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  • NOV 1 | Printers Row: Patti Smith, 2014 Chicago Tribune Literary Award winner

    NOV 1 | Printers Row: Patti Smith, 2014 Chicago Tribune Literary Award winner
    This year’s Chicago Tribune Literary Award pays tribute to Patti Smith, a galvanizing artistic force for four decades. On Saturday, Nov. 1, as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, Smith will be honored with the 2014 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize. Smith will be joined by Chicago Tribune music critic and author Greg Kot for a discussion about her life and work. Select titles by Smith will be available for sale, and she will sign books following the discussion.
  • Interpol reboots after career crossroads

    Interpol reboots after career crossroads
    Interpol recently released one of its most accomplished albums, "El Pintor" (Matador), its first in four years. But founding guitarist Daniel Kessler says he had no idea what to expect when it first started taking shape with the band at a career...

    Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize

    Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize
    It was 1975 and I was a college freshman when Patti Smith's first album, "Horses," arrived in a Milwaukee record store. I didn't know anything about her music, hadn't heard a note. But that album cover was enough to stop traffic. It intrigued, haunted...

    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...

    Tribune ready for Lolla's perfect storm of music

    Almost 150 shows on eight stages over three days. Ready? Covering Lollapalooza is easy. All you need is time, patience, earplugs and the ability to walk and walk and walk and … The annual music festival that is affectionately known as "Lolla"...