| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Despite what you might have heard, it's not impossible to be a vegan in Chicago.
"It's much easier than most people think it is," said Annie Fosnacht, a 35-year-old Edgewater resident vying to be PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door.
Fosnacht and fellow...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Chicago's a city not exactly known for its healthy eating habits, something Edgewater resident Annie Fosnacht is hoping to change.
"You don't ever come across a vegan that goes ‘oh dude, this sucks,' " the 35-year-old said. "We want to share...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Before we get to a discussion of loons, which are worthwhile animals, it is necessary to again mention another category.
That is because on Sunday, while discussing the traumatic (to humans and other innocent creatures) dining habits of pit bulls, I...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:37 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — "Ook na how tuk," Verna Dommek cheerily said in Inupiaq, the language of the Inupiat people, who live north of the Arctic Circle, scattered across Alaska's barren permafrost.
Dommek, an Inupiat, then explained in English that...
| Feb 17, 2013
Gail Vacca can pinpoint exactly when her love for horses began.
She was 4, on a family vacation in New Jersey, and her horse-loving grandfather asked her if she wanted a pony ride.
"I still remember it," says Vacca, founder and president of the...
| Feb 3, 2013
Do you ever wish for the simple Super Bowl days, the Super Bowls involving gerbils?
I'm talking only a few years ago, when the game had nothing to do with deer antler spray and the TV spots didn't involve white Jamaican racial politics and German...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"Going so soon? I wouldn't hear of it. Why my little party's just beginning."
— Wicked Witch of the West, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
The Wicked Witch never invites me to her parties. When you can't get an invitation from...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Opens Sunday, March 17 , through March 23, at the Cinestudio in Hartford, at Trinity College, cinestudio.org
Members of PETA might not want to watch Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, the new documentary by Dmitry...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Governors visit businesses in other states all the time, usually in low-key meetings that aren't publicized. But that's not how they roll in Texas, and Gov. Rick Perry is letting everyone know he's on his way to New York and Connecticut next week to...
| Jun 4, 2013
Perhaps NRA should support national sales tax
To the editor:
About 30 years ago, under the cry of “no parole,” “no probation” and “three strikes, you’re out,” the legislature of California passed laws to make...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Cosmetics made with ingredients tested on animals is no longer allowed in the European Union, under a ban that took effect Monday.
The European Commission, the governing body for the 27-country EU, said in a statement that the new rule “is in line...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The Anchorage Fire Department was awarded the "Compassionate Fire Department Award" by the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals after saving the lives of 10 pets from an apartment fire on Government Hill, January 10.