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  • Steppenwolf's 10th Red or White Ball

    Steppenwolf's 10th Red or White Ball
    The Auxiliary Council of Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosted the 10th anniversary of its Red or White Ball with more than 500 patrons April 5 at Venue One. This annual event benefits the nationally recognized arts education program Steppenwolf for Young...
  • Books to give as gifts

    Books to give as gifts
    As your relatives get older, it can get increasingly difficult to find them great gifts. We've created a number of scenarios for giving the best books for each of your adult family members. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row...
  • Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

    Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century
    For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books. Now, in the 21st century, the library faces perhaps its most momentous challenge: Americans are moving away increasingly from the printed page to digital screens for...
  • Five books: Warming up with a festive high-five

    Five books: Warming up with a festive high-five
    Printers Row Lit Fest announced its lineup earlier this week, and it's led by Judy Blume, the beloved children's book author who has helped several generations endure the agony of adolescence. Blume will receive the Chicago Tribune's Young Adult...
  • Violence Community Conversation at the Chicago Tribune

    Violence Community Conversation at the Chicago Tribune
    When Trib Nation put out the call to people interested in violence and why it has festered in Chicago, we found immediate and strong interest. Readers wanted to join the conversation. So did the heads of organizations, victim advocates, people who...
  • Review: "The Cooked Seed" by Anchee Min

    Review: "The Cooked Seed" by Anchee Min
    When I started reading Anchee Min's latest memoir, "The Cooked Seed," I presumed there would be many commonalities between her life journey in America and mine. We both emigrated from Shanghai — Min came over to the United States as a student in...
  • Five books: Graphic novelists at Lit Fest

    Five books: Graphic novelists at Lit Fest
    Art Spiegelman, author of “Maus,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir that essentially legitimized cartooning as a literary form, will kick off this year's Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday, June 8, as winner of the Chicago Public Library's Harold...
  • Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom

    Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom
    Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of...
  • Literary Saloon: A boy, a dog, a mystery — it all adds up

    Literary Saloon: A boy, a dog, a mystery — it all adds up
    When last we read Theresa Schwegel, she was four fine novels into a successful career. The first book, "Officer Down" (2005) won the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. That was followed by "Probable Cause" (2007),...
  • Authors honored at Sandburg awards

    Authors honored at Sandburg awards
    This year's Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner, presented at the UIC Forum Oct. 23 by the Chicago Public Library and its foundation, brought together 74authors with ties to Chicago. Co-chaired by Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and foundation board...
  • 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...