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Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
There is a long list of important issues shaping the discourse of the 2016 campaign. Terrorism, the economy, immigration, unemployment, and health care are the big topics being debated. There’s one issue of critical importance that is being overlooked. “An ‘age wave’ is coming that could either make or break America,” says Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., president and CEO of Agewave, a company that advises...
A ghost hunter taking an EMF (electro magnetic field) reading, which proponents claim may be connected to paranormal activity.
The next time you have a ghost problem, don’t call the Ghostbusters, call Debi Chestnut. A paranormal investigator with over 30 years' experience, she is the author of numerous books including her most recent, Something Wicked: A Ghost Hunter Explores Negative Spirits (Llewellyn Publications). Chestnut took some time away from the hunt to share her thoughts with Tribune readers. Tribune : How did...
Russian artist Ilya Repin’s portrait of Modest Mussorgsky. Repin painted the picture in Mussorgsky’s hospital room just weeks before the composer’s death at age 42.
The last painting composer Modest Mussorgsky posed for shows a tired, bloated man, his nose red from drink, his hair disheveled and unwashed, his eyes mournful. Within a few weeks, he would be dead. Like so many artists, Modest Mussorgsky had come to a sad end. But this in no way reflected on the quality and importance of his short life’s work. Born south of St. Petersburg, Russia, in March 1839...
LuminAID, Suntegrity, The Original Worm products
Warm weather draws people outside. Whether you find yourself digging in the garden, relaxing on the beach, or camping in the great outdoors, we’ve rounded up a few products to have on hand. A portable masseuse Summer sports leagues and ambitious garden projects have one thing in common—the tendency to leave your muscles sore the next day. Massage those minor aches and pains away with The Original...
Sitting President Dwight Eisenhower shaking hands with President-elect John F. Kennedy.
Compared to some other parts of the world, the United States stands out for two things in particular: freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. A brief discussion about religion’s role in American politics illuminates this Constitutional balance between our nonsecular electoral process and our secular government. Recently, the Tribune spoke with historian Bruce Schulman of...
Floyd Davis’s portrait of Bob Hope entertaining U.S. troops during a World War II U.S.O. tour. The emotional realism—especially in the soldiers’ laughing faces—is striking.
In 1943, Life magazine named him America’s number one illustrator. But today, his name and story are obscure at best. Save for Norman Rockwell, Floyd Davis was arguably the most prolific and successful magazine and commercial artist of the twentieth century. A look back at his career is proof enough. Born in Chicago in 1896, Davis had an unorthodox education. He enjoyed no formal training...
When birding in southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, look for indigo bunting in low-lying brush.
We pass a flock of wild turkeys as we wind through the rolling hills of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. A tom turkey struts, and his tail feathers fan into a showy half circle of fall color. The dilapidated old buildings of Rt. 40 tell little of what awaits us just a few miles ahead. But the landscape shares a glimpse into the distant past—a glimpse into John James Audubon’s adventure west from...
London's Illustrated Police News is an example of a true crime tabloid newspaper.
From heroic bandits and highwaymen to methodically brutal killers, these stories are as irresistible as they are terrifying. They appeal to a species of curiosity, a natural human appetite for macabre titillation. The genre itself has been around for some time, roughly dating back to the eighteenth century. Nevertheless, the modern incarnation of true crime nonfiction emerged around the mid-1800s...
Red Cross volunteer Terry Lewis talks with an evacuee at the Red Cross shelter in Bound Brook, N.J., after the area was struck by a powerful storm.
How do you define success in retirement—being wealthy or being generous? According to a study by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, a research and communications firm specializing in aging, 85% of respondents believe that generosity is the benchmark of a successful retirement. When asked to make a donation, are you motivated by guilt or gratitude? Most people said that they give because they are...