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Dior men’s designer Kris Van Assche departs after 11 years

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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132 total views, 3 views today PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior announced Monday that long-time menswear designer Kris Van Assche would leave the Parisian fashion house and be succeeded by former Louis Vuitton designer Kim Jones. Van Assche, a 41-year-old Belgian, whose minimalist, urban aesthetic has garnered praise during his 11-year tenure at Dior, is one of…

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After 2017 election, US poised to fight fake news – in Kenya

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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107 total views, 3 views today By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Just ahead of Kenya’s disputed 2017 election, video clips started spreading on social media of a slick-looking CNN broadcast asserting that President Uhuru Kenyatta had pulled far ahead in the polls. But the CNN broadcast was fake, splicing together real coverage from CNN…

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‘Black Panther’ tops box office for 5th straight weekend

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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77 total views, 3 views today By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Not since “Avatar” has a box-office hit had the kind of staying power of “Black Panther.” Ryan Coogler’s comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron’s 2009 smash to top the weekend box office five straight weekends. The Disney…

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Barbra Streisand says no #MeToo moment marred her life

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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65 total views, 3 views today By LYNN ELBER, AP Television  Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand said she’s never suffered sexual harassment but has felt abused by the media. During a tribute to Streisand’s decades of TV music specials and other programs, producer and long-time admirer Ryan Murphy queried her about her career, the #MeToo movement…

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60 years later, Kim Novak reflects on ‘Vertigo’

By Christopher Russell | March 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

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363 total views, 3 views today By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Last fall, on her ranch in southern Oregon, Kim Novak found herself doing what she calls “my own Me Too painting.” Novak, who turned 85 on Tuesday, had recently broken her left wrist — her painting hand — but was compelled enough…

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Food and Drink

How cooking for yourself can make you healthier, happier

By Christopher Russell | February 16, 2018 | Comments Off on How cooking for yourself can make you healthier, happier

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3,984 total views, 4 views today Potatoes are browned on a skillet to make hash browns Tuesday Jan. 12, 2016. Styled by Lisa Schumacher. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS) By James P. DeWan, Chicago Tribune As my great-aunt June used to tell me, “Your grandfather was a bum. Your father was a bum, and you’re a bum. Get outta my…

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Is saffron worth the expense? Oh, is it ever

By Christopher Russell | February 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Is saffron worth the expense? Oh, is it ever

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4,265 total views, 4 views today Photo Caption: Chicken with Saffron Rice on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS) By Daniel Neman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch I went to my local saffrontarium _ which is where they sell saffron, of course _ and bought a hit of saffron that cost $500 an ounce. I did not…

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Flavor-packed sausage sandwiches on roster for parties

By Christopher Russell | February 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Flavor-packed sausage sandwiches on roster for parties

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4,365 total views, 4 views today Simple canned white beans become a delicious companion to sausages when tossed with a lemon-garlic-herb dressing. (Mark Graham/food styling) (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS) By JeanMarie Brownson, Chicago Tribune Sausages are synonymous with good times. Think about it. We grill them on hot summer days, top bratwurst with onions and mustard at music…

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Macaroni and cheese for grown-ups

By Christopher Russell | February 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Macaroni and cheese for grown-ups

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3,635 total views, 3 views today Photo Caption: Macaroni and Cheese with Buffalo Chicken Topping. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS) By Daniel Neman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch When it comes to macaroni and cheese, it’s time to think outside the box. You know the box we mean. It’s bright, shiny blue. And the macaroni and cheese that comes out of it…

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Advice from dietitians on how to eat healthy at Panda Express, Chipotle and other fast food spots

By Christopher Russell | February 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Advice from dietitians on how to eat healthy at Panda Express, Chipotle and other fast food spots

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1,563 total views, 1 views today By Grace Wong, Chicago Tribune At the start of the new year, you probably promised yourself that you were going to eat healthy and exercise more. Your Pinterest board was filled with Buddha bowl recipes, and that pair of gym shoes was getting more action than it used to. But as January…

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Climatologist: Illinois sees wettest February on record

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10,308 total views, 3 views today CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois climate experts say the state saw its wettest February on record…

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Pro Sports

Hardaway, Beasley lead Knicks past depleted Bulls, 110-92

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54 total views, 2 views today By JEFFREY BERNSTEIN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Knicks have won two straight games for…

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AP source: Packers sign Bears’ Kyle Fuller to offer sheet

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308 total views, 2 views today By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed Chicago…

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Bears agree to 1-year deals with O’Donnell, Brown, Bray

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122 total views, 1 views today LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to one-year contracts with punter Pat…

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College Sports

Loyola returns home for Sweet 16 prep as talk of Chicago

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597 total views, 89 views today By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — These sure are sweet times for Loyola-Chicago. Two…

Loyola eyes Tennessee, Buffalo gets Kentucky after upsets

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3,853 total views, 89 views today By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Loyola-Chicago might have been the first Cinderella in…

Fifth-seed DePaul holds off Oklahoma 90-79

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435 total views, 3 views today COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — DePaul started off hot from behind the arc and held off…

Wheaton College, players sued in alleged attack of player

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420 total views, 3 views today WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A former Wheaton College football player who authorities say was duct-taped and…

Loyola-Chicago lifted by 98-year-old nun, fan in Sister Jean

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406 total views, 3 views today By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Loyola-Chicago’s biggest fan is the team chaplain who…

Today in History

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959 total views, 15 views today By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, March 18, the 77th day of 2018. There are…

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Human Interest

Bobby Hull jersey part of history for Chicago family

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4,966 total views, 5 views today By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) —…

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National guardsman takes girl whose dad was killed to dance

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7,012 total views, 5 views today BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — A Northern Illinois…

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Sue, largest T. rex skeleton ever found, making a move

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5,042 total views, 3 views today The largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found is…

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