| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:54 AM
For me one of life’s great joys is meeting someone new with a story to tell. That happened again for me while on vacation in Central Europe, a part of the world I have always wanted to see and at least get a small taste of its remarkable history,...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Richard Madden knows how lucky he is that “Game of Thrones” executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss didn’t follow George R.R. Martin’s "A Song of Ice and Fire" books exactly for Season 2 of the HBO hit.
If they had, he...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Philip Winchester and Amanda Mealing recognized the strange coincidence Thursday that they were doing press for their series "Strike Back" on the day Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed.
In the Cinemax action drama, they play members of a secret...
| Sep 26, 2010
| 4:32 PM
THEATER REVIEW: "She Loves Me" â
Through Nov. 21 at Writersâ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe; Running Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes; Tickets: 847-242-600 or www.writerstheatre.orgYou might not know Hungarian-American playwright Miklos Laszlo or...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Angelina Jolie has gotten the green light again to film parts of her directorial debut in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The production's permit was pulled Wednesday by the country's culture minister, Gavrilo Grahovac, after a women's group objected to what it...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
It's too late to catch this year's Coachella Festival, but there are plenty of other options on this list complied by www.Cheapflights.com. They also would want you to check out their site for affordable airfare, if you decide to go check out the music....
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:18 PM
"The Invisible Bridge"
By Julie Orringer
Knopf. 624 pp. $26.95
When a novel begins with Jewish characters in late 1930s Europe, there is an excellent chance that one road — train tracks, actually — will lead to Auschwitz, as almost...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 4:54 PM
Imagine going 42 days without seeing your boyfriend. Then imagine your boyfriend was Robert Pattinson.
That's how painfully long it's been since "Twilight" lovers Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have seen each other, due to her "The Runaways"...
| Jun 24, 2010
| 12:16 AM
Imagine no cars -- or fewer, anyway.
In New York, a two-mile stretch of the FDR Drive parkway is torn down to open lower Manhattan for parks and plazas, and bicyclists are given their own lane on the Brooklyn Bridge.
An elevated highway in Guangzhou,...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 4:04 PM
Emanuel "Manny" Mandel was 7 years old when he and his mother were sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, but he said his memory of it is "crystal clear."
While the implications of that train ride were unclear to him at the time, the 75-...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Some conservative commentators have gotten all worked up over a Hungarian-American immigrant and successful currency speculator named George Soros. He started life in a Jewish family in Budapest as Georgy Schwartz, but his family changed its name to avoid...