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Mother and Daughter Actresses Marcheline Bertrand and Angelina Jolie

Mother and Daughter Actresses Marcheline Bertrand and Angelina Jolie

Mother and daughter actresses Marcheline Bertrand and Angelina Jolie, shown at a 2001 movie premiere, have local Region roots to The Times' Chicago south suburbs readership.

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Homes-Right-Sweater Art

Homes-Right-Sweater Art

Two sweater vases by Lauren Weege. Cozying up in a favorite sweater is one of the distinct pleasures of autumn. This fall, designers and retailers are stitching up sweater motifs on an array of home decor, too.

October 23, 2014 1:25 pm
Homes-Right-Sweater Art

Homes-Right-Sweater Art

Coyuchi’s chunky, yarn dyed knit throws bring cozy and contemporary together. Cozying up in a favorite sweater is one of the distinct pleasures of autumn. This fall, designers and retailers are stitching up sweater motifs on an array of home decor, too.

October 23, 2014 1:23 pm
Gardening-Bee Lawns

Gardening-Bee Lawns

 White clover generally is considered the best plant companion to cool season lawn grasses when trying to attract pollinators. Blended bee-friendly lawns can be a beneficial compromise when landscaping.

October 23, 2014 1:20 pm
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perez

Kansas City's Salvador Perez (13) and San Francisco pitcher Hunter Strickland (60) exchange words during the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday in Kansas City.

October 22, 2014 10:38 pm
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butler

Billy Butler of Kansas City hits an RBI single during the first inning of Wednesday's World Series game.

October 22, 2014 8:26 pm
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infante

Second base umpire Ted Barrett watches as Kansas City's Omar Infante celebrates his double during the second inning of Game 2 Wednesday.

October 22, 2014 8:26 pm
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hosmer

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) dives to first to beat San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco to the bag for an out during Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night in Kansas City.

October 22, 2014 8:26 pm
Go For the Food-Springfield

Go For the Food-Springfield

This photo provided by the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau shows a St. Louis-style pizza, with an extremely thin and crispy crust, as it is cut into bite-size squares at Pizza House in Springfield, Mo.

October 22, 2014 1:00 am
Vote early, Obama tells Quinn supporters

Vote early, Obama tells Quinn supporters

President Barack Obama addresses the crowd during an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University in Chicago. Early voting starts Monday in Illinois for the Nov. 4, election.

October 19, 2014 10:04 pm
Vote early, Obama tells Quinn supporters

Vote early, Obama tells Quinn supporters

President Barack Obama, center, stands with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, and Gov. Pat Quinn during a campaign rally Sunday night at Chicago State University.

October 19, 2014 10:02 pm
Drones eyed for use on farm to survey crops

Drones eyed for use on farm to survey crops

Brendan Kearns guides his drone with handheld controls before sending it several hundred feet out and up over the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife area in western Vigo County. Some Indiana farmers say the remote-controlled aircraft, already famous for their role in international military operatio…

October 17, 2014 1:53 pm
Staten Island-Wheel

Staten Island-Wheel

This image shows an artist's rendering of a proposed 625-foot Ferris wheel planned for the Staten Island waterfront in New York. The groundbreaking for the site is planned for early 2015 and it is expected to open in 2017. A hotel, retail outlet stores and a 4-D thrill ride will be part of t…

October 16, 2014 7:23 pm
Homes-Generators

Homes-Generators

Portable generators are powered by gasoline and need to be manually started. Although built-ins are more expensive and require professional installation, they turn on automatically in power outages.

October 16, 2014 1:31 pm
Homes-Generators

Homes-Generators

A Guardian Series built-in generator available for homeowners. Although built-ins are more expensive and require professional installation, they turn on automatically in power outages. Portables are powered by gasoline and need to be manually started.

October 16, 2014 1:27 pm
Gardening-Cyclamen

Gardening-Cyclamen

The dainty flowers of hardy cyclamens.

