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  • Peter Bacon Hales, professor at UIC, dies

    Peter Bacon Hales, professor at UIC, dies
    Peter Bacon Hales was a cultural historian, photographer, author and art history professor who taught for 30 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Hales wrote books about the cultural and environmental history of the Manhattan Project, how...
  • Shining a light on women's issues in Chicago

    Thirty-five women representing a variety of nonprofit organizations that address women's policy, health and economic issues joined us for a Trib Nation Community Conversation recently. Here are some of the issues that women believe merit more coverage...
  • 'The Mockingbird Next Door' by Marja Mills: an excerpt

    'The Mockingbird Next Door' by Marja Mills: an excerpt
    "Do you want to take a trip? You can say no." Tim Bannon, my editor at the Chicago Tribune, stood at my cubicle on an August day in 2001. Back then, he ran the daily features section. Tim knew I liked to travel for stories, and that if the story took me...
  • Is 'But I was drunk!' ever an excuse for cheating?

    Is 'But I was drunk!' ever an excuse for cheating?
    Dear Anna, Solve a debate between me and my boyfriend: If your partner cheats on you while under a heavy influence of alcohol or drugs, is that an acceptable excuse? Like, what if they were blacked out? —DUI Dear DUI, Acceptable in what sense?...
  • Marja Mills addresses Harper Lee controversy at literary event

    Marja Mills addresses Harper Lee controversy at literary event
    Less than a week after the publication of Marja Mills' memoir, “The Mockingbird Next Door,” her story of befriending the famously reclusive 88-year-old author Harper Lee, the book remains embroiled in controversy. On July 14, the day...
  • Libraries that use 3-D printers consider new rules

    Libraries that use 3-D printers consider new rules
    Faced with almost unlimited options, Liz Kelsey and her 5-year-old daughter, Alice, decided to make a single red rose. Using the 3-D printer at their suburban public library, they could have just as easily made a pair of ear buds, a citrus reamer, a...
  • Chicago picked as second city for housing program

    Chicago picked as second city for housing program
    Chicago will be the second city for the federal government's Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative, Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, announced Tuesday. The pilot program, announced for Detroit in May, is designed to help...
  • Austin-Irving Book Club

    Austin-Irving Book Club
    Our club: We are the Austin-Irving Book Club. Our meetings: We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor community room of the Austin-Irving branch of the Chicago Public Library. The participants reside primarily in...
  • Public libraries in Chicago, suburbs offering online streaming

    Public libraries in Chicago, suburbs offering online streaming
    Try to check out a hot new book or movie at your local library, and you're likely to get put on a long waiting list. Libraries in the Chicago area are trying to change that by offering a new online checkout service. Instead of having a limited number...
  • 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' is this year's One Book, One Chicago

    'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' is this year's One Book, One Chicago
    "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" (Picador 2000), the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Chabon, is this year's selection for One Book, One Chicago, the Chicago Public Library announced Friday. The story is about Joe Kavalier and Sammy...
  • Bonding over generations of childhood books

     Bonding over generations of childhood books
    In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines OK — now continue. If you were one of the countless children who have been mesmerized by the classic picture book "Madeline," you can. Word for word, page by page, through the story of the...