What do Last Tango in Halifax, the Brontë sisters, the Wars of the Roses, cute terriers, and Downton Abbey have in common? They're all grounded in the north English region of Yorkshire. Explore the outsize influence of Yorkshire on culture and history.
"Christmas is all about showing off," says Mary Berry. While this Christmas trifle isn't quite as elaborate as some of the things she and Paul Hollywood make in their Great British Baking Show Christmas Masterclass, it's still impressive, and delicious.
Journalistic chops aren't Paris Schutz's only talent. The Chicago Tonight broadcaster also plays piano, sings, and writes songs, including his own "schmaltzy Christmas tune." Hear him perform "Lonesome Christmas Night."
Because Hanukkah commemorates a miracle in which a single day's supply of lamp oil lasted for eight days, fried foods are traditional for the holiday. And what's more ubiquitous than latkes? Try both a cheese version (the original), and a classic potato one.
In Scandinavia and especially Sweden, the feast day of Saint Lucia is an important celebration of light during the short days of winter. How do Swedes, Chicagoans, and Nobel Prize winners enjoy the feast day?
Beginning December 11, WTTW Prime will broadcast the global affairs interview program Amanpour on PBS, hosted by CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour. Look back on some of Amanpour's major exclusive interviews and accomplishments.
The Washington Post published its first issue 140 years ago on December 6. Over its long history, it has given us a memorable gaffe and a popular march, inspired a classic toy, and led huge investigations. Look back on some of its defining moments.
65 years ago on December 5, a deadly smog descended on London. Transportation stopped, people fell into the Thames, and an estimated 12,000 people died. Today, New Delhi has similar problems. How serious is pollution today?
They have been a tradition in Chicago for over one hundred years, and seemingly everyone has fond memories of going to see them. See some of your favorite Christmas windows and learn how they're put together in this episode of Chicago Stories from 2000.
The approach of the holidays means you'll probably be spending time with your family. Need a pleasant soundtrack? A festive portrayal of a loving but difficult family? A little-known story that has nothing to do with the holidays? See our picks.
There's a new Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer, but the TV program isn't the only way you can explore Chicago's vital waterway. You can also take your own audio tour of Riverwalk, enjoy 360 videos, watch an animated history of the river reversal, and more on our companion site.
You survived making a delicious Thanksgiving meal, but what do you do now with the heaps of leftovers? Try repurposing your extra turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy in this homey, single skillet shepherd's pie.
"When you're born into this world it's very hard to realistically change your life," says the director of the newly updated Frontline: Poor Kids. "Kids can escape into their dreams; adults escape into alcoholism or drugs. They didn't choose that."
If you're making an outstanding turkey, you don't want to waste any of that fantastic flavor that drips off into the pan. Instead, turn those rich drippings into gravy, using a broth made from the giblets and neck bone of your bird.
Turkey is arguably the most difficult part of a Thanksgiving meal to make, especially if you brine it in a liquid salt mixture. Try this dry-brine recipe, which is easier to manage, less messy, and more effective.
Did you miss the season finale of Poldark? Demelza makes a decisive choice regarding Armstrong while Rowella and Morwenna stand up to Osborne. George makes trouble for Drake, while Elizabeth gives George an ultimatum.