| Aug 6, 2011
Today's tutorial, funded by a generous grant from the Get Serious! Self-Help Institute ("For people who just can't help themselves") is: How to Take A Nap.
The nap is one of the great blessings of civilization. Before civilization, it was hard to take...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:52 PM
"You didn't really have (to) think much for yourself," a nun says of her early years, in the new documentary "Band of Sisters," which has its world premiere at the Siskel Film Center this week. "All that went unchanged for years and years and years...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:53 AM
There was good news to come out of Symphony Center on Thursday night. Riccardo Muti was back to open the new season, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians are playing while talking. All's right with the world, or at least the CSO's corner of it....
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:32 AM
The biggest changes afoot in this year's Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), the 48th edition, are on the screen, yet they're not part of the programming. As the worldwide cinema industries push actual film — meaning celluloid — into...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 3:22 PM
At least Nero played the fiddle while rome burned. But us? Apparently we can’t even read a thermometer. While evidence of climate change piles up around us like withering piles of corn stalks our esteemed leaders are only allowing us to head...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 5:55 PM
Today we are talking about being drugged versus being focused. As a believer in Jesus Christ I read the newspaper and watch the 6 o'clock new with a different perspective than I had previous to my salvation. Just bear me out.
War is everywhere. Taxes are...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:07 PM
An Indiana mother is continuing to fight to get her son back.
Alyssa Zagarias said she is heading to Rome to find her now 11-year-old son, Leo.
Zagarias and her husband, Nikos, lived in Noblesville until 2007 when they split up. Nikos was charged with...
| Nov 12, 2012
As we head into a busy holiday season highlighted by Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, let me be among the first to wish you Merry Diwali and a Happy Al-Hijra!
Diwali, a Hindu holiday known as the "festival of lights," starts Tuesday. On Thursday,...
| Apr 17, 2012
If you've arranged or planned a cruise for this summer or fall, chances are you're getting a good deal. Base cruise prices are still low, compared with many land vacations, and you can take advantage of the many good rates. But cruise lines, like...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Vince Lampert grew up in the Haughville community on Indianapolis' west side. He said he saw a lot of things in his neighborhood as a boy, but nothing like he saw on a trip to Rome for study at the Vatican in 2006.
“Probably the most bizarre...