| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Already recognized as a leader in disability services for students, the University of Illinois has plans to tackle a new concern — helping the most severely injured war veterans who want to continue their education.
The Urbana-Champaign campus...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Can a serious, lengthy, topical piece of contemporary music make an impact beyond the classical music scene and possibly change the world a little bit in doing so? That's what happened with Benjamin Britten's unorthodox "War Requiem," which scored an...
| Nov 26, 2013
With the passing of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy last week, and the accompanying fusillade of documentaries purporting to prove there was a conspiracy behind it, we might expect (and hope) that cabalistic...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The armed gunman walked up to a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport and fatally shot a TSA officer and wounded three other people before being shot by responding police.
The events earlier this month...
| Nov 13, 2013
Most bio-pics are made about somebodies — warriors, kings, artists. This was a bio-pic about a nobody who became a somebody during the Rwandan genocide, a bloody crossroads for a country with deep-seated ethnic frictions. In April 1994, Paul...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Adapted from the internationally popular book-club staple by Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief" tries so hard to warm our hearts amid grotesque suffering, it goes a bit mad under the strain. It relays an uplifting story that, ill-advisedly, is not so much...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:51 PM
After the holiday parade, before the football and around the time the smell of turkey consumes the house, Thanksgiving Day television viewing will once again go to the dogs.
More than 2,000 of the top American Kennel Club-sanctioned pooches, including...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
There are milestones in our lives by which we record eras in our existence — Pearl Harbor, V-J Day, the first man on the moon, 9/11. We compare other dates to these important dates in current events. One of those events happened 50 years ago this...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Chris Matthews has written two books about John F. Kennedy and Friday, on the 50th anniversary of the president’s assassination, he’s hosting two MSNBC specials, “JFK: The Day That Changed America” at 7 p.m. ET and "The Kennedy...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:30 PM
DALLAS — Back in 1963, Dallas Sheriff’s Deputy Eugene Boone rushed to the scene of the shooting of President John F. Kennedy.
As the 50th anniversary of the assassination approaches, Boone, 75 and living in Abilene, Texas, shared memories of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:04 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai delivered a tepid endorsement of a proposed 10-year security pact with the United States in a rambling speech to an Afghan tribal gathering here Thursday, but surprised attendees by saying Afghanistan...