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  • Flood victims left to gather the remnants

    Two days after she and her young sons left their eastern Baltimore County house in a boat, Lakeesha King still didn't think it was safe to go back yesterday. So she kept her family -- 4-year-old Antonio, 10-year-old Marcus, her sister and her grandfather...
  • Maxine Kumin dies at 88; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

    Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor. His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...
  • Greg Schwem: Thou shalt play nice when playing Words With Friends

    I have recently begun playing Words With Friends, the online letter game that is addictive, infuriating and biblical, all at the same time. The latter is true because success in the game seems to be driven via Matthew 7:12: "Do to others as you would...
  • Move over, acai: Latest 'superfruits' aim to make a nutritional mark

     Move over, acai: Latest 'superfruits' aim to make a nutritional mark
    Nailing down the latest superfruit in vogue can be an elusive goal, a quest largely driven by modern marketing and, quite possibly, producers of television's "The Dr. Oz Show." Origins in advertising, not science, complicate the matter: The term...
  • Taking the Kids: When they are all grown up in the fall

    Taking the Kids: When they are all grown up in the fall
    It's called fishing, not catching. That must be why I'm not catching anything, though I'm standing in one of the premiere fly-fishing spots in Colorado — the Roaring Fork River on the edge of Aspen (http://www.aspenchamber.com). It is picture-...
  • Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine police blotter: Feb. 11

    Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine police blotter: Feb. 11
    The following items were taken from police reports: Arlington Heights •Several items of jewelry valued together at $900 and various antique silver serving pieces were reported missing from a home in the 1300 block of North Luther Lane after the...
  • Playing board games during holidays causes fights, study shows

    Playing board games during holidays causes fights, study shows
    Many families may use time during the holidays to sit down together and play a board game.  But be forewarned, that may lead to a family argument. New research reveals more than half of families that play board games this holiday season will fight...
  • David Mitchell on autism, expectations and 'The Reason I Jump'

    David Mitchell on autism, expectations and 'The Reason I Jump'
    David Mitchell, whose complex novel “Cloud Atlas” was adapted into a film last year, has quietly hit bestseller lists again as one of three authors of “The Reason I Jump.” He shares credit with KA Yoshida and young Japanese...
  • Bloopers

     
    My column today is about media bloopers, including one of my own doozies, and it includes a blooper photo sent to me by a reader. I threw it in again at the bottom. It's a Walgreens sign board that says,......
  • Words with Friends spells e-a-t-s t-i-m-e

    Don't tempt me. Put it away. I have resisted Pong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. I have scoffed at Asteroids, Donkey Kong and entire generations of Game Boys. Put it away. Shut it off. I'm serious. Don't tempt me.... I have...
  • Words With Friends teaching yutz new tricks

    Words With Friends teaching yutz new tricks
    My mom's late Auntie Beth was the best Scrabble player I ever saw. She routinely beat everyone in the family well into her 90s. An avid crossword solver, she knew words I never heard of, and she was a great strategist to boot. At her big 100th...
  • Stand-up Scene: From sex to work, the 'Big Five' topics of comedy

    Stand-up Scene: From sex to work, the 'Big Five' topics of comedy
    In Africa, the term "Big Five" refers to a quintet of animals heavily sought after for viewing by tourists on a safari circuit. In the local stand-up scene, I notice a "big five" of topics that crop up frequently in a comic's repertoire: sex, drugs,...