| May 20, 1994
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, the most elegant, cultured yet tragic First Lady of the modern era, died Thursday night of cancer. She was 64.
At her side in her spacious 5th Avenue apartment were her daughter, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, 36; her...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Halfway through reading Paul Elie's "Reinventing Bach," I suddenly got dizzy. An earthquake? All-purpose angst? Or could it be that composer Johann Sebastian Bach was working as an agent of transcendence on me, as he did on this sincere author?
| Apr 23, 2012
| 7:26 PM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The walls around Old San Juan are tall and very imposing.
They are as tall as 42 feet and as thick as 45 feet at the base, 2 feet at the top. The muralla or city wall features two walls of sandstone blocks, filled with sand,...
| Jun 4, 2010
The capital of Puerto Rico, the city of San Juan Bautista, is like a big pirate trunk filled to the brim with treasures for cruise passengers. Founded by the legendary explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, who arrived with 300 settlers in 1519 and who served as...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Fifty years ago Thursday, President John F. Kennedy told the world that “the torch had been passed to a new generation of Americans” whom he challenged to “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:41 PM
Parents whose children attend one of several Chicago Public Schools slated to close due to low-performance were speaking out Thursday.
At Pablo Casals on Chicago’s West Side, where CPS has proposed a turnaround, parents rallied, saying the...
| Mar 19, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mike Dorning Desiree Rogers once made millionaires of a lucky few everyday people. Now she plans to give Americans dinner invitations to the White House. Rogers, a svelte, stylish Chicago business executive and socialite -- and a former Illinois......