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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Popular Holiday Apps for Kids

    Popular Holiday Apps for Kids
    Christine Taylor, Digital Platform Manager for Fox CT and The Hartford Courant, is providing the following suggestions for holiday-related apps that your kids will love! *FaceTime Call or Video Chat with Santa For the kids who get a little freaked out...
  • 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...
  • Rome Film Review: 'Gods Behaving Badly'

    The Greek gods always behaved badly, but in producer Marc Turtletaub's remarkably feeble helming debut, they're merely insipid, despite a heaven-sent cast grossly squandered on the kind of bland comedy reminiscent of 1970s TV series like "Love, American...
  • Christmas shopping guide: Running list of deals Dec. 6-8

    Christmas shopping guide: Running list of deals Dec. 6-8
    We are officially in the mad dash toward Christmas Day. To help you navigate the endless promotional materials and discount news, I will post a running list of deals every weekend through Christmas with help from the bargain hunters at crazytowndeals....
  • Chuck Foley dies at 82; co-invented Twister party game

    Chuck Foley, whose Twister party game brought shoeless strangers achingly close to one another and made even the most spirited rounds of Scrabble seem comparatively tame, has died. He was 82. The inventor, who held 97 patents, died July 1 in a care...
  • 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...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. --- As the person in my family least fond of Scrabble, I resonated deeply......