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A new home is being built on my street. I’ve visited the job site countless times to check on the progress and to observe the quality of the workmanship. So far I’ve recorded nearly 40 videos showing mistakes and shortfalls. You can view the videos on my website. The link is at the end of this column.

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Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging two states' abortion pill restrictions, the opening salvo in what's expected to be a protracted legal battle over access to the medications.

Andrea E. McHugh Between multiple headline-making airline industry disruptions and severe weather events from coast to coast, many Americans are looking forward to hitting the road in lieu of the less than friendly skies this summer for that much-anticipated family vacation. In fact, a 2023 Travel Trend Report by RVshare, the largest community for RV […]

The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, a Hyatt resort on 15 beachfront acres in Hawaii, is far more than a place to sleep. There are multiple pools, including a lagoon and three infinity pools. As part of the resort fee, you can also take a stand-up paddleboarding course, use the resort’s snorkel equipment and GoPro...

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CHICAGO — The Checker taxi garage was a massive place, just to the north of North Avenue and stretching from Wells Street west to North Park Avenue. It was a wild and busy and noisy place, a human beehive. Allan Lee Koss was in and out of there hundreds, likely thousands, of times. He drove for Checker from 1977 to 1988. He drove nights and, for him, it was a good job. And why not? If memory ...

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NONFICTION: Making a sweater from scratch — from shearing a sheep to dyeing the wool to knitting it up — is a project filled with lessons. "Unraveling" by Peggy Orenstein; Harper (224 pages, $27.99) ——— Do not be fooled by the adorable cover of "Unraveling," or by its flippant subtitle ("What I learned about life while shearing sheep, dyeing wool, and making the world's ugliest sweater"). This ...

Environmentalists and Indigenous people were important to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's election to a third term as Brazil's president. Now, Lula is seeking to fulfill campaign pledges to expand protected territories in the Amazon and halt a surge in illegal deforestation.

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Doing laundry involves more than simply tossing clothes into the washing machine and pulling them out when they’ re clean. It requires proper prep work, detergent measuring and cleanup to keep fabrics in top shape. If you’ re not careful, certain laundry mistakes can damage your clothing and impact the effectiveness of your washer.

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