| Dec 19, 2007
| 8:11 AM
It was instantly dubbed "the long count." And it has been recounted in tales both true and tall since the heavyweight championship fight this night at Soldier Field.
Amid a screaming crowd of 104,943 spectators, reporters at ringside said it took...
| Jan 4, 2008
THIS JUST IN: With Iowa caucus results still ringing in the chilly air and a nation's wary eyes turning to the New Hampshire primaries, here's a political traveler's sketch of the landscape there -- with a late-breaking update. Though this story first ran...
| Mar 25, 2010
| 9:41 AM
Loved Dave Barry's Colonoscopy Journal! Read it here!
| Dec 13, 2009
As our first national ambassador of young people's literature, I am pleased to report that the world of children's books is rocking.
My job for the last two years has been to raise national awareness of the importance of kids' books and to promote the...
| Sep 5, 2009
One had to relive eighth grade. Another grew a beard so long and unruly it became more famous than its wearer. Yet another got to meet Richard Simmons on a cruise ship and was ranted at by a whole raft of motivational speakers.
They're not professional...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 12:22 PM
In the mind of Ridley Pearson, Disney villains have plans to take over the world, "it's a small world" dolls are their henchmen, there's a jail beneath Pirates of the Caribbean and mysteries are solved by kids who turn into holograms after the theme parks...
| May 1, 2011
Humorist Dave Barry does not mince words when referring to his cruciferous childhood nemesis: "We kids feared many things in those days — werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday school — but they all paled in comparison to Brussels...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 5:42 PM
By Scott Turow
Grand Central Publishing, 416 pages, $27.99
"I found there is real poetry in the ways people can't help making the same mistakes. I have learned to never be surprised when people don't change." - Scott Turow
By Rick Kogan,...
| Jul 29, 2010
John Callahan, the quadriplegic cartoonist whose famously politically incorrect humor generated both praise and criticism, has died. He was 59.
Callahan died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Ore., after undergoing surgery and treatment...
| Sep 16, 2010
Edwin Newman, known to several generations of television viewers as the dry-witted NBC reporter and commentator who covered coronations and assassinations and wrote two bestselling books on Americans' mangling of the English language, has died. He was 91....
| Mar 2, 2011
Almost half a century ago, in an epiphanic moment of marketing genius, Kellogg's is credited with inventing the Pop-Tart. Your very own individually wrapped piece of pie. In a toaster.
Since that happy occasion, the Pop-Tart has become a part, literally,...