sep 4, 2011
When he was in high school, Frederick A. Fay would shoot baskets for hours in his Bethesda, Md., backyard. Then, before heading inside, he might execute a routine of flips on a trapeze.
That was his intention one day toward the end of his junior year...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
In Is Nutter kidding with this bet? Philadelphia News columnist Stu Bykofsky writes: As a Philadelphian, I'm red-faced about the excruciatingly lame stakes put up by Mayor Nutter in his Stanley Cup championship bet with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley........
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:22 PM
I wrote some weeks ago about my new smart phone, a Droid Razr Maxx. I love this thing, even though it subsequently conked out on me and I was informed I had somehow damaged the internal screen, requiring me to......
| Apr 20, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 22 - 28 in PDF format TV listings for the week of April 22 - 28 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies CBS This......
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The Woman’s Club of Evanston’s (WCE) annual benefit show, “Working Nine to W(h)ine…It’s Five O’clock Somewhere,” runs March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17. …...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you're a regular reader of this space, then the chances are pretty good that you're a serious political junkie. You follow the headlines. You read the blogs. And you search for meaning in even......