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  Give summer-blooming bulbs and tubers a head start by potting them up indoors in moist, soilless potting mix. Among the tender bulbs that make a good summer show are caladiums, elephant ears, tuberous begonias, montbretia, lily of the Nile, garden...

Give a head start to summer-blooming bulbs, tubers

Updated: 3/7/2014 02:55 PM

  Backyard ponds, which range from the simple to the elaborate, can become a passion for many gardeners. And technological improvements over the past 15 years have made it easier and more economical than ever to build one.

Backyard ponds: Bringing the resort feel home

Updated: 3/7/2014 02:55 PM

  “Black Horizon,” the 11th book in James Grippando’s Jack Swyteck series, revisits the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and then does it one better, sending oil straight at the Florida Keys. Intrepid...

‘Black Horizon’ revisits oil spill nightmares

Updated: 3/7/2014 01:53 PM

  Nicknamed “Old Pueblo,” Tucson, Ariz., is a city with many faces. It’s a college town. It’s an artist town. It’s even still a Wild West town. What started out as an Indian village became the Tucson Presidio in 1775 and...

Get out and discover the freebies in Tucson, Ariz.

Updated: 3/6/2014 10:11 AM

  “The Book Thief” has its moments of brilliance, thanks in large part to an adept cast, led by Geoffrey Rush and newcomer Sophie Nélisse. That movie, plus "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Out of the Furnace," all come to DVD on March 11.

DVD previews: ‘Book Thief,’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Updated: 3/5/2014 07:34 PM

  When it’s made with a fresh pickled onion, I prefer a Gibson to the standard martini with its olive or lemon twist. A Gibson hinges on its garnish: Crunching into a flavorful allium at the beginning of the drink brings out new flavors in the...

A Gibson hinges on its garnish

Updated: 3/5/2014 11:53 AM

  Michael Urie is finally getting out of the cellar — and hitting the road. The former “Ugly Betty” star is kicking off a mini North American tour with Jonathan Tolins’ utterly charming and often wacky one-man show “Buyer...

Michael Urie takes ‘Buyer & Cellar’ on the road

Updated: 3/7/2014 01:52 PM

  Jim Belushi and The Chicago Board of Comedy perform on Saturday as they officially open College of DuPage's recently renovated McAninch Arts Center. Comedian Cristela Alonzo draws from her Latina upbringing for a stand-up comedy routine at Zanies in...

Weekend picks: Jim Belushi opens COD's McAninch Arts Center

Updated: 3/7/2014 05:13 PM

  Heloise Jacobs, 9, was on a scavenger hunt for antique, old-fashioned general store items on Saturday at the Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove. The hunt was at the opening of the newly renovated Crossroads exhibit, which includes replicas of the Prairie...

Raupp Museum unveils renovated Crossroads exhibit

Updated: 3/9/2014 02:33 AM

  Charlie Crist, who was Florida governor as a Republican and seeks to regain the job as a Democrat — spoke for his new party. Crist said he checked his big ego by reminding himself that John McCain found Sarah Palin a worthier running mate in...

Kerry, Cruz and Crist poke fun at Gridiron Dinner

Updated: 3/8/2014 11:53 PM

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