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  • 2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced

    2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced
    Even before Tuesday, a handful of speakers at this fall's Chicago Humanities Festival had been announced: comedian Paula Poundstone, writer Colm Toibin, former Brown University president Ruth Simmons, rocker-poet-autobiographer Patti Smith, conservative columnist David Brooks, “Girls” star Lena Dunham.
  • Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award

    Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award
    Patti Smith was writing long before she became known as a rock performer, so the accolades she has been receiving for her written work have a complete-the-circle sort of feel. She won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her...

    More Humanities Festival presenters announced

    More Humanities Festival presenters announced
    The Chicago Humanities Festival announced on Thursday additional presenters for its 2014 Fall Festival. They include: comedian Paula Poundstone, New York Times columnist David Brooks, blogger and commentator Roxane Gay, Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin, jazz...

    Ruth Reichl and Alice Waters discuss simple food, writing

     Ruth Reichl and Alice Waters discuss simple food, writing
    When you think of the pioneers of the organic, "simple food" movement, perhaps the first two names that come to mind are Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl. Waters is the co-founder of the legendary Chez Panisse, one of the earliest American fine-dining...

    Cristina Henriquez on 'The Book of Unknown Americans'

    Cristina Henriquez on 'The Book of Unknown Americans'
    The stories you hear about immigration are the ones that generate sensational headlines: angry sheriffs patrolling the border with shotguns to keep out "illegal aliens," finger-pointing on Fox News, red-hot rhetoric in political campaigns across the...