| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews:
"Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel" by Sherill Tippins; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (480 pages, $30)
Before Patti Smith, before Allen Ginsberg,...
| Dec 11, 2013
A North Shore nonprofit is helping children with disabilities overcome obstacles through boxing.
Over the past three years, Glenview-based Jordan's Corner has been offering free boxing classes to children between 7 and 16 years old with different...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Since her best-selling debut novel, "Gods in Alabama" (2005), Joshilyn Jackson has carved out a niche for herself as a chronicler of the New South. In her books — including "Between, Georgia" (2006), "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" (2008), "Backseat...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:21 AM
The recent report issued by Danbury State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III may not be the definitive account of the Newtown shootings of nearly one year ago, but the 48-page document is worth reading. Perhaps not so much for what it finds as it what...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Three words scream out from a storybook 10-year-old Adam Lanza wrote as a fifth-grader.
"Let's hurt children."
The young Lanza put those words in the mouth of Dora the Beserker (sic), one of the homicidal characters included in "The Big Book of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Adam Lanza acted alone in planning and carrying out the massacre of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, but an 11-month investigation could not determine a motive in the second-deadliest mass shooting in U.S....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:20 AM
On Sept. 29, Harford County residents gathered at The Highlands School in Bel Air for the first Sprout Film Festival, which starred and shared the stories of people living with autism, Asperger's syndrome, Down syndrome and other disabilities.
| Oct 13, 2013
Early on in “The Rosie Project,” 19 children punch the air shouting “Aspies rule!” It's a first clue that Graeme Simsion's sweetly disarming debut novel will change the way you think about Asperger's syndrome.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:20 AM
My dating life for the past few years has been hit-or-miss. Not only in trying to find that special partner, but also trying to conquer some life obstacles. A big reason is that I have Asperger's syndrome. Even though I've been more outgoing than ever...
| Sep 22, 2013
The breathtaking, disturbing, monumental artwork and writings of Henry Darger (1892-1973), a previously unknown and reclusive Chicago hospital janitor, were found shortly after he moved out of his apartment and into a nursing home. The works detail a...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:55 PM
She is 46, a teacher, wife, mother — and prisoner in her own home.
In the past two years, she has called Orlando police 39 times, whenever her son has turned violent. At 19, his 250-pound body — with a third-grader's maturity —...