October 16, 2014 1:19 pm
Crafts-Halloween Luminaries

Crafts-Halloween Luminaries

Do-it-yourself projects include drilling gourds and pumpkins with random holes or in a pattern then inserting battery-operated votives. Cut a pumpkin's access hole at the bottom and clean it out from there.

October 16, 2014 1:14 pm
Crafts-Halloween Luminaries

Crafts-Halloween Luminaries

Do-it-yourself projects include this mummy lantern made from wrapping black-paper facial features beneath vellum or masking tape around a glass jar.

October 16, 2014 1:11 pm
Food-Q&A-Thug Kitchen

Food-Q&A-Thug Kitchen

This image released by Rodale Books, shows Michelle Davis, left, and Matt Holloway, authors of the profane-laced cookbook "Thug Kitchen."

October 15, 2014 1:00 am
BC-TX--Exchange-Eaten To Extinction

BC-TX--Exchange-Eaten To Extinction

An 1876 menu from a New York restaurant lists pigeon for 60 cents. A restaurant menu can tell you much more than what’s for dinner, especially when the menus are more than 100 years old. They also tell the story of how certain species became so popular, they were eaten to commercial extincti…

October 15, 2014 1:00 am
Tory Burch, Jessica Alba

Tory Burch, Jessica Alba

Designer Tory Burch, right, and actress Jessica Alba pose for a photo during an event helping to kick off the release of Burch's first book, “Tory Burch In Color,” in Dallas.

October 14, 2014 1:00 am
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Fashion Education Workshop, Wednesday in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

October 12, 2014 1:00 am
France Nobel Literature

France Nobel Literature

French novelist Patrick Modiano smiles during a press conference at his publishing house in Paris. Patrick Modiano, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effects on his country, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for what one academic called "crystal clear…

October 12, 2014 1:00 am
Camren Bicondova

Camren Bicondova

Camren Bicondova stars as Selina Kyle in "The Balloonman" episode of "Gotham."

October 12, 2014 1:00 am
Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

The Vietnam War was the pivotal event of the baby boom era. The best film about Vietnam and war and madness is Coppola’s reworking of Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” and “Lord Jim” into a harrowing tale of a soldier’s journey up the Mekong River, only to encounter madness.

October 10, 2014 12:25 pm
"The Big Chill"

"The Big Chill"

“The Big Chill” isn’t a great film, ala “The Godfather” and “The Graduate.” But Lawrence Kasdan’s comedy drama captures the lead edge of the baby boom at its most self-absorbed, staring down middle age while trying to grow up.

October 10, 2014 12:20 pm
Gardening-Saving Container Plants

Gardening-Saving Container Plants

Many techniques have been developed over the years to help ensure that potted plants survive winter. One of the simplest is to bring them indoors as this gardener intends to do for a second straight year.

October 09, 2014 1:55 pm
Homes-Designer-Autumn Exteriors

Homes-Designer-Autumn Exteriors

To take advantage of the gorgeous autumn weather at his mountain house, the designer added a modern fireplace. To enhance fall style, Flynn changes up throw pillows in October by swapping summer-tones pillow cases with those more suited for autumn.

October 09, 2014 1:50 pm
Homes-Designer-Autumn Exteriors

Homes-Designer-Autumn Exteriors

An outdoor dining room by Brian Patrick Flynn showcases the designer's love of hosting Thanksgiving outdoors. Flynn suggests setting up a table for 10 in a covered outdoor area, surrounding yourself with plants in yellow and orange tones and keeping the space warm with outdoor space heaters.

October 09, 2014 1:40 pm
Homes-Right-Poe Halloween

Homes-Right-Poe Halloween

This Element pillow from Softline Home, printed with a spooky tree in either silver and black or chocolate/latte combinations with a metallic finish, adds a touch of Gothic elegance to a Poe themed Halloween.

October 09, 2014 1:37 pm
Homes-Right-Poe Halloween

Homes-Right-Poe Halloween

Cupcake papers printed with ravens combine the sweet with the spooky for an Edgar Allan Poe themed Halloween fete.

