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  • Edward Burns returns to his roots

    Edward Burns returns to his roots
    About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
  • Hit show 'Wild Chicago' may be heading to DVD

    Hit show 'Wild Chicago' may be heading to DVD
    In January 1989, entertainer Ben Hollis and WTTW-Ch. 11 producer Jon Davies created a television show that they called "Wild Chicago." The reason they did this, said Hollis at the time, "was because there was nothing like it on TV." Indeed. I was the...
  • Chicago Public Library Playaways

     
    I am a vocal proponent of having a library card.  Obviously, books are awesome, but in addition to having loads of reading material at your fingertips, at the Chicago Public Library you also have movies, music, museum passes and more accessible to you.  I...
  • Denis Johnson's papers go to Texas and more book news

     
    Denis Johnson, who won the National Book Award for his massive Vietnam novel "Tree of Smoke," will be giving his papers to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, it was announced Wednesday. As is typical of an......
  • Illinois Republicans lay budget cards on the table

     
    Last week, the Illinois Senate Republican caucus released "Facing Fiscal Reality --A plan for reality-based budgeting," a 21-page document that dealt in some detail with the cuts and other changes GOP lawmakers feel are necessary to get the state's...
  • Beat the heat

     
    Summer weather has officially hit Chicago. These are the days where I wish for the days of Snowpocalypse. I’m what some call a “penguin,” in that I’m not a big fan of heat—well, more like I hate humidity (but who doesn’...
  • My summer field trip to the Chicago History Museum

     
      After living in Chicago for almost 2 years now, I decided I really learn about the city & its history. My friends and I have been taking little “field trips” all over the city and exploring places we've never gone. Last week I was able t...
  • Frosh 101: The grocery store

     
    Oh, fall is in the air! The mild temps just bring us closer to college football, changing colors and, of course, beautiful women sporting sexy sweaters. Sorry. It's just my Kryptonite. Had to get that out of the way. But of course, fall (Not autumn....
  • NaNoWriMo awaaaaay!

     
    You'll have to excuse me. For the next month, my posts may be peppered with the following words and phrases: Starbucks, sleep-deprived, character development, third-act problems, rough draft, Starbucks, up until 2 a.m. (again), Starbucks, did I have a...
  • Juvenile detention program is helping kids turn graffiti skills into art

    Juvenile detention program is helping kids turn graffiti skills into art
    The walls were brown; not the nice, warm hue in decor magazines, just plain, dull brown. I was only in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center for a few hours, but I already could feel the draining effects of the drabness that surrounded me....
  • '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...