| Dec 16, 2007
Oh, you can groan when the preschooler in your life crawls into your lap and demands, "Read this one to me." But you know you love it. You know you love to watch them learn -- you can almost see the little mental gears turning (or, to use a more modern...
| Jan 22, 2008
Sometimes, when winter lingers in your bones, you probably wish you could get out of Dodge. You long to fly to distant places for great, soul-stirring adventures and palate-pleasing meals bursting with foreign flavors. But how can you travel without plane...
| Dec 9, 2009
The old man with the Santa Claus beard pulled a black yarmulke from the trunk of his Cadillac and limped across the street.
Hundreds of people had gathered outside an old synagogue in Boyle Heights for a program that looked back at the days when the...
| Mar 20, 2013
Passover celebrates the Hebrews' flight from Egypt to freedom more than 3,000 years ago. Jews around the world will remember that exodus at sundown March 25 with a ritual dinner, or Seder. And what's on the table will tell a story of its own, one based on...
| Mar 21, 2013
Passover begins at sundown Monday, and, as always, Chicago restaurants stand ready to assist. Here are some of the most interesting options; remember to order/reserve early.
Bistronomic (840 W. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400). Seasonal Passover three-course...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Some of U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch's movie title tweets.
Still more #PassoverMovieTitles Djews UnchainedThis is 40 (Years in the Desert)Thanks to @s_rahamim for these! — Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) March 26, 2013
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:50 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — No matter whether you're a fan of the White Sox (who train west of here, in Glendale) or the Cubs (who tune up east of town, in Mesa), chances are you will wind up here in the middle, in Scottsdale, with others, like me, who...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:33 PM
John Bonanni is exiting hisrole as executive director of Torrington's Warner Theatre after one and a half years.
According to an announcement regarding his resignation from the theater, Bonanni will seek to become "an executive producer via his New...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:36 PM
We get a lot of P.R. pitches via email around here. And some are pretty bad. But every now and then we get one that transcends badness and occupies the rarefied space of spectacular-ness. I received one of those today. It's much too long to reprint here,...
| Mar 29, 2012
There's a new fruit in town, at building No. 14 of Avon's Riverdale Farms plaza. Lime Bar & Grill has taken over the space formerly occupied by Bosc Kitchen & Wine Bar, and the new restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge, is adding new zest to the area with...
| Apr 4, 2012
God causes grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth, and wine to gladden the heart of man.
— Psalm 104
Who's "he"? God? Man?
Many theologies would place God in the running, the...