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  • Simmerling's vibrant work lives on

    Simmerling's vibrant work lives on
    Monday night in the coach house of the extraordinary Glessner House, William Tyre stood behind a podium and spoke to the hundred or so people who had come in from the cold and were sitting in chairs along the walls and standing in the middle of the ancient room. They listened to Tyre talk about his old friend Jack Simmerling.
  • Train your eyes on three great photographers

    Train your eyes on three great photographers
    That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...

    2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren

    2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren
    Nelson Algren used to write books in and about Chicago. Though his name and reputation have diminished over the last decades, he lingers in the shadows. The Tribune has presented yearly literary awards for short stories in his name since 1981, though some...

    Doo-wop singer hopes his 'Signal' reaches Broadway

    Doo-wop singer hopes his 'Signal' reaches Broadway
    It's a long way from the street corners of Gary to the White House, but Henry Farag and some of his pals have made that trip four times. As part of the doo-wop singing group Stormy Weather that he started in 1974 doing its a cappella thing, Farag and...

    Family secrets live on in film

    Family secrets live on in film
    It is an arduous task to make a movie — how many of you are tired of waiting for "The Devil in the White City" to hit the big screen almost 10 years after the book's publication? — so it is not hard to understand why it took Wisconsin-based...