October 09, 2014 1:36 pm
GLADYS KNIGHT

GLADYS KNIGHT

Gladys Knight

October 09, 2014 1:00 am
Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean.

October 08, 2014 1:00 am
Food Healthy Orange Zest Pudding

Food Healthy Orange Zest Pudding

Orange zest pudding features dark chocolate shavings.Orange zest, the thin outer skin of an orange, has fragrant and flavorful oils that can add sweetness to dishes.

October 08, 2014 1:00 am
Book Review Nora Webster

Book Review Nora Webster

"Nora Webster" (Scribner), by Colm Toibin

October 07, 2014 5:00 pm
People Piper Kerman

People Piper Kerman

Author Piper Kerman talks about her memoir, "Orange is the New Black" at the university's student center in Lowell, Mass. Kerman, whose best-selling prison memoir has been adapted into a Netflix series, said Season 3 “holds some really amazing stories and twists and turns” for fans.

October 03, 2014 1:00 am
Britain Gothic

Britain Gothic

The Wallace and Gromit Were-Rabbit is on display in Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition, at the British Library, in London. The gothic genre that has been spooking readers and viewers for centuries. It's the subject of a new exhibition at the British Library that explores 25…

October 02, 2014 6:55 pm
Crafts-Mini Mummies

Crafts-Mini Mummies

With their flexible frames, these mummies can sit on shelves or pumpkins for Halloween decor.

October 02, 2014 1:00 pm
Homes-Staying Outside

Homes-Staying Outside

This outdoor space has built to be useable regardless of the weather locally. The fireplace, built into the side of the existing house, and blinds that create a barrier against wind in the winter make the partially exposed room comfortable year-round.

October 02, 2014 12:51 pm
Gardening-Concord Grapes

Gardening-Concord Grapes

Concord grapes are a resilient grape with a bold flavor.

October 02, 2014 12:47 pm
Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis

October 02, 2014 1:00 am
Music Prince

Music Prince

In this 2014 photo released by NPG Records, Prince performs in Birmingham, England. Today, Prince will release his first album in four years, “Art Official Age,” along with music from his latest protege act, 3RDEYEGIRL, “PLECTRUMELECTRUM.”

September 30, 2014 1:00 am
Japan Volcano

Japan Volcano

Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces prepare to rescue climbers near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Sunday. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in…

September 28, 2014 8:12 pm
Paris Fashion Week Damir Doma

Paris Fashion Week Damir Doma

Models wear creations for Damir Doma's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, France.

September 28, 2014 1:00 am
Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho, who wowed audiences at age 10 on NBC Network's "America's Got Talent", poses for a portrait in promotion of her forthcoming album "Awakening."

September 28, 2014 1:00 am
TV-John Oliver

TV-John Oliver

In this April 2014 image released by HBO, host John Oliver speaks during "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," in New York.

September 28, 2014 1:00 am
Homes-Homework Lighting

Homes-Homework Lighting

The Serena & Lily Studio Task Lamp.

September 25, 2014 2:34 pm
Homes-Homework Lighting

Homes-Homework Lighting

Two Ring Table Lamp, with shade sold separately. If you can’t imagine how your kids can possibly see well enough to do their homework as they sprawl on the floor, their beds or the couch, fear not: While they won’t hurt their eyes without adequate light, it’s not hard to illuminate their wor…

September 25, 2014 2:32 pm
Tulipa tarda - Species Tulip for Gardens

Tulipa tarda - Species Tulip for Gardens

A collection of Tulipa tarda, a stellar repeat bloomer when planted in full sun and well-drained soil, in Atlantic Beach, New York. The tarda variety grows about five inches high and blooms in mid-spring through USDA Zones 3-7. It is native to the Tien Shan Mountains bordering Kazakhstan, Ky…

September 25, 2014 2:26 pm
Homes-Right-Older Pets

Homes-Right-Older Pets

Folding steps like these help ease the transport of elderly pets and can be conveniently stored at home or in your vehicle.

September 25, 2014 2:19 pm
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