| Oct 18, 2010
| 4:52 PM
Ryan Buell was talking about ghosts before it was cool to be a ghost hunter.
Or so he said sitting in the 3rd floor lobby of the Omni Hotel in Chicago.
"It is not just an interesting hobby for me, it's my life" Buell said. "It didn't help me with the...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 10:56 AM
"85A" By Kyle Thomas Smith Bascom Hill Publishing Group, 223 pages, 14.95
At first, Seamus O'Grady, the protagonist of "85A," is really hard to like. He swears like a sailor and seems annoyed by everything and everyone around him.
But slowly, as pages...
| Aug 17, 2010
On their next visit to the pediatrician, parents of adolescent boys may be asked if they want their sons to get an expensive vaccine they've never before considered—the HPV shot.
Recently approved for boys, the three-dose immunization has been...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:06 PM
It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner.
For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
| Aug 28, 2011
Cornelius Osborne may not seem like baby-sitting material.
He was convicted of raping two women. A succession of felonies, from robbery to failing to register as a sex offender, repeatedly sent him to prison, state records show.
But over more than two...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 4:41 PM
"The Sunday Papers" radio show, hosted by Tribune reporter Rick Kogan, will feature David Royko, author of "Royko in Love: Mike's Letters to Carol" from 8 to 9 a.m. during the 6:30 to 9 a.m. broadcast on WGN-AM 720.
The Teen Volume book...
| Jun 9, 2011
The best crime sagas are stories sparked by the thrill of shortsighted dreams that ultimately lead to a violent, messy end.
Congolese writer-producer-director Djo Tunda Wa Munga's feature debut "Viva Riva!" is one such gangster drama, a nastily...
| Jan 27, 2011
It's the way that we talk that fascinates Ralph Keyes. The words we choose to express the hurtful, the bawdy and what we perceive as shameful are of particular interest — because those are the subjects society feels the need to cover up.
| Sep 5, 2010
Robert Schimmel, a critically acclaimed comedian who made audiences squirm and then laugh with X-rated explorations of sexuality and vulnerability usually drawn from his own life, has died. He was 60.
Schimmel died Friday at a Phoenix hospice from...
| Aug 10, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes vaginal dryness, and how is it treated?
ANSWER: Vaginal dryness, or inadequate vaginal lubrication, can occur at any age. However, the problem is most common for women during and after menopause.
Symptoms of vaginal dryness...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 9:34 AM
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Hall of Fame NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor was sentenced to six years probation during a court hearing Tuesday after pleading guilty to sexual misconduct with an underage girl.
Taylor, who pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Shaun Gayle acknowledged from the witness stand this morning that he had sex with Marni Yang the night before she allegedly killed another woman who was carrying his baby.
The former Chicago Bears player, who so far has been questioned only by...