| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:27 AM
It might be premature to compare the “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” franchise with the long-running “Law & Order” franchise, but the similarities are there. Both NBC franchises were created by legendary producer Dick...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Evanston runner John Schroeder had just finished the Boston Marathon when he heard what sounded like pieces of construction equipment falling off a building. Yet he didn't believe it when someone said the race course had been bombed.
Who, he thought,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:27 PM
James Taylor tried something new before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night: a sort of mash-up of the real national anthem and the unofficial one, "America the Beautiful." Alas, not on purpose, it appears.
The folk-pop icon took to the mike...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder has been on psychiatry's books for just 23 years, and before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, no one ever entertained the possibility that watching disturbing images of trauma on TV could give rise to the disorder....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
One of the strangest scenes to come out of the Boston Marathon bombings is the discomfiting image of an angry Zubeidat Tsarnaev defending her two sons, the dead and the living.
As a parent, I can understand the strong and conflicting emotions one would...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Charles Manson's girlfriend can't be too happy about this. She's all like "Charlie and I are going to get married." But Charlie's all like, No, we're not.
Meanwhile, all the single guys on planet Earth are like: "Charles Manson has a girlfriend?!?"...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:03 AM
As he sat in a tattoo artist's chair a few days after the Boston Marathon bombing having a line-drawing of the city's skyline inked onto his arm, Christopher Padgett looked at the people around him and got an idea.
The crowd at Good Mojo Tattoo in the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that Sunday’s Chicago Marathon will remain an enjoyable event for runners and spectators despite beefed up security in response to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Emanuel today pointed to the success of other large lakefront...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:53 AM
A Virginia mother has told several media outlets that there was nothing wrong with her decision to dress her 7-year-old son as a Ku Klux Klan member for Halloween since it's a tradition in her family.
This is just another story in a long line of...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The 48-page report from Connecticut’s state attorney on last year’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has been released, and it’s full of horrifying details.
Among other things, writes The Times’ Tina Susman, the 20-year-...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:09 AM
A 22-year-old woman who dressed as a Boston Marathon bombing victim for Halloween has been flooded with threats of rape and murder after she posted a photo of the costume on social media, Buzzfeed reports.
Alicia Ann Lynch, of Michigan, posted a photo...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sports memories can be fleeting and easily dissolvable, sort of like cotton candy. The events of 2013 likely won't be remembered in 100 years, but what if we created a sports time capsule, and put in items representing the year in sports? We could bury it...