| Jan 18, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Riccardo Muti just can’t seem to catch a break.
And, this time around, it isn’t only the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago public who are being affected by his health issues. Thousands of listeners throughout the...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:47 AM
HONG KONG — The stormy ovation must have felt like a balm to a Chicago Symphony Orchestra that saw its physical fitness and mental toughness put to the test at the very outset of its 18-day Asia tour.
But after a late-afternoon rehearsal of...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
You must be a specific type of person for the name Eddie Huang to register. Chances increase if you: 1) live in New York, 2) are plugged into the restaurant scene and read food gossip blogs, 3) are active on social media sites like Twitter, and 4) are...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Someday, Burleigh Manor seventh-grader Lauren Shen might go to Google and see what the Internet search engine is displaying to millions of users throughout the country: her artwork.
Lauren, 12, is the state's winner in a Google-sponsored national contest...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:03 PM
What does every aspiring dragon mother want? A dragon baby.
Monday begins the year of the dragon, considered the luckiest of the Chinese lunar years. Some Chinese and Chinese-Americans are so committed to welcoming a child this year that they are getting...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 9:34 PM
Welcome to the newest season of “The Amazing Race!” I've been a fan of the show for a long time. If I was ever to …...
| Dec 29, 2009
| 4:22 PM
Bra1nchild just sent me a report on airline food. I'll be thinking about this when I'm eating my Southwest peanuts on the way to Florida in a couple of weeks. ELThe question of airplane food was raised some time ago.......
| Mar 3, 2010
A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan on Thursday, terrifying residents, disrupting communications and triggering at least one large fire. Sixty-four people were injured, the National Fire Agency said.
No tsunami alert was issued....
| May 10, 2011
| 10:19 AM
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp plans to buy Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion in its biggest-ever acquisition, placing a rich bet on mobile and the Internet to try to best rivals such as Google Inc.
In a deal that took about a month from offer to...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:25 PM
There are two rules I follow when traveling: If your taxi driver suggests a cool local spot, listen to him. And if you see a line of locals outside an eatery, go there.
On a recent visit to Taipei, Taiwan, these rules led me to some truly revelatory food...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 8:43 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A Mission Valley man abused and molested children that his wife brought to him at their daycare center, a prosecutor said Tuesday, but attorneys for the defendants said there wasn't enough evidence to back up that claim.