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  • How Jason Narducy got reinspired, with a little help from his A-list friends

    How Jason Narducy got reinspired, with a little help from his A-list friends
    Jason Narducy once played in an Evanston band with a bunch of pre-teen friends that directly inspired a 13-year-old Dave Grohl. Later he cofounded Verbow and made a major-label album with Bob Mould as producer. But a decade ago, he began to explore other options outside of music. He and his wife had a family in Evanston and opened a painting business.
  • A sleepless tradition of music, comedy serves needy

    A sleepless tradition of music, comedy serves needy
    For the last 12 Years, Heather Whinna, Steve Albini and a few friends — including Jeff Tweedy, Fred Armisen and Second City alumni — have devoted part of their Christmas Day playing Santa Claus in some of Chicago's most destitute...

    Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like

     Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like
    Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the end of another fleeting year. 1. Holiday lights This is the season when gaudy passes for beautiful, and nothing's more delightfully gaudy than a spectacle of holiday...

    Chicago book news: Pittard's new novel, other releases

    "Chicagoscapes" by Larry Kanfer with Alaina Kanfer was published by the University of Illinois Press Aug. 30. "Chicagoscapes" is a collection of photos of Chicago landmarks, neighborhoods and daily life. The Kanfers live in Champaign. →"Reunion" by...

    Literary events

    Following are literary events around town selected by editors of Printers Row, our membership society for book lovers. Nov. 1: Patti Smith will receive the 2014 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize and discuss her memoir, "Just Kids," with Tribune music...