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Story | May 28, 2014 | 10:00 PMThere's nothing wrong with the usual summer fest trifecta of curb-sitting, head-bobbing and beer-sipping, but if you're craving a little more substance, mark your calendar for Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held June 7 and 8 in the blocks surrounding Polk and Dearborn streets. Produced by RedEye's big sib Chicago Tribune, it's the largest free literary festival in the country, and this year, there's a lot to celebrate. In addition to it being the fest's 30th anniversary, RedEye will also have its very own stage booked with fun events (see schedule below). Beyond the RedEye stage, more than 300 authors and performers participating in discussions, workshops and more make for a seriously daunting event lineup. Luckily, our staffers have made their picks to help you decide what should make your short list.
Story | Jun 3, 2011 | 4:32 PM
Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Lake Room at the University Center (525 S. State St.) I will be interviewing author Laura Caldwell about her new book, "Long Way Home," as well as Jovan Mosley, the main character in the...
Column | May 23, 2011 | 6:37 AM
He was one of the most celebrated blues artists of his era, a visionary Chicago singer-songwriter who mentored Muddy Waters, introduced the music to Europe and inspired no less than Eric Clapton, Ray Davies and Pete Townshend (as they've all acknowledged)...
Story | May 28, 2011