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29 best things Breakfast Queen Ina Pinkney ate in 2017

Statistics for year-end lists can be interesting, and sometimes a little shocking. Like this one.<p>I wrote about 32 breakfast spots in 2017. But I ate at 49! Seventeen didn’t measure up in food, service, cleanliness or hospitality. Sometimes I went back twice to see if things had changed. And if they …

Things to do in Chicago this winter when you're not hibernating

Winter isn’t typically the most beloved season in Chicago, but we think it gets a bad rap. We may be a city of urban hermits in sub-zero …

The Wonder-ful Nature of Greek God Names

Batman lurks like a bat in the shadows. Spider-Man slings webs like a radioactive spider. Superman is a literal translation of Friedrich Nietszche’s …

Fictional Characters, Now Real Words

6 New Words We Need in English Right Now

English is a vast, glorious language, yet even with its incredible number of words, it feels like it’s still missing some absolute basics. The lack …

Words Moving From There to Here

Literary Baby Names

The Oldest Words In The English Language

Weather Words You Need To Know

25 Fabulous Words to Describe Your Furniture

Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors

The 86 cancer patients were a disparate group, with tumors of the pancreas, prostate, uterus or bone. One woman had a cancer so rare there were no tested treatments. She was told to get her affairs in order.<p>Still, these patients had a few things in common. All had advanced disease that had resisted …

Cancer

Scientists Hope to Use Stem Cells to Reverse Death in Controversial Study

Back From The Dead<p>Researchers seem to be setting their sights on increasingly lofty goals when it comes to the human body – from the world’s first …

Stem Cells

Rent a Lake Forest mansion on the former McCormick estate for $17,500

This large 10,000-square-foot North Shore mansion can be rented for an equally large monthly rent price<p>Looking to rent a place that’s truly extravagant? If you’ve got enough cash to cough up $17,500 per month on rent, then you can move into this 10,400-square-foot mansion in Lake Forest. Set on …

Former police officer who fatally shot Walter Scott pleads guilty

Officer Michael Slager pled guilty to killing Scott after chasing and firing eight times at his back; Slager could face a possible life sentence.

Evaluating Trump's First 100 Days — By the Numbers

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>Tomorrow brings us the 100th day of President Trump’s time in office, and we’ve already looked at the polls, the level of activity, and what it all means. In …

Migraines Linked to More Anxiety

This could be important for your mental health.<p>PSA to anyone with migraines: they may be affecting even more of your life than you thought. According to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto, people who experience migraines are three times more likely to develop generalized …

Mental Health

See Where Your State Falls in the Fight for Equal Pay

On Equal Pay Day 2017, see where your state falls in the fight for equal pay.<p>Wage discrepancy between men and women is still significant across the …

Demographics

After Syria Gas Attack, World Waits To See What Kind of Leader Trump Will Be

President Trump issued a remarkable statement following a Syrian gas attack U.S. officials say was leveled by that country's leader against his own people.<p>Some 40 words of the short, 78-word statement blamed former President Barack Obama for inaction.<p>"These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad …

Amazon takes a page from bricks-and-mortar bookstores. Here's what it's like inside

Amazon Books on Southport Avenue, the fifth physical store from the Seattle online giant and its first in the Midwest, is a deeply, unsettlingly normal place, a soulless, antiseptic 6,000 square feet, a stone's throw from a J. Crew and a SoulCycle. It has the personality of an airport bookstore and …

Books

'Strike a Pose' catches up with Madonna's 'Blond Ambition' dancers

When Madonna needed to hire background dancers for her "Blond Ambition" tour in 1990, this was how the posting read: "Open audition for FIERCE male dancers who know the meaning of troop style, beat boy and vogue. Wimps and wannabes need not apply!"<p>That tour would be immortalized in "Madonna: Truth …

Yoga

Second City alum Jordan Klepper is getting his own show on Comedy Central

Comedy Central said it would launch a new late-night series led by "Daily Show" contributor Jordan Klepper starting this fall, in a move that would fill a hole in its schedule present since the network canceled "The Nightly Show" with host Larry Wilmore last August.<p>Klepper, who may best be known …

In a major shift, Spotify will place select new Universal releases behind a paywall

In a major shift to its business model, the world’s largest streaming service, Spotify, will begin placing select new releases from Universal Music Group behind a paywall.<p>Under a global licensing deal, Universal artists can opt to make their new albums available on Spotify’s paid service for two …

On the anniversary of Roger Ebert's death, remembrances of a critic's life

The late film critic Roger Ebert wrote and said too many memorable things in his lifetime to measure. But one of the most popular was his description of a movie as “a machine that generates empathy.”<p>“He called it empathy; I call it love,” said Chaz Ebert Tuesday, during the second half of a …

40 institutions to team for Art Design Chicago

A new, yearlong citywide arts festival will celebrate Chicago’s heritage as a maker and shaper of materials. Art Design Chicago, to run throughout next year, will bring together 25 exhibitions and many other programs across more than 40 cultural organizations.<p>“At the end of 2018 I would love for …

Broadway in Chicago summer concert lineup set

Broadway In Chicago announced the lineup of its annual free summer concert Tuesday.<p>The event promises previews from Disney’s "Aladdin," "Beautiful – The Carole King Musical," the pre-Broadway engagement of "Escape to Margaritaville," "Les Miserables," "Love Never Dies," "Motown the Musical," …

For Sunless Apartments, a Windowshade That's Actually a Lamp

Siyu Lou's Window is a flexible, portable light source<p>We're always happy to see a bit of experimental and homegrown Chinese industrial design; it is …

Product Design