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  • Simply beastly weather

    Simply beastly weather
    Never mind that snow leopards are supposed to revel in this weather. This one, recently arrived from San Antonio, ventured outside for a minute into the snow and ran back into his enclosure. "He is a Texas boy, and he just hates it," said one of his...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • John Graves dies at 92; one of Texas' most celebrated authors

    Author John Graves, whose 1960 book "Goodbye to a River" and authentic depictions of rural Texas made him one of the state's most celebrated and beloved writers, has died. He was 92. Graves died Wednesday at the home he called Hard Scrabble near Glen...
  • How a demon iPad stole my summer vacation

    I plan to remember this year's vacation season with just two words: Never again. Never again, that is, will I take all my technology along. The Internet has ruined summer vacations. When I first visited my in-laws' cabin in Ontario's north woods 35...
  • There be dragons: 'Of Dice and Men' explores the story of D&D

    There be dragons:  'Of Dice and Men' explores the story of D&D
    In the early 1970s, three guys in the Midwest invented a genuinely new kind of game. David Wesely, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson were all fascinated by complicated tabletop war simulations; Wesely was the one who revolutionized game-play when he asked...
  • Kids Read & Write Program reviews: Week one

    Kids Read & Write Program reviews: Week one
    This summer, Printers Row Journal invited kids ages 5-16 to submit reviews of their favorite summer reads. Here’s what young writers had to say. Watch for more in the coming weeks. "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton I read "The Outsiders." Ponyboy...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...