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  • Community commentary: 'Travels Without Charley' takes another turn

    Gail Steinbeck's Mailbag entry is full of too many mistakes, wild assumptions and misrepresentations about me, my motives and my research/reporting habits to address all of them here ("Mailbag: Steinbeck's daughter-in-law says 'Travel' is true," April 30)...
  • Sounding Off: Steinbeck relative speaks out

    Any educated scholar who has studied that journey knows that Bill Steigerwald simply hasn't enough facts to "debunk" that journey ("Sorry, Charley, Was Steinbeck's 'Travels with Charley' a...
  • Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'

    Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'
    American author Bill Barich, a resident of Ireland these past nine years, was rummaging through a local secondhand shop in the summer of 2008 when he stumbled across a "beat up old copy" of "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck's late-in-life attempt...
  • Chicago's Feltre School

    Chicago's Feltre School
    Chicago's Feltre School offers discussion of the great works, in a no-commitment setting. One thing to know about our book club: The discussions are intelligent without being fussy, and fun without being frivolous. Author we'd most like to meet: Yann...
  • Genealogy class sprouts tale of Great Migration

    Genealogy class sprouts tale of Great Migration
    When Isabel Wilkerson thought of writing about the Great Migration, the movement of the 6 million black Americans who left the Jim Crow South for the North and West between World War I and the 1970s, one of the first places she headed was Chicago's...
  • In the Pipeline: Memories of a president's pilot

    In the Pipeline: Memories of a president's pilot
    If I've learned anything in the 11 years my family and I have lived in Huntington Beach, it's that you never know who you'll run into in Huntington Beach. Take, for example, the man I sat with recently. He sat on a couch thumbing through a photo album....
  • Nobel laureates in literature: the good, the bad and the Nazi

     
    When the Nobel Prize in literature was announced this month, the name "Herta Muller" met much American head-scratching. Muller, an ethnically German Romanian who writes of trials of living under a repressive dictatorship, has a strong reputation in Europe...
  • Santa Monica Pier to be anointed as Route 66 terminus

     
    Although Route 66 -- the Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway that John Steinbeck labeled the "Mother Road" -- never fully extended to the beach in Santa Monica, civic boosters aren't letting that fact spoil a good celebration. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, when......
  • A cornucopia of book covers

     
    The blog The Book Cover Archive has come up with a short, short list of its top 10 book covers of the aughts, with another 10 runners-up. There are special mentions for a handful of designers, but really, a group......
  • Monday's TV Highlights: Gobble, gobble, 'Gossip Girl'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 in PDF format This week's TV Movies TALKING TURKEY: Chuck and Blair (Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick) celebrate Thanksgiving on a new episode of the teen-themed......
  • Endorsement

     
    Somehow, I completely missed the 1992 film version of "Of Mice and Men" when it came out. Gene Siskel gave it 3 1/2 stars in his Tribune review: Gary Sinise directs and costars with Steppenwolf Theater colleague John Malkovich